The UN Ocean conference brought the ocean to the top of the international political agenda. The expectations on the research community to contribute to achieve the SDG:s, not least goal 14 (Life below water), are high. Are we prepared to respond to these challenges? And how?
We kick-start the season of Sea and Society Talks at the University of Gothenburg on September 7 with a special session focusing on the implementation of the SDG:s after the Ocean conference in New York. Welcome to join the discussion!
14.00-14.10 Welcome and comments about the Ocean conference and onwards Lena Gippert, University of Gothenburg
14.10-15.00 How to promote more efficient collaboration between authorities, industry and the research community? Participants from the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SWAM), the business sector, the University and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
15.00 – 15.10 Break
15.10 – 15.40 The SDG:s and the research community Anders Ekbom, Maria Edström, Tyrone Martinsson, Sam Dupont and Kristina Sundell, University of Gothenburg
15.40 – 16.00 Panel discussion
16.00 – Food & drinks