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DEEP DIVE: The Alarming State of the Ocean – Inspiring Action and Searching for Solutions (Webinar)

Date and Time: June 6, 2024, Thursday, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (CEST) 
Location: Online Webinar 
Event Registration: Webinar page and registration

In celebration of World Ocean Day, MEDSEA invites you to the online event "Deep Dive: The Alarming State of the Ocean", a detailed analysis of the challenges that oceans are facing due to climate change and the strategies to promote environmental conservation. 

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Organised by a Coalition of European foundations dedicated to ocean protection - MEDSEA Foundation (IT), John Nurminen Foundation (FI), and the Fondation de la Mer (FR)- during the week of World Ocean Day on June 8, the event offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from ocean sector leaders, better understand the issues our oceans face, and discover how each of us can contribute to their conservation. 

Over the course of an hour and a half, explorers, photographers, sea activists, research experts, and representatives from the three Foundations for the Sea will take turns speaking. 

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Fabien Cousteau, Aquanaut and Oceanographic Explorer Founder of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and PROTEUS™, Fabien is renowned for his pioneering work in ocean advocacy and environmental education. He will bring his deep knowledge of ocean advocacy to the webinar and share remarkable underwater footage. 
Dr. Lucy Woodall, Associate Professor in Marine Conservation Biology and Policy, University of Exeter; Lucy is a marine biologist who employs transdisciplinary practices to tackle global ecological challenges. Her presentation will clarify the link between climate change and oceans, focusing on changes in marine ecosystems. 
Arya Yurdacan, Entrepreneur and Ocean Conservationist; A member of the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council and recognized as one of the “20 Under 20” most inspiring entrepreneurs by Wise in 2020, Arya will share her experiences in inspiring advocacy for ocean sustainability. 
Greg Lecoeur, Wildlife and Ocean Photographer, National Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016; Greg will display his impactful underwater photography and discuss how marine environmental changes are visually manifested, contributing to conservation awareness. 

Roundtable Discussion on Solutions: Experiences from the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean

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Annamari Arrakoski-Engardt, CEO, John Nurminen Foundation 
The Foundation is dedicated to improving the state of the Baltic Sea by reducing nutrient loads and other environmental issues. Annamari will discuss practical conservation efforts. 
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Alessio Satta, Founder, MEDSEA Foundation Based in Cagliari, Sardinia, the MEDSEA Foundation works to protect and restore coastal-marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean. Alessio will illustrate innovative approaches to address biodiversity loss and adapt to climate change. 
Sabine Roux de Bézieux, President, Fondation de la Mer The Fondation de la Mer supports ocean actors, protects marine biodiversity, and combats pollution. Sabine will explain how the foundation encourages innovation and research to preserve the oceans. 
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