The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has announced the launch of registration for Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), the premier U.S. ocean policy conference.
The conference is scheduled to take place June 6-8, 2023, in Washington, DC and virtually.
CHOW 2023: Ocean x Climate will focus on the connection between the ocean and climate change. The CHOW conference agenda with session descriptions for June 7 and 8 at the Ronald Reagan Building is now available on the registration website.
Understanding global climate change and mitigating and adapting to its impacts is inextricably linked to our one ocean and its biodiversity. How we manage our global ocean to ensure it thrives for future generations is central to combatting climate change, protecting the health of coastal communities, and sustaining our economies. This extends to the role of national marine sanctuaries and protected areas in strengthening resilience, and communicating the need for more ocean-climate actions.
According to Shannon Colbert, the foundation’s vice president for external affairs:
“The ocean is critical to maintaining life on earth. A thriving ocean in the future requires we address climate change head-on, and make ocean and coastal communities front and center in all national climate strategies. CHOW 2023 will dive into how this nexus will shape the future for our ocean, and our planet.”
You can register for the conference here.