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Sea Secrets 2018 Lecture Series
Ocean Science + Global Security = Ocean Security
Jon White, President and CEO, Consortium for Ocean Leadership
We are at a critical juncture in human history where continued population growth will put unprecedented strain on our ocean for basic needs and resources, at a time when many factors indicate our ocean is at risk in terms of its health and sustainability. White will explore how our ocean specifically relates to many aspects of global security – national defense; homeland security; food, water, and energy security; economic prosperity; and human health and safety; and discuss opportunities for ocean scientific research and development to provide solutions that enable a healthy, sustainable and productive ocean that can answer the basic needs of humanity and enhance global security. The essential requirement for international and inter-disciplinary partnerships among scientific, government, and industrial sectors will also be discussed.
Jon White, a native of Florida, joined the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in September 2015 and was named President and CEO in January 2016. Prior to this, he had a distinguished 32-year career in the U.S. Navy, including as commander, Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command and director of Task Force Climate Change; and retired at the rank of rear admiral.
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