Presentations

"Good Morning America" with Charles Gibson, 3 November 1987
"Good Morning America" with Charles Gibson, 3 November 1987

 

"Fanny Douvere (who now leads the World Heritage Marine Programme at UNESCO) and her frequent collaborator Bud Ehler have done more than anyone to advance the field of marine spatial planning in the past five years, traveling to dozens of workshops and conferences worldwide to present on the subject of MSP."

John Davis, Editor, MEAM Newletter, August-September 2010

 

 

2014


Lecturer, "Marine Spatial Planning in Practice: International Overview", Universidad Internacional de Andalucia, La Rabida, Spain, 31 July 2014


Lecturer, "Marine Spatial Planning in Practice", 16th Large Marine Ecosystem Meeting, UNESCO, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Paris, France, 8-11 July 2014


Lecturer, "What is Marine Spatial Planning?", Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 18 June 2014


Presenter, Abu Dhabi Plan Maritime 2030 Charette, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9-11 June 2014


Lecturer, "Trans-Boundary Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning", European Maritime Day, Bremen, Germany, 19 May 2014


Lecturer, "Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction", MS Degree in Ocean Governance, University of Malta, Msida, Matla, 14 May 2014


Lecturer, "Marine Spatial Planning Lectures" (3 lectures), Training on Sustainable Development and Governance of the Caspian Sea, International Ocean Institute, Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, 3 April 2014


Lecturer, "Future Ocean Spatial Planning: the Way Forward?", Scoping Workshop on Future Ocean Spatial Planning", GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 12-13 March 2014


2013

 

Lecturer, "Marine Spatial Planning Lectures", Training on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, and Caspian Seas, International Ocean Institute, Malta, 15 November 2013

 

Plenary Panelist (First Day Summary), Session Chair (Marine Spatial Planning and MPAs), and Speaker, "How will we measure the success of marine spatial plans: a new UNESCO guide?. International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC3), Marseilles, France, 21-25 October 2013.

 

Keynote, “Implementing marine spatial planning: the global state-of-play”, MESMA (Monitoring and Evaluation of Spatially Managed Areas, EU-funded project) Final Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 8-10 October 2013

 

Keynote, "IOC's International Programme on Marine Spatial Planning", Launch of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course on Maritime Spatial Planning (University Iauv of Venice, University of Seville, and University of the Azores), Seville, Spain, 1 October 2013

 

Keynote, "Marine Spatial Planning: How to Get Started", Seminar on Maritime Spatial Planning, Danish Nature Agency and Danish Society for Marine Biology, Copenhagen, Denmark, 26 September 2013

 

Lecture, “Implementing marine spatial planning”, Maritime Spatial Planning Course for Professionals in the Baltic Sea Region, Maritime Institute, Gdansk, Poland, 26-30 September 2013 

 

Keynote, "Why Do We Need Marine Spatial Planning?", Auckland Conversations, Auckland, New Zealand, 11 September 2013

 

Keynote, "What Is Marine Spatial Planning: Lessons from International Experience?", New Zealand Coastal Society, Hamilton, New Zealand, 10 September 2013

 

Keynote, "How Does Marine Spatial Planning Really Work?", Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar, "Creating a Future Together", Official launch of creating a marine spatial plan for the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand, 9 September 2013

 

Moderator, Seminar on "Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Management: lessons from practical initiatives to inform the proposed Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning". European Parliament, sponsored by WWF and the European Wind Energy Association. Brussels, Belgium, 4 September 2013.

 

Keynote, "What have we learned by implementing coastal and marine spatial planning in countries around the world?", Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Workshop, International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Hai Phong Peoples Party Congress, Hai Phong, Viet Nam, 30 May 2013.

 

On-line debate with Tundi Agardy, President of Sound Seas. "Does marine spatial planning need to involve ocean zoning to be effective."

OpenChannels website: http://openchannels.org/chat/online-debate-does-marine-spatial-planning-need-involve-ocean-zoning-be effective-bud-ehler. 7 May 2013.

 

Keynote,"Marine Spatial Planning: A Framework", Marine Spatial Planning Workshop, Stockholm Resilience Centre for the Swedish Water and Marine Management Agency, Stockholm, Sweden, 23-24 April 2013

 

Lecturer, "Marine Spatial Planning Update", MAPP Indicator Workshop, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 26 March 2013

 

Lecturer, "Marine Spatial Planning Lectures", Training on Regional Ocean Governance for Turkmenistan (Caspian Sea), International Ocean Institute (Malta), Turkmenbashy, Turkmenistan, 14 March 2013

 

Invited Speaker, “Marine Spatial Planning as a Framework for Sustainable Development of  LMEs”, Conference on Stress, Sustainabiility, and Development of Large Marine Ecosystems during Climate Change, JF Kennedy Library, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 16 February 2013

 

Featured Speaker, “Marine Spatial Planning—the International Challenge”, Coastal Futures 2013 Conference, University of London, London, England, 23-24 January 2013

 

2012

 

Co-chair (with Stephanie Moura, Sea Plan), Workshop on UNESCO’s Draft Marine Spatial Planning Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Guide with the Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Program, the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, and SeaPlan. Boston, MA, 12 December 2012

 

Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning for the Arctic", Shell Workshop on Integrated Management and Assessment in the Marine Arctic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 28 November 2012

 

Invited Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning: a new model for managing the marine space", Economy of the Sea Conference, Biarritz, France, 21 November 2012.

