Taylor Goelz on the UN Decade of Ocean Science

The Big, Big Blue - How to Make it Sustainable.

On this episode of the Sea Change podcast, Jenna speaks with Taylor Goelz, a Virginia Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, about her fellowship and the United Nations (UN) Decade of Ocean Science. The UN proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development from 2021-2030 to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for sustainable development of the ocean. Join them to learn how to engage with ocean decade initiatives! Only on there American Shoreline Podcast Network, Insight & Intelligence for Thriving Shorelines.



Jenna Valente

A passion for conservation and appreciation for the natural world was engrained in Jenna at a young age. Her father was in the Coast Guard. This meant she always had the fortune of living near the ocean, including Hawaii, Washington State, and Maine. Both of her parents encouraged her to spend the majority of her time outside. As a result, she finds that she is most comfortable barefoot and exploring the coast, countryside, or mountains. Her favorite thing about the ocean is the sheer power of it all. Jenna joined the American Littoral Society as the Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator from the Chesapeake Research Consortium where she was a member of the communications staff and focused on building the brand of the program and ensure the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Jenna completed her Executive Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech in 2015 and also has her Bachelors in Communication and Journalism from the University of Maine.