A Case Study in Ocean Decade Organization - The United States | Ocean Decade Show!

September 23, 2021

We meet Taylor's successor working on the Ocean Decade!

This month’s episode of The Ocean Decade Show is all about Ocean Decade organization! Using the United States as the first (and hopefully not last!) case study, Taylor and guest Theresa Keith, current John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow for the Ocean Decade at NOAA Research, go over how the U.S. is organizing itself for the Ocean Decade. Although not a “one-size-fits-all” example, the dual approach for the U.S., composed of a White House-level interagency working group alongside an outside-of-government National Committee, has been a successful approach to ensure widespread Decade participation. Taylor and Theresa discuss the pros and cons, and go over what’s next for the U.S. as we near the end of the first year of the Ocean Decade. Come for the organizational tips, and stay for the witty banter between two Knauss fellows!

Show Transcription
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Taylor Goelz

"Taylor Goelz is a marine social scientist and collaborative policy wonk who has spent the last year helping the United States prepare for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). Her background and expertise spans the realm of marine resources management, from participatory decision making processes for oyster management to finance mechanisms for coastal resilience. She's passionate about finding unique approaches and solutions to common problems, creating novel partnerships, and gluten free chocolate cake - not necessarily in any particular order."