Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Capitol Hill Ocean Week Registration Now Open


Registration for Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2021 is now open, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation announced this week.

The CHOW conference will take place virtually from June 8-10, 2021, according to the announcement:

“This year’s conference will focus on building a more racially equitable and just movement for our ocean and Great Lakes.”

CHOW 2021 will examine how exclusionary practices and systemic racism impact conservation, science, and policy; and how strengthening justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion will improve the sustainability of the USA’s ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes.

The conference will also provide a platform for panelists and participants to identify and discuss the priorities that could shape an ocean justice policy agenda: if ocean policy were just and equitable, what would it look like, and what are the actions we collectively need to take to get there?

To view the conference description, go to

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.