BLUE WATER AUSTRALIA SUMMIT

JUNE 8TH from 8:30am til 5:00pm ACST

The Blue Water Australia Summit will stream up to 8 hours broadcast of content gathering from environmental thought leaders, ocean advocates,  storytellers, with a focus on the Great Southern Oceans.

The Blue Water Australia Summit is designed to encourage our global family to think broadly about the ongoing effects on our oceans population, climate change — and how changes within the Southern Ocean have far reaching impacts worldwide. Our Oceans operate as a single interconnected organism and what impacts locally affects  globally.

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PROGRAM

PRESENTED BY Blue Water Australia Summit

“Bringing a voice to our Oceans and Waters”

Day 1

(ORIGINALLY BROADCAST ON JUNE 7TH)

8:30 am Welcome to the Blue Water Summit

Traditional Ceremony – Welcome to Country

Opening Remarks and acknowledgement of partnerships

Order of events

9:00 am Discovery and Recovery

The Age of Discovery and Recovery of Antarctica

Taking a retrospective view of the first 20 years (1901 to 1922) of Antarctic exploration and research and coinciding in 2022with the 100 year anniversary of the Explorer Shackleton’s death.

Speakers Include:

Tim Jarvis, Adventurer 

Peter Maddern, Publisher 

Mike Libecki, National Geographic Explorer

10:00 am Establishing Marine Parks for Restoration

To achieve parity with land set aside for conservation, the area of marine parks needs to double ocean-wide, accommodating for both current uses and future sustainability needs. And to protect specialist breeding grounds there is an immediate necessity to further the establishing of new, plus extending of existing, Marine Protection Areas (MPA) in the Antarctic waters.

Speakers Include:

10:00 am Establishing Marine Parks for Restoration

To achieve parity with land set aside for conservation, the area of marine parks needs to double ocean-wide, accommodating for both current uses and future sustainability needs. And to protect specialist breeding grounds there is an immediate necessity to further the establishing of new, plus extending of existing, Marine Protection Areas (MPA) in the Antarctic waters.

Speakers Include:

Lyn Goldsworthy, AM – PhD Candidate and long-time Antarctic and high seas activist, IMAS

Tim Jarvis, Adventurer 

11:00 am  From Hunter to Harvest

A Hungry World likes Fish too Much

How is fishing and specifically sustainable fisheries together with evolving Aquacultures, in their many forms and locations, transforming opportunities to feed a hungry world?

Speakers Include:

Dr Kate Rodda, Program Leader, Aquaculture Environment Program, PIR 

Derek Walker, Chairman, KutiCo

Matthew Blyth, Director ‘Australian Wild Prawn’

12:00 pm Regenerative Wealth for the Oceans

An introduction with explanations of the new boundaries for the emerging Blue Economies – from harvesting tidal areas to extraction and synthesising new-age materials from marine life.

Speakers Include:

Rob Lewis; Marine Scientist

Dr. Pia Winberg, Chief Scientist, Phycohealth

Jilly Middleton, Lead Marine Campaigner, Environment Tasmania

1:00 pm Musical interlude / Lunch

Heather Lander, Cellist, performing Humpback Harmony

1:45 pm A Cure for Ocean Blindness and Improving Ocean Literacy

Tools and Technologies to See and Hear the Ocean

When we see the ocean, especially at sunset, all looks at peace. For our knowledge of the oceans to expand and be more meaningful, we need to ‘look’ below the surface, engaging with C21st tech to remove our blindness.

Speakers Include:

Alan Noble, Philanthropist, AusOcean

Dan Monceaux, Danimations

Dr Prue Francis, Deakin University5

2:45 pm Citizen Science to the Rescue

The oceans cover over twice that of land on earth and are no way as accessible. And yet for something so vast, our base knowledge is poor, and we are not schooled in Ocean Literacy.  Yet citizen science is on the raise, recruiting thousands of researchers armed with passion and social media, to collaborate with stakeholders and to support new answers to old questions.

Speakers Include:

Gretta Pecl, Marine ecologist, REDMAP

Jane Bamford, Artist

Tony & Phyll Bartram, KI Dolphin Watch

3:45 pm First Nation Ocean Relationships

Lesson from Traditional ways

First Nation dwellers used and valued the sea, and future success will benefit from gaining an understanding of forgotten skills and Aboriginal knowledge, lore, and customs for greater community engagement with Our Oceans

Speakers Include:

Mickey O’Brien; Cultural advisor

4:45 pm  Closing Remarks / future direction

Greg Reitman,  Founder, the Blue Water ‘experiences’ – Entertainment; Film Festival; Summit; Institute; Writers Festival

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Blue Water Institute is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of the planet and the need to nurture the next generation of environmental filmmakers. The Institute is driven by its environmental programs that discover, innovate and support the next generation of environmental filmmakers and thought leaders from all over the world.