World Ocean Journal, Volume Two
We are pleased to announce Volume Two of the World Ocean Journal,
an e-magazine on ocean culture and solutions to today’s ocean issues. This volume includes essays on ocean solutions, a review of a new and provocative book, art and sculpture from Newfoundland, ocean innovations outlining ways to save the ocean and ourselves, and more. The purpose of the World Ocean Journal
is to profile the various and vital impacts of the ocean on our lives. We hope you will enjoy Volume Two, and will consider sharing share with your friends, family, and colleagues.
In This Issue of World Ocean Journal:
President Tommy Remengesau of Palau will share his keynote address from the 2014 United Nations Health Oceans Forum, speaking about the Stand Along Oceans Goal and the future of small island developing states.
Ghislaine Maxwell of the TerraMar Project writes about the UNESCO Garbage Patch State and the ocean's recycling problem.
The Seasteading Floating City Project asks us to contemplate the possibility for man-made floating cities to save the ocean.
And so much more.
We hope you'll download Volume Two today. And please let us know what you think
The Oceans Program at the Center for Biological Diversity
The Oceans Program of the Center for Biological Diversity defends marine species and habitat from overfishing and a host of other threats. Ocean waters cover three-quarters of the globe, a vast haven for diverse marine life. But the open oceans are also a barely regulated landscape. International laws to protect the high seas are not adequate to address threats such as large scale commercial fishing. Milestones of the Center’s Oceans program include shutting down the most destructive fisheries in the Pacific for endangered species; securing federal funding for white abalone and elkhorn and staghorn coral; forcing critical habitat protection for leatherback sea turtles and the endangered North Pacific right whale; filing a petition to regulate CO2 impacts on the ocean under the Clean Water Act; and achieving Endangered Species Act protections for the orca in Puget Sound, sea otter in Southwest Alaska, and beluga whales in the Cook Inlet in the Gulf of Alaska.
W2O Welcomes Dr. Mary Christina Wood to the Advisory Board
The W2O is delighted to announce Mary Wood to the W2O Advisory Board. Mary is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the University of Oregon Environmental and Natural Resources Law program. She currently teaches property law, natural resources law, public trust law, and federal Indian law. Professor Wood has published extensively on climate crisis, natural resources, and native law issues. Her most recent book, “Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age
” was published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press and was covered by World Ocean Radio in our "Nature's Trust" series. She is a frequent speaker on global warming issues and has received national and international attention for her sovereign trust approach to global climate policy.