International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Global Ocean Series: Linking LMEs to Local Science and Management for Sustainable Development

20 May - 11 June 2020, Online
These four webinars, taking place on 20 May/TBD/10 June/11 June, will explore the question of how scaling between local management and large marine ecosystems (LMEs) connects to the UN Decade on Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development.

Save the dates!

Session 1: Wednesday, 20 May, 8 am to 10 am EDT
Framing the issue:  Kick-off conversation linking Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) to local science and management

  • Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
  • Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, IOC & Assistant Director, UNESCO
  • Sandra Whitehouse, Ocean Conservancy
  • Ken Sherman, Graduate School Oceanography (GSO), URI
  • Elin Torell, Coastal Resources Center, GSO, URI
  • Barry Gold, Earth Resilience Group
  • J.P. Walsh, Coastal Resources Center, GSO, URI

Register for Session 1

Session 2: Date being revised
Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem: A holistic perspective

Session 3: Wednesday, 10 June, 8 pm to 10 pm EDT
Asia and Pacific Regional Discussion between LMEs, national and local projects

Session 4: Thursday, 11 June 10 am to noon EDT
Americas, Africa and Europe Regional Discussion between LMEs, national and local projects

Questions: Email Sarah Gaines at

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