"New York is a city of… something. Something tangible, but inexplicable." It "is a semi-coordinated mess, a place that seems like it could only survive in theory, in movies, and in ideology, yet somehow it works. It has carved out a niche of its own and flourished in its capabilities.
Some of us convening in New York hold a broader hope: that considering the collective solutions for our oceans will encourage dialogue across the arbitrary lines that increasingly shape our world. Protecting our oceans is necessary for all our futures, but we cannot do this by retreating behind borders.