Charting Progress: Creating New Marine Protected Areas in Antarctica and the High Seas

There will be a webcast of this event

Negotiations currently underway in the United Nations are grappling with questions about how to identify, create, and enforce Marine Protected Areas (MPA) beyond national jurisdiction. At the same time, nations concerned with the ocean around Antarctica are considering proposals to create new MPAs in that region. Please join the Wilson Center and The Pew Charitable Trusts, with support from the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, for a high-level discussion with those leading the research and informing the policy process to encourage progress on MPAs around Antarctica and on the high seas. 

Introductory Remarks

Sherri Goodman
Senior Fellow, Wilson Center;
former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security) 

Welcoming Remarks

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco (video message)

Keynote Address

Sylvia A. Earle
Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society; Founder, Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEAlliance) and Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc.; Former Chief Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Panel 1: Encouraging New Antarctic MPAs

Speakers

Ambassador Katrina Cooper 
Deputy Chief of Mission,
Embassy of Australia

Markus Brill
Minister Counselor, Food and Agriculture, 
Embassy of Germany

Andrea Kavanaugh
Director, Antarctic and Southern Ocean Conservation, 
The Pew Charitable Trusts
 

Moderator

Russell Smith 
The Ocean Foundation

Panel 2: Creating High Seas MPAs

Speakers

Cymie Payne
Associate Professor, Rutgers University

Florian Botto
Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the 
Principality of Monaco to the United States

Liz Karan
Senior Manager, Protecting Ocean Life on the
High Sea Campaign, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Moderator

Ambassador David Balton  
Senior Fellow, Wilson Center; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries, U.S. Department of State

Closing Remarks 

Ambassador David Balton  
Senior Fellow, Wilson Center; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries, U.S. Department of State

 

Photo courtesy of Cassie Matias on Unsplash

Speakers

Introduction

  • Sherri Goodman

    Senior Fellow
    Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)

Keynote

Moderator

Panelists

  • Florian Botto

    Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the Principality of Monaco to the United Nations
  • Markus Brill

    Minister Counselor, Food and Agriculture, Embassy of Germany
  • Ambassador Katrina Cooper

    Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Australia
  • Liz Karan

    Senior Manager, Protecting Ocean Life on the High Sea Campaign, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Andrea Kavanaugh

    Director, Antarctic and Southern Ocean Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Cymie Payne

    Associate Professor, Rutgers University