 

Lecturer, "Marine Spatial Planning Lectures", Training on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, and Caspian Seas, International Ocean Institute, Malta, 16 November 2012

 

Speaker, "The Value of Effective Stakeholder Participation in Maritime Spatial Planning", Launch of the PICSES Guide to Implementing the Ecosystem Approach Through the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, WWF-UK. Brussels, Belgium, 13 November 2012

 

Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning: essential steps of integrated management of the sea", Integrated Marine Management Workshop, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Jaffa, Israel. 8 November 2012.

 

Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning: a new approach to integrated management of the sea", The 5th Jerusalem Conference on Environment and Nature.  The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Jerusalem, Israel.  5 November 2012.

 

Keynote Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning: an introduction", Workshop on Using Scenario Planning to Shape the Future of the Southern California Bight, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California, USA, 24-26 July 2012

 

Speaker, "An International Review of Marine Spatial Planning", IOC-IUCN-NOAA Large Marine Ecosystem Consultative Meeting, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO, Paris, 5 July 2012 

 

Keynote Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning: Connecting the Dots", Final C-SCOPE Workshop, Poole, England, 12 June 2012

 

Speaker, "International Experience with Marine Spatial Planning", SHAPE Conference, Venice, Italy, 6 June 2012

 

Invited Lecturer, "The Foundations of Marine Spatial Planning", MSP Workshop, Universita IUAV di Venizia, Venice, Italy, 4 June 2012

 

Keynote Speaker, "International MSP Experience", Univeristy of Gothenburg MSP Workshop, European Maritime Day, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22 May 2012

 

Keynote Speaker, "MSP: Think Different", Pleanary Panel on "Sustainable Use of Healthy Seas" of European Maritime Day Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 21 May 2012

 

Lecturer, "Six Lectures on the Elements of MSP", UNEP Regional Train-the-Trainers Training Course on Spatial Planning in the Coastal and Marine Areas of the East Asia Seas Region, Phuket, Thailand, 14-18 May 2012

 

Speaker, "Space, Time, and Outstanding Universal Value", Second Expert Workshop on World Heritage Management Guidance, International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm, Germany, 7-9 May 2012

 

Lecturer, "Marine Spatial Planning: Keys to Success", Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand, 5 March 2012

 

Speaker, "World Heritage Marine and Marine Spatial Planning", First Expert Workshop on World Heritage Management Guidance, International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm, Germany, 26-29 February 2012

 

Speaker, "Toward Ecosystem-Based Marine Spatial Planning", Ocean Futures Conference, London, England, 18-19 January 2012

 

 

 2011

 

Lecturer, "Marine Spatial Planning Lectures", Training on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, and Caspian Seas, International Ocean Institute, Malta, 18 November 2011

 

Keynote Speaker, "Ecosystem Approach and Marine Spatial Planning",

Conference on Planning for Biodiversity, Ministry of Environment, Warsaw, Republic of Poland, 7-9 November 2011

 

Invited Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning: an idea whose time has come", Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Seoul, Korea, 31 October 2011

 

Keynote Speaker, "13 Myths of Marine Spatial Planning", World Ocean Forum, Busan, Korea, 26-28 October 2011

 

Lecturer with Fanny Douvere, "Planificación del espacio marino: introducción", “Planificación delespacio marino basada en ecosistemas”, MSP Training for World Heritage Marine Sites in the Gulf of California, Guerrero Negro, México, 3 y 4 de octubre de 2011

 

Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning: an International Update", Marine Conservation Initiative Grantee Retreat, Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, Seascape Beach Resort, Aptos, California, USA, 20-23 September 2011
 
Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning in the Arctic: a first step toward ecosystem-based management", IUCN/NRDC Workshop on EBM in the Arctic, Reykjavik, Iceland, 18-19 September 2011

 

Keynote Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning: an introduction", Forum on Coastal and Marine Planning, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California, USA, 26-27 July 2011

 

Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning: an introduction", Marviva Meeting on Ordenamiento Espacial Marino, San Jose, Costa Rica, 11 July 2011

 

Panel Moderator, "Lessons learned from places that have experiences with CMSP", National Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Workshop, Washington, DC, USA, 21-23 June 2011

 

Facilitator and Panelist, "Where do we go from here", National Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Workshop, Washington, DC, USA, 21-23 June 2011

 

Lecturer, Introductory Training on Marine Spatial Planning, 3-day Course, Ocean Teacher Academy, IOC/IODE Project Office, Ostende, Belgium, 30 May - 1 June 2011

 

Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning", IODE 50th Anniversary International Conference, Liege, Belgium, 22 March 2011

 

Lecturer, "Marine Spatial Planning in the USA from an International Perspective", Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series, Water Institute, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida, USA, 3 March 2011

 

Lecturer, "Marine Spatial Planning", University of Florida Sea Grant Webinar, 4 March 2011

 

 

2010

 

Speaker, “Marine Spatial Planning: An Idea Whose Time Has Come". First World Heritage Marine Site Managers Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2-3 December 2010

