On September 28/29th (depending on your time zone!), the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) will host an online panel discussion on The Future of Antarctic Peninsula Protection.
The Antarctic Peninsula is an ecologically unique and biologically rich marine region, but it is also one of the fastest warming areas on the planet. Furthermore, the Peninsula has a relatively large human presence (compared to the rest of Antarctica), with fishing, tourism, and scientific research all taking place. Now, the designation of an international MPA has been proposed to protect the Peninsula’s biodiversity and increase ecosystem resilience in a changing climate. Join us to learn why so many different people all over the world are dedicated to conserving this vital marine ecosystem.
-Pål Skogrand, Director of Antarctic Affairs, Aker BioMarine
-Amanda Lynnes, Director of Environment and Science Coordination | International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators
-Cesar Cardenas, Scientific cooperation officer for Australia, New Zealand, Chilean Antarctic Institute
-Eunhee Kim, Researcher, Citizens’ Institute for Environmental Studies / Korean Federation for Environmental Movement
Moderator: Lyn Goldsworthy, AM, Ph.D. candidate, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
This webinar will be held at 1:00 AM UTC September 29th, which is:
9:00 pm September 28th US Eastern time zone
9:00 am Sept. 29th – Beijing time zone (People’s Republic of China)
10:00 am Sept 29th – Seoul time zone (South Korea)
11:00 am Sept. 29th – Melbourne time zone (Australia – Victoria)
2:00 pm Sept. 29th – Wellington time zone (New Zealand)
Register for the webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z6Qg7ZkCReOYbbcp5IFB1g