CONCUR facilitated the Second Biennial Ocean Climate Summit: “Moving from Knowledge to Action” at the California Academy of Sciences
The initiative’s goal was to launch real solutions on a local, state, and federal level through the strategies of building partnerships, research collaborations, outreach and education, and policy reform.
Invited attendees included scientists, marine resource managers, educators and public information specialists from local agencies, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions who participated in breakout groups in the areas of public outreach, science and information, and innovation and adaptation. Partner members include the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Coastal Training Program and The 11th Hour Project. The summit was convened on June 3, 2010 to:
- Present and discuss the key findings and recommendations from the report, Climate Change Impacts: Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.
- Frame a roadmap toward effective communication of these impacts to the public through common themes, messages, and hope for the future.
- Frame methods to promote efficient and effective communication on issues surrounding climate change impacts amongst scientists, natural resource managers, and communities.
- Frame strategies to move natural resource management from planning for today to planning for the future while faced with uncertainty.