 

Lecturer with Fanny Douvere, “Marine Spatial Planning: an Introduction”. A Half-Day Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for Mediterranean and Eastern European Countries: toward a holistic maritime policy, International Ocean Institute, Malta, 19 November 2010

 

Speaker, “Marine Spatial Planning: a system-wide approach to sustainability across the Arctic”, Arctic Futures Symposium, International Polar Foundation, Brussels, Belgium, 14-15 October 2010

 

Lecturer with Fanny Douvere, “Marine Spatial Planning and Ocean Governance”, State Oceanic Administration, Beijing, China, 1 September 2010

 

Speaker with Fanny Douvere. “Marine Spatial Planning and Marine Sustainable Development”, Pacem in Maribus XXXIII and the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the UNESCO/IOC, Beijing, China, 3 September 2010

 

Lecturer, “Conservation against Development or Conservation for Development?” and “Marine Spatial Planning and Ocean Governance”, Summer Course on Marine Sustainability, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain, 14-16 July 2010.

 

Speaker, “Marine Spatial Planning, Integrated Coastal Management, and Large Marine Ecosystems.” 12th LME Consultative Committee Meeting, IOC-UNESCO, Paris, France, 8-9 July 2010

 

Speaker, “The UNESCO Guide to Marine Spatial Planning and International Perspectives on MSP”, Conference on Marine Planning: Developing Best Practice in Marine Management. London, UK. 1 July 2010

 

Speaker and Advisor, “International Experiences with Marine Spatial Planning”, PNCIMA Integrated Management Advisory Committee, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, 28 June 2010

 

Keynote Speaker, “International Experience with Marine Spatial Planning”, Forum on Marine Spatial Planning in Long Island Sound, University of Connecticut-Avery Point, Groton, CT, USA, 5 May 2010

 

Keynote Speaker, “Marine Spatial Planning: A Win for the Ocean Environment and Economy”. Ocean Day Workshop on Planning Uses of Ocean Space, Capital Building, Tallahassee, FL, USA, 10 March 2010

 

Invited Speaker, “Marine Spatial Planning: Opportunities for Marine Laboratories”. National Association of Marine Laboratories, Washington, DC, USA, 9 March 2010

 

Invited Expert, “International Experience with Marine Spatial Planning”, SeaWeb Marine Spatial Planning Background Press Briefing, National Press Club, Washington, DC, 4 March 2010

 

Invited Speaker, “Marine Spatial Planning in the Arctic: a first step toward ecosystem-based management”, Aspen Institute’s Dialogue and Commission on Climate Change, Aspen, CO, USA, 23 February 2010

 

Panelist, “Marine Spatial Planning in the Arctic”, Presentation for the Management and Governance in a Melting Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities Panel at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 20 February 2010

 

Panelist, “Marine Spatial Planning in the North and Baltic Seas: Lessons Learned”, Presentation for the Designing the Future Ocean Panel at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 21 February 2010

 

Speaker, "Marine Spatial Planning for a Crowed Ocean", Seafood Summit, Paris, France, 1 February 2010

 

Invited Speaker, “Lessons learned from international experience with marine spatial planning”, Public lecture for the Pacific North Coast Integrated Assessment (PNCIMA) Program, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 14 January 2010

 

 

2009

 

Keynote Speaker, “Lessons to be learned from marine spatial planning”, Conference on Sea Change: Securing a Future for Europe’s Seas, Natural England, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, and the Crown Estate, London, UK, 8-9 December 2009

 

Lecturer with Fanny Douvere, “Marine Spatial Planning” in context of Training Program on “Regional Ocean Governance for Mediterranean and Eastern European Countries: toward a holistic maritime policy”, International Ocean Institute, Malta, 3 December 2009

 

Lecturer with Fanny Douvere, “Marine Spatial Planning”, Marine Ecosystems and Management Global Webinar, 17 November 2009

 

Invited Speaker, “Potential for Marine Spatial Planning in the Arctic”, Dialogue and Commission on Arctic Climate Change, The Aspen Institute, Cavallo Point, Fort Baker, CA, USA, 12-14 November 2009

 

Invited Speaker (by telephone), “International Examples of Marine Spatial Planning”, Ocean Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, USA, 10 November 2009

 

Invited Speaker, Marine Spatial Planning Workshop, American Petroleum Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 27 October 2009

 

Conference Chairman, Conference on Future Use of Polish Maritime Areas for Economic and Ecological Purposes, Polish Ministry of Regional Development and Maritime Institute, Gdansk, Poland, 21-22 October 2009

 

Invited Speaker, “Marine Spatial Planning Around the World”, Pew Fellows Annual Meeting, Sebasco Harbor, Maine, USA, 18 October 2009

 

Invited Panelist with Fanny Douvere, Marine Spatial Planning Meeting with Ocean Users, Organized by Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Washington, DC, USA, 25 September 2009

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “International Experiences with Marine Spatial Planning”, Presidential Task Force on Marine Spatial Planning, White House Conference Center. Washington, DC, USA, 24 September 2009

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere. “Marine Spatial Planning”, US Senate Commerce Committee Staff, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, USA, 24 September 2009

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, Marine Spatial Planning Meeting with NGOs, Washington, DC, USA, 23 September 2009

 

Course Instructor with Fanny Douvere, Marine Spatial Planning Training Courses for NOAA Executives and Professionals, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD, USA, 21-23 September 2009

 

Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “Marine Spatial Planning: A step-by-step approach toward ecosystem-based management”, International Marine Conservation Congress, Fairfax, Virginia, USA, 23 May 2009.

