We were delighted that Oceanium received accreditation to participate in the 2022 United Nations Oceans Conference in Lisbon last week. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the conference that “much more needs to be done by all of us together” to save our oceans and we must “turn the tide”.
His four recommendations include; invest in sustainable ocean economies, replicate ocean success, protect the people and support more science and innovation.
A special thank you to Safe Seaweed Coalition for leading such a fantastic discussion. Karen Scofield Seal (Oceanium Co-Founder and CEO) spoke in the official side event during ‘Seaweed: A revolution to achieve Goal 14 and more’, it was an honour to join a panel of seaweed experts including Vincent Doumeizel (Senior Advisor UN Global Compact, Director Food Programme Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Head of Safe Seaweed Coalition), Jo Kelly (CEO, Australian Seaweed Institute), Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted (Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, WorldFish) and Merete Tandstad (Senior Programme Coordinator, FAO) to understand how seaweed can benefit the ocean, people, and our planet. Safe Seaweed Coalition have been pivotal in helping to unlock the potential of a safely scaled-up seaweed industry to provide a better future.
You can watch the full discussion in the video below.
Karen was also invited to speak at ‘Minimizing and addressing ocean acidification, deoxygenation and ocean warming’ session co-chaired by H.E. Mr. John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, USA.
The conference was a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who are all working to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions to mobilize a new chapter of global ocean action.