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In his capacity as the Founding Executive Director of the Big Sur Environmental Institute, Dr. Armando Arias would organize annual conferences:
James Lovelock, GAIA Theorist and Founder of the Worldwide Green Movement

Earth’s Environmental Crisis and the Fate of Humanity: Ocean Solutions, 2008

This year's annual symposium on the "Earth's Environmental Crisis & the Fate of Humanity" will feature a symposium focused on ocean solutions.
Understanding and resolving today's environmental issues will require meaningful cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary dialogue. This symposium provides participants a rare opportunity to experience the fruits of such collaborative work. Participants will represent a wide range of disciplines within and across the natural and environmental sciences, arts, technical fields, social and behavioral sciences, and humanities. Together, they offer vital insights into the origins and nature of present day environmental changes as related to oceanic threats and the social impact these changes are having on our oceans and global societies.
In the spirit of the annual symposium, and as an advocate for marine sancturaries, environmental oceanic threats and interdisciplinary strategies, Meg Caldwell, director of the Center for Ocean Solutions, will present a paradigm for looking at the integral relationship between natural resources law and policy. Resolving the ecological-environmental oceanic crisis will require a well-informed academic and broader global community with a shared commitment. The goal of the symposium is that participants will go away with enriched understanding of this context and related resources enabling them to become more effective agents for social change.
For more information on the center, its goals and Meg Caldwell, please go to:
Original languageAmerican English
Media of outputOnline
StatePublished - 2007


  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Environmental Studies

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