 

Keynote Speaker, “Sea Use Management: A solution for the Baltic Sea?”, Conference of the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Stockholm , Sweden, 19 May 2009

 

Moderator, Baltic Sea Regional Advisory Council (RAC), Workshop on Fisheries and Marine Spatial Planning, Tallinn, Estonia, 19-20 February 2009.

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “Marine Spatial Planning: the International Experience,” Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), San Francisco, CA, 27 January 2009

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “UNESCO’s Marine Spatial Management Guidelines: Moving from Concept to Practice.” Workshop on Adaptive Marine Spatial Planning and Climate Change, Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 January 2009

 

 

2008

 

Keynote Speaker, “Marine Spatial Management: an Idea Whose Time Has Come,” 4th Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management (ESSIM) Forum Workshop, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 25-26 November 2008

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “Communicating Ecosystem Based Management Through Marine Spatial Planning.”, Seaweb Workshop on Ecosystem-Based Management Communications, Washington, DC. 23-24 October 2008

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “Climate Change, Coastal Adaptation, and Marine Spatial Planning.” World Bank Seminar, Washington, DC. 23 October 2008

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “Putting Marine Protected Areas in their Right Place Through Marine Spatial Planning.” World Conservation Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 6-8 October 2008

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere. “Marine Spatial Planning: A New Paradigm for Integrated Ocean Management. ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Annual Science Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 22-26 September 2008.

 

Plenary Speaker, “Can Integrated Sea Use Management Help the Baltic Sea Region?” Baltic Sea Seminar, Sponsored by WWF-Sweden. Stockholm, Sweden, 24 August 2008

 

Invited Seminar Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “International Experience with Marine Spatial Planning, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), New York Department of State, and New York Department of Environmental Conservation, New York City, New York, USA, 13-14 August

2008

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “UNESCO Guidelines on Marine Spatial Management: an update. OSPAR Meeting, Brest, France, 24 June 2008

 

Panelist, “International Experiences with Marine Spatial Management”, The Coastal Society Annual Meeting, Redondo Beach, California, USA, 1 June 2008

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “UNESCO Activities on Marine Spatial Management”. Ocean Policy Research Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 30 May 2008

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “UNESCO Activities on Marine Spatial Management”, New Zealand Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand, 19 May 2008

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “UNESCO Activities on Marine Spatial Management”, Australian Department of Environment and Water Resources, Canberra, Australia, 13 May 2008

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “UNESCO Activities on Marine Spatial Management”. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville, Australia, 5 May 2008

 

Invited participant, Workshop on Marine Spatial Planning and Ocean Zoning in the US. Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University, Washington, DC, 23 April 2008

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “UNESCO Activities on Marine Spatial Management”. Baltic Sea Planning Meeting. Bundesamt. fur Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie. Hamburg, Germany. 28-30 January 2008.

 

 

2007

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “UNESCO Activities on Marine Spatial Management”. Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Ottawa, Canada, 14 November 2007

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “UNESCO Activities on Ecosystem-based Marine Spatial Management”, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada, 12 November 2007

 

Invited Speaker, “Marine Spatial Management: Integration”, Pacific Northwest Coast Integrated Management Area Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, 5-6 November 2007

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “UNESCO Activities on Marine Spatial Management”, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 29 October 2007

 

Invited Speaker, International Experience with Area-based Management”. Annual Meeting of the Coastal States Organization, Woods Hole, MA, USA. 18 October 2007

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “UNESCO Manual on Marine Spatial Management,” OSPAR Commission Workshop on Marine Spatial Management, Madrid, Spain, 1 October 2007

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “Planning MPAs in the Context of Marine Spatial Management: International Experience,” European Symposium on MPAs as a Tool for Fisheries Management & Ecosystem Conservation. Murcia, Spain. 25-28 September 2007

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere. “The Need for Marine Spatial Management Guidelines”. PlanCoast Conference on Marine Spatial Planning, Split, Croatia. 20-22 September 2007

 

Invited Speaker with Fanny Douvere, “From Concept to Practice: Global Perspectives on Ecosystem-based, Marine Spatial Management,” Nordic Workshop on Marine Spatial Planning, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6-8 June 2007

 

Invited Speaker, “An International Perspective on Marine Spatial Planning,” Sea Use Planning in the EU Coastal and Exclusive Economic Zones, a side-event to the European Conference on Maritime Policy, Bremen, Germany, 2-4 May 2007

 

Panel Chair, “MPAs and Marine Spatial Planning,” IUCN-World Commission on Protected Areas Marine Summit, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, 10-12 April 2007

 

Panel Chair, Ecosystem-based Management in Marine Systems Workshop, COMPASS (Communications Partnership for Science and the Sea), Portland, Oregon, 4-6 April 2007

 

