The Fascinating Origins of the 'Ocean Decade Programme' | Ocean Decade Show!

December 2, 2021

Meeting two of the inventors of the Ocean Corps Prgramme!

On this last episode of the first year of the Ocean Decade, Taylor’s digging into one of the most innovative, but also old school, programmes of the Ocean Decade - Ocean Corps. Harkening back to John F. Kennedy’s Peace Corps, the Ocean Corps intends to be a conveyor belt of global ocean science exchange to inspire sustained, long-term ocean science education and research collaborations between nations. Taylor talks to two of the brains behind the Ocean Corps Programme - Brian Arbic and Edem Mahu - to learn more about the origins of this Ocean Decade Programme and why ocean science capacity development is so crucial to the goals and objectives of the next ten years.

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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."