Tasmanian Ocean Summit - The Australia Institute

Event Date: 17 November, 2023
Start time: 9:30 am

The Australia Institute are excited to announce the preliminary program for the Tasmanian Ocean Summit on 17 November 2023 (which includes several CMS members presenting).

What: Tasmanian Ocean Summit 2023

When: Friday 17 November, 9.30am - 5pm

Where: Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna

Registration: Tasmanian Ocean Summit 2023 Tickets | Eventbrite

Speakers announced already:

  • Andry Sculthorpe | Land and Heritage, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
  • Polly Hemming | Climate and Energy Program Director, The Australia Institute
  • Angela Williamson | Blue Policy & Planning Director, Blue Economy CRC
  • Jane Gallichan | CEO, Tasmanian Association for Recreational Fishing
  • Associate Professor Neville Barrett | Marine and estuarine ecologist, IMAS
  • Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas | Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Environment
  • Prof Jan McDonald | Environmental and Climate Law, UTAS
  • Joey McKibben | Chair, Divers Sector Sub Committee of the Tasmanian Abalone Council
  • Claire Bookless | Managing lawyer, Environmental Defenders Office Tasmania
  • Matt Grudnoff | Senior Economist, The Australia Institute
  • Dr Larelle BossiRegenerative ethicist, UTAS
  • Rebecca Howarth | Marine Campaigner, Environment Tasmania
  • Ebony Bennett | Deputy Director, The Australia Institute
  • Eloise Carr | Director, The Australia Institute Tasmania
  • Dr Emily Ogier | Leader, FRDC Human Dimensions Research Coordination Program, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
  • Prof Gretta Pecl | Director, Centre for Marine Socioecology, Prof of Climate Change Ecology and IPCC Lead Author

This year, the Summit's program will include three keynote addresses, and three panel discussions:

  • What does protection look like in a changing ocean?
  • Emerging and competing uses in a sustainable ocean economy
  • Moving Tasmania towards a new ocean paradigm

Each panel session allows plenty of time for audience Q&A and discussion among panelists.

The event will also be running an exercise for all Summit participants: Identifying and prioritising shared objectives for the ocean we want, facilitated by CSIRO's Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas

University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the EnvironmentGEOS
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