Invited Speaker, “International Perspectives on Marine Spatial Management: An Idea Whose Time Has Come”. Marine Science Colloquium, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, 13

February 2007

 

 

2006

 

Invited Speaker, “Summary of International Marine Spatial Planning Experience,” Science and Sustainable Management of the North Sea: Belgian Case Studies Workshop, University of Gent, Belgium, 23-24 November 2006

 

Workshop Co-chair with Fanny Douvere, “Marine Spatial Planning as a Tool to Move Ecosystem-based Sea Use Management toward Practice“, MSP Workshop, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the Man and the Biosphere Programme, UNESCO, Paris, France, 8-10 November 2006

 

Panelist with Fanny Douvere, “The International Perspective: Lessons from Recent European Experience with Marine Spatial Planning,” 20th Annual Meeting of the Society of Conservation Biologists, San Jose, California, 24-28 June 2006

 

Panelist, “Essential Elements of Sea Use Management--Lessons Learned from International Marine Spatial Planning and Ocean Zoning Practice,” California and the World Ocean Conference, Long Beach, California, 17-20 September 2006

 

Panelist, “Linking Freshwater to Oceans,” World Water Forum, Mexico City, Mexico, 16-19 March 2006

 

Panelist and Chair of Dialogue Sessions on “Ecosystem Management and Integrated Coastal Management,” Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Small Islands, Paris, France, 23-27 January

2006

 

Speaker, “Integrating the Management of Freshwater to Oceans,” Freshwater to Oceans Workshop, Mexico City, Mexico, 9-11 January 2006

 

 

2005

 

Panelist, Workshop on “Ecosystem-Based Management of the Oceans,” Marine Zoning Working Group, Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, 17-19

November 2005

 

Speaker, “Integrated Coastal Management,” “Establishing Networks of Marine Protected Areas, and “Linking Freshwater to Ocean Management,” The Ocean Policy Summit, Lisbon, Portugal, 10-14 October 2005

 

Speaker on “Global Strategic Review of UNEP’s Regional Seas Program,” 7th Annual Meeting of the UNEP Regional Seas Programme, Helsinki, Finland, 18-20 October 2005

 

Keynote Speaker, “Coastal Governance Indicators and Performance Measurement,” PERSGA (Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden) Regional Conference, Amman, Jordan, 21-25 June 2005

 

Keynote Speaker, “International Experiences in Integrated Ocean and Coastal Management” at Conference on Taking ICZM Forward in Wales, Swansea, Wales, 3 February 2005

 

Panelist, United Nations Environment Program Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Port Louis, Mauritius, 9-14 January 2005

 

 

2004

 

Organizer and Lecturer, Environmental Policy, Law and Institutions” Course, University of Zagreb, Centre for Advanced Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 13-18 December 2004

 

Lecturer, "Smooth Sailing Ahead? Integrating Global Marine Protection and Sustainable Fisheries Targets in Practice". Address to IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), World Conservation Congress, 16-17 November 2004, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Speaker, Opening Address, 2nd MOMAF-NOAA Symposium on Marine Protected Areas, Korean Ocean Research and Development Institute, 2-3 November 2004, Ansan, Korea

 

Speaker, Opening and Closing Comments, Workshop on Developing a Marine Strategy for World Heritage, UNESCO, 8-10 September 2004, Paris, France

 

Chair, NOAA-Chinese State Oceanic Administration Panel Meeting on Marine Protected Areas, 18-20 August 2004, Silver Spring, Maryland

 

Chair, Expert Panel Meeting on Developing and Applying Coastal Indicators, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), 9-10 March 2004, Washington, DC

 

Lecture on “Toward Spatial Planning of Ocean Uses” for the North Sea Spatial Planning Workshop, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, 15-17 January 2004

 

Lectures on “Elements of ICM, Evolution of ICM in the US, the Global Status of Marine Protected Areas, and Measuring Management Effectiveness,” Integrated Coastal Management Training Course, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA, 5-6 January 2004

 

 

2003

 

Presentation on “Toward Representative Networks of Marine Protected Areas by 2012,” Session on Biodiversity Protection and Marine Protected Areas, Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Small Islands, UNESCO, Paris, France, 12-14 November 2003

 

Chair, Expert Panel Meeting on Developing and Applying Coastal Indicators, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), Paris, France, 10 November 2003

 

Chair, NOAA-State Oceanic Administration Panel Meeting on Integrated Coastal Management, Shanghai, Xiamen, Xian, and Beijing, China, 28 October – 4 November 2003

 

Keynote Speaker, WWF-UK Oceans Recovery Workshop, “Toward Integrated Ocean Management", Edinburgh, Scotland, 23 October 2003

 

Overall Chair of Marine Program, Plenary Presentation on Global Strategy for Marine Protected Areas, and Chair of MPA Management Effectiveness and Coastal and Marine Governance Workshops, World Parks Congress, Durban, South Africa, 9-17 September 2003

 

Chair, US-Korea Integrated Coastal Management Joint Panel Meeting, Silver Spring, MD, USA, 28-29 August 2003

 

Panelist, “Building Capacity to Manage for Actions and Outcomes,” Session on International Integrated Coastal Management, Coastal Zone ’03, Baltimore, MD, USA, 15 July 2003

