The Ocean Conference
5-9 June 2017, New York, United States of America
The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 - 'Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development' - is being held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the United States, from 5-9 June 2017.
Coinciding with World Oceans Day, this one-off event will bring together attendees from government, academia and the scientific community, the private and financial sectors, and civil society and advocacy groups to advance implementation of SDG14 - sharing best practice and learnings from each of their sectors around the world.
The SDGs, agreed in 2015, are ambitious - SDG14 alone covers issues of climate change, biodiversity, pollution, sustainable economic development and technology. The Ocean Conference is therefore aiming "to be the game changer" to make achieving SDG14 actually doable.
As well as attending the conference itself, our delegates will visit New York-based NGOs and other stakeholders, where they'll have the chance to discuss SDG14 and find out what challenges lie ahead.
DEPARTS AKL - 27 May
ARRIVES BACK IN AKL - 13 June
TRAINING WEEKEND - 6-7 May
APPLICATIONS DUE - 14 April
$1500 DEPOSIT DUE - 24 April
DELEGATION FEE - $5290
Emily has had a specific interest in oceanography, marine biology and climate change for most of her life, and has worked on ocean acidification and the status of the ocean for the past eight years. She is incredibly passionate about research involving many key aspects of the ocean, particularly the physiological, molecular and ecological effects of climate change on marine organisms from across the globe. In addition to research, she has been an active member of the broader scientific and political community for some time, including being a scientific policy author for UNEP, and a member of the New Zealand Ocean Acidification Research Group, the Otago Institute for Arts and Science (a branch of The Royal Society of New Zealand), an International Graduate Scholar for the Fifth International Conference on Climate Change, and the International Council for Science: Auckland, 2014 – General Assembly. At the conference she looks forward to broadening her knowledge on essential scientific techniques, upcoming novel experiments and the ability to meet and collaborate with a large range of delegates from a plethora of backgrounds which will provide her with a larger understanding of the role of the ocean and the importance of such work from across the world.