Monmouth University to hold symposium on oceans and climate change

Date: 13 April 2023

Time: 4pm

Leaders in marine science and policy will convene at Monmouth University at 4 p.m. April 13 for the 16th annual Future of the Ocean Symposium in the Great Hall Auditorium.

Participants will explore where the nation is succeeding and failing to address climate change’s impacts on the oceans, and how oceans can help mitigate those impacts, according to a university news release.

“While the ocean has borne an outsized share of the brunt of climate change, we are only beginning to recognize its potential as part of the solution,” UCI Director Tony MacDonald said. “For example, the greening of ports and shipping, a continued shift to renewable energy sources, and the restoration of submerged vegetation in our estuaries can all play a part in lowering CO2 levels.”

The event, hosted by the Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute, is free for all to attend, and no registration is required.

The world’s oceans have absorbed an estimated 90% of all of the excess heat from global warming and nearly one-third of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, the release said.

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The Press of Atlantic City, 4 April 2023. More information.

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