 

Chair, Workshop on “Integrating the Management of Marine Protected Areas with Coastal and Ocean Governance,” Coastal Zone ’03, Baltimore, MD, US, 12-14 July 2003,

 

Chair, Expert Panel Meeting on Developing and Applying Coastal Indicators, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), Paris, France, 7-8 July 2003

 

Plenary session chair, “Can Development be Favorable to the Environment?” Symposium on the Baltic Sea: A common heritage, a shared responsibility, on the Baltic Sea aboard the M/V Ocean Monarch, 1-8 June 2003

 

Panel chair and presentation on “Evaluating Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas,” Fifth International Conference, Science and the Management of Protected Areas Association (SAMPAA), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, 11-16 May 2003

 

Lectures on “Elements of ICM, Evolution of ICM in the US, and Measuring Management Effectiveness,” Integrated Coastal Management Training Course, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA, 5-9 January 2003

 

 

2002

 

Keynote Address, “Ocean Management Challenges at the New Millennium,” Oceans of Change Conference, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK, 30 October – 1 November 2002

 

Chair, Second Workshop on WCPA-WWF Management Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas, Honolulu, HI, USA, 22-27 September 2002

 

Lecturer,  “Evolution of Coastal Management in the US: Progress and Challenges,” ICM Training Course, Marine Environment Research Centre, National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and the Environment, La Spezia, Italy, 10-12 September 2002

 

Keynote Address on “Ocean Policy in the United States: New Directions and Challenges,” Ocean Governance Seminar, Nippon Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 15-16 July 2002

 

Presentation on “Coastal Indicators: Measuring Success,” UJNR Panel on Coastal Environmental Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan,

17-19 July 2002

 

Presentation (with Biliana Cicin-Sain) on “Toward Sustainable Development of Tourism in the Adriatic Sea,” Symposium on The Adriatic Sea: A Sea At Risk, Venice, Italy 5-10 June 2002

 

Presentation on “Measuring Effectiveness in Marine Protected Areas,” Coastal Zone Asia-Pacific Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, May 2002

 

Presentation of “Governance Indicators,” International Oceanographic Commission International Workshop on ICM Indicators, Ottawa, Canada, 29 April - 1 May 2002

 

Keynote Address on “Results of the Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands and Ongoing Work in the WSSD Preparatory Process,” APEC Ocean Ministerial Meeting, Seoul, Korea, 

22-24 April 2002

 

Chair, Workshop to Identify Marine World Heritage Site Candidates, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam, 25-28 February 2002

 

 

2001

 

Presentation on “Global Status and Issues in Marine Protected Areas,” Global Conference on Oceans and Coasts at Rio + 10, UNESCO, Paris, France, 3-7 December 2001

 

NOAA Representative, First US-Vietnam Science & Technology Meeting, Hanoi, Vietnam, 14-16 November 2001

 

Chair, WCPA-WWF Management Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas Workshop, Chichiriviche, Venezuela, 28 October- 2 November 2001

 

Chair and Keynote Speaker, International Workshop, Coastal Zone ’01, Cleveland, Ohio, 14-19 July 2001

 

Presentation on “Marine Protected Areas,” Canadian Conference on Ocean Stewardship, Vancouver, Canada, 5-8 June 2001

 

Presentation on “Marine Protected Areas, Benefits Beyond Boundaries,” World Protected Areas Leadership Forum, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 21-25 May 2001

 

Member, Integrated Coastal Management Panel, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Paris, France, 15-17 May 2001

 

Coordinator and Chair, ICM Training Course, 5-7 March 2001, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Chair, US-Korea Integrated Coastal Management Joint Panel Meeting, Seoul, Korea, 12-17 March 2001

 

 

2000

 

Speaker, APEC Ocean Management Workshop, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 11-14 December 2000

 

Co-Chair, Coastal Ocean Space Utilization Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 1-4 November 2000

 

Speaker, “Global Marine Protected Area Strategy, “ IUCN’s World Conservation Congress, Amman, Jordan, 1-7 October 2000

 

Panelist, “Blue Issues,” Policy Reform and the Environment in China, World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, 1-2 September 2000

 

Keynote Speaker, "A Global System of Marine Protected Areas", International Workshop on Marine Protected Areas, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 22-23 July 2000

 

Keynote Speaker, "The Evolution of US Marine and Coastal Policy", Ocean Governance Symposium, The Nippon Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 22-23 July 2000

 

Representative (WCPA-Marine), “Global Marine Strategy and WCPA Website,” Steering Committee Meeting, IUCN/World Commission on Protected Areas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12-16 June 2000

 

Panelist, Coastal Component of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) 5th Panel Meeting, International Oceanographic Commission,  Gdansk, Poland, 2-6 May 2000

 

Invited Speaker, "Marine Protected Areas", Oceans at the Millennium Conference, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England, 13-15 April 2000

 

1999

 

Panelist, Coastal Component of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) 4th Panel Meeting, International Oceanographic Commission,  Tianjin, China, 1-5 November 1999

 

Executive Secretary and Opening Speaker, Second Joint Meeting of the Coastal Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) Panel of the US-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources (UJNR), Silver Spring, MD, and Charleston, SC, USA, 25-29 October 1999

