A few quick notes from Dan Pingaro, executive director of Sailors for the Sea, while attending The Economist Magazine World Oceans Summit.
The Economist Magazine World Ocean Summit brought together NGO’s, companies and governments to address ocean issues and possible collaborative solutions to support a healthy ocean and vibrant economy. Sailors for the Sea is a proud and active participant at the WOS.
Last nights reception at WOS
Last night while attending the opening keynote speaker, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, president, Republic of Iceland, spoke about fisheries, Dan was struck by President Grimsson’s comment, “The nexus between fisheries and technology is quite possibly the best hope for ocean health.”
What do you think? Tell us: Do you agree that technology can help fisheries?
Learn more how the US incorporates science and technology into fisheries management through the The Office of Science and Technology, a part of the NOAA Fisheries.
Sailors for the Sea exectuive director, Dan Pingaro, will be speaking at the upcoming The Economist’s World Oceans Summit in Singapore. The summit will examine how the increasing activity in and around the oceans can be managed sustainably and what this means for business and other key stakeholders.
Dan Pingaro will speak on a panel about Corporate responsibility: Taking custodianship of the oceans.
The panel will discuss: Why have so few companies set goals in an around the responsible use of the oceans, or adopted oceans goals in their sustainability programmes? By contrast, there is barely a Fortune 500 company that hasn’t yet set goals around climate change, carbon footprints and sustainability in a broader context. Sustainability, indeed, is moving out of the realms of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and reputational risk into the boardroom: it is fast becoming a strategic focus for improving growth and adding value. Oceans, too, require this focus—a sustainability agenda that is both good for the oceans and good for business.
Stay tuned for information about from this important summit and discussion, with a post to come from Dan while in Singapore!