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The Global Wave Conference Resource Guide will populate during the conference with materials that will be useful for both attendees and non-attendees.

 

GOALS

 

Unite the surf, conservation and technology/innovation communities, and mainstream surfing into the marine conservation conversation.

Raise awareness and share best practices from across the world to address ocean plastics, water quality, coastal development, and climate change / sea level rise.

Create new working connections between diverse geographies and communitiesies.

Deliverables

 

Declaration by leading surf brands to reduce plastic packaging waste

Release of 5 Gyres Institute’s BAN List 2.0

New partnership to support World Surfing Reserves

New collaborative paper for the IUCN launched on legal tools for protected surfing areas

New App mobilizing surfers to gather data on coastal issues unveiled

New Surfing Protected Areas to be established in Chile, Malibu and Point Conception, CA

Activist toolkit for surfers and scientists launched by Patagonia

New International Association of Surf Academics formed

New carbon offset programs announced

STOKE sustainability certification for the conference achieved

presentations
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DR. GARY GRIGGS

Guy Kawasaki

LIZ CLARK

JULIE PACKARD

SHAUN TOMSON

DR. WALLACE J. NICHOLS

GREG LONG

DR. SERGE DEDINA

DR