Accelerating Knowledge & Innovation in California for Implementation of the White House Ocean-Climate Action Plan

By Kiya Bibby

A California Ocean Science Trust Briefing for the California Legislature

Where: State Capitol Building, Room 127

When: 12:00-1:00 PM Friday, January 19th, 2024

In-person Only | Lunch Provided

Moderated by
Dr. Heather Tallis, Executive Fellow, UCSC Center for Coastal Climate Resilience and Former Assistant Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Featuring Panelists
Kaitlyn Kalua, Deputy Director of the Ocean Protection Council
Dr. Clarissa Anderson, Director of the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System and the Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Systems
Dr. Laurie Richmond, Professor of Environmental Science & Managemen, Co-Chair of the Cal Poly Humboldt Sea Level Rise Institute, and Extension Specialist, CA Sea Grant

About the White House Ocean-Climate Action Plan (OCAP)

In early 2023, the White House released the first federal strategy for ocean-based climate solutions, called the Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP). The OCAP, ”…exemplifies the President and Vice President’s focus on science as possibility, specifically tapping the power of knowledge, science, technology, and innovation to open doors so we can step beyond the limitations of today into a different tomorrow—a better tomorrow. We seek to unleash the benefits that help realize the ambitions of every person in this country—in this case, for a stable climate, good jobs and healthy economies, and an equitable and just society.” (p. 2, Letter from the Co-Chairs of the Ocean Policy Committee, OCAP)

California’s subnational leadership in ocean protection and climate action are attributable in part to innovative, solution-focused approach to knowledge development that brings capacity to address the climate challenge. Join us for a lunchtime briefing to hear how California’s academics and agencies are elevating the role of science in ocean-climate action.

Presented in Partnership with
California Assemblymember Dawn Addis

Register Here

We hope to accommodate all RSVPs but, due to limited space, legislative staff will be given priority.

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