 

Keynote Speaker, Coastal Agenda Workshop, UK Environment Agency, Plymouth, England, 14-15 October 1999

 

Invited Speaker, "Integrated Coastal Management", Ceremony for the 20th Anniversary of the Signing of the Protocol of China-USA Marine and Fishery Science and Technology Cooperation, Beijing, China, 23 September 1999

 

Speaker, “Global Marine Strategy,” Protected Areas in East-Asia Workshop, IUCN/World Commission on Protected Areas, Seoul, Korea, 8-10 September 1999

 

Co-Chair, "International Workshop on Marine Protected Areas and Integrated Coastal Management", Coastal Zone ’99, San Diego, CA, USA, 24-26 July 1999

 

Head of US delegation, “Second Panel Meeting on Integrated Coastal Management” of the US-China Marine Science and Technology Agreement, San Diego, CA, USA, 24-26 July 1999

 

Speaker, “Global Marine Strategy and WCPA Website,” Steering Committee Meeting, IUCN/World Commission on Protected Areas, Moscow, Russia, 18-20 July 1999

 

International panelist, Coastal Component of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) 3rd Panel Meeting, International Oceanographic Commission, Accra, Ghana, 12-15 April 1999

 

Organizer and Chair, “US-China Workshop on Marine Nature Reserves and Integrated Coastal Management", Sanya, China, 22-26 March 1999

 

 

1998

 

Panel Chair, “Data and Information for Management,” First International Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management Symposium, International Coral Reef Initiative, Townsville, Australia, 23-26 November 1998

 

Vice-chair, International Conference on Marine Disasters: Forecasts and Risk Reduction, National Marine Environment Forecast Center, State Oceanic Administration, Beijing, China, 2-5 November 1998

 

Panelist, Coastal Component of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) 2nd Panel Meeting, International Oceanographic Commission,  Curitiba, Brazil, 29-31 October 1998

 

US Delegation Expert on Coastal Management and Land-based Sources of Marine Degradation, APEC Oceans Conference, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, Honolulu, Hawaii, 12-16 October 1998

 

Head of US delegation, “First Panel Meeting on Integrated Coastal Management” of the US-China Marine Science and Technology Agreement, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Beijing, China, 13-20 September 1998

 

Invited speaker, “Integrated Coastal Management, Monitoring, and Spill Response,” at Energy, Security, and Environment in Northeast Asia: energy-related marine issues in the Sea of Japan Workshop, Tokyo, Japan, 11-12 July 1998

 

Keynote Speaker, International Day of the Ocean Ceremony and the Official Launch of the Coastal Water Quality Improvement Project, Kingston, Jamaica, 8 June 1998

 

Invited Speaker, “Toward Integrated Coastal Management: the US Experience” at IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Workweek on Integrated Coastal Management: Views of the Experts, Paris, France, 13-15 May 1998

 

Invited Speaker, “Global Program of Action (GPA) for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Sources” and “Developing Management Strategies,” Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Workshop on Regional Implementation of the GPA, Townsville, Australia, 14-16 April 1998

 

Executive Secretary (US) of the First Meeting of the Coastal Environmental Science and Technology Panel of the US-Japan Agreement on Natural Resources (UJNR), Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan, 17-20 March 1998

 

Invited Speaker, “Sustainable Oceans—Sustainable Coasts,” Wilton Park Conference on Sustainable Oceans in the 21st Century, Wiston House, West Sussex, UK, 30 March - 1 April 1998

 

Keynote speaker, “Integrated coastal management: lessons from the US experience,” Conference on Managing for Sustainability in the Coastal Environment: Review of Events in 1997 and Future Trends, University of London, London, UK, 21-22 January 1998

 

Featured speaker, “NOAA’s Habitat Damage Assessment and Restoration Program: integrating science, economics, and law,” Conference on Designing and Building Dynamic Coasts and Wetlands, What Are the Implications for Research and Management, University of London,  London, UK, 20 January 1998

 

 

1997

 

Keynote speaker, “Where are we in coastal and marine resource mapping and evaluation?”, International Marine Resource Atlas Colloquium III: Marine Resource Mapping for the Millennium. Royal Geographical Society, London, UK, November 12-13, 1997

 

Member of the Scientific Organizing Committee and Chairman, “Pollution and the sea,” Religion, Science, and the Environment, Symposium II: the Black Sea in Crisis, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece, 20-28 September 1997

 

Speaker, “Coastal GOOS, a US perspective,” First GOOS (Global Ocean Observing System) Forum, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Paris, France, 23-25 June 1997

 

Chairman and Keynote Speaker, “Realities of the sustained use of coastal ocean space,” The Coastal Ocean Space Utilization Symposium, Singapore, 12-14 May 1997

 

Keynote Speaker, “Integrated information for coastal management,” Conference on Marine Information Systems—Technology & Trends, Southampton Oceanography Centre, sponsored by the UK Interagency Committee on Marine Science and Technology, Southampton, UK, 10 April 1997

 

 

1996

 

Keynote Speaker, “Coastal management for the next millennium,” International Symposium on Coastal Ocean Space Utilization, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3-6 December 1996

 

Panel Chairman, “Economics and environmental change in the world’s coastal zones.” Designing Sustainability, Building Partnerships among Society, Business, and the Environment, Fourth Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Ecological Economics, Boston, MA, USA, 4-7 August 1996

 

 

1995

 

NOAA Representative, Second London Oceans Workshop, Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, London, UK, December 1995 

 

Keynote speaker, “Integrated coastal management: planning and analysis.” United Nations Environment Programme’s Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt a Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities, Washington, DC, USA, 23 October - 3 November 1995 

 

Member of the Scientific Organizing Committee and Panel chairman, “Managing in an era of uncertainty,” Revelation and the Environment, AD 95-1995, Symposium, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus (Turkey) and Patmos (Greece), 20-26 September 1995

 

Keynote Speaker, “Integrated coastal zone management: ecology, technology, and economics“.  International Symposium on Coastal Ocean Space Utilization. May 30-June 2, 1995. Yokohama, Japan.

 

Panel Chairman, “Environmental characteristics of Osaka Bay,” Osaka-Wan Symposium, Kobe, Japan, 5-6 June 1995

 

 

1993

 

Co-chairman, World Coast Conference, Preparing to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 1-5 November 1993

 

Chairman, Preparatory Workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Responses to Climate Change: Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Eastern Pacific Ocean, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. New Orleans, LA, USA, 13-16 July 1993

 

Keynote Speaker, “Integrated coastal ocean management: challenges for the next decade,” Third International Symposium on Coastal Ocean Space Utilization, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, 30 March - 2 April 1993

 

 

1991

 

Panel chairman, “Use conflicts and threats: pollution,” National Forum on Ocean Conservation, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA, 19-21 November 1991

 

NOAA Witness, Congressional Testimony on "Implementation of Ocean Dumping Ban Act of 1988", Subcommittee on Oceanography, Great Lakes, and the Outer Continental Shelf, Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC, USA, 30 October 1991

 

Speaker, “Information for decisionmaking—making the most of existing data and tools,” Marine Resource Atlases Colloquium II,  London, UK, 17 October 1991

 

Keynote address, “Improved information for coastal ocean decisionmaking: the US experience,” Second International Symposium on Coastal Ocean Space Utilization, Long Beach, CA, USA, 2-4 April 1991

 

Invited Lecturer, “The Exxon Valdez oil spill: the first two years.” National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.  Washington, DC, USA, 22 February 1991

 

 

1990

 

Invited speaker, “Changing patterns of coastal environmental quality in the 1990’s: implications for the marine leisure market,” Tourist Oceanology International 90 Conference, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 8-11 October 1990

 

NOAA Witness, Congressional Testimony on "Coastal Environmental Monitoring", Committee on Science, Space and Technology, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 1990

 

Keynote speaker, “Management and legislative implications of recent oil spills,” Conference on Oil Spills: Management and Legislative Implications,  Newport, RI, USA, 15-18 May 1990

 

NOAA Witness, Congressional Testimony on "Cleanup and Damage Assessment of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill One Year Later", Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Offshore Energy, Committee on Interior and

Insular Affairs, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC, USA, 25 April 1990

 

NOAA Witness, Congressional Testimony on "Contaminated Marine Sediments", Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and Subcommittee on Oceanography and the Great Lakes, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, US House of Representatives, 20 March 1990

 

 

1989

 

NOAA Witness, Congressional Testimony on "Natural Resources Damage Assessment". Subcommittee on Superfund, Ocean and Water Protection, and the Subcommittee on Environmental Protection, Committee on Environment and Public Works, US Senate, Washington, DC, USA, 12 July 1989

 

NOAA Witness, Congressional Testimony on "Natural Resource Damages from Oil Pollution and Hazardous Wastes Are Fully Compensated under Federal Law", Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC, USA, 25 May 1989

 

NOAA Witness, Congressional Testimony on the "Prince William Sound Oil Spill Response Act", Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, US House of

Representatives, Washington, DC, USA, 11 May 1989

 

NOAA Witness, Congressional Testimony on the "Exxon Valdez Oil Spill", Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, US House of Representatives, 10 May 1989

 

Organizer and Keynote Speaker, “Oceans of data—islands of knowledge: information for decisions about the use of coastal ocean space,” First International Symposium on Coastal Ocean Space Utilization, New York City, NY, USA, May 8-10, 1989

 

 

1988

 

NOAA Witness, Congressional Testimony on "Shellfish Bed Closures and Shellfish Contamination", Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC, USA, 26 September 1988

 

 

1987

 

Panel co-chair, “Information needs for seafloor-seabed utilization,” Exclusive Economic Zone Symposium on Mapping and Research: Planning for the Next 10 Years, US Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA, 17-19 November 1987

 

 

1985

 

Invited speaker, “The role of marine data atlases in the strategic assessment of ocean-use conflicts,” Marine Atlas Colloquium, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK, October 1985

 

NOAA Witness, Congressional Testimony on Ocean Incineration of Hazardous Wastes, Subcommittee onmEnvironmental Pollution, Committee on Environment and Public Works, US Senate, Washington, DC, USA, 17 July 1985

 

NOAA Witness, Congressional Testimony on Ocean Dumping, Subcommittee on Water Resources, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC, USA, 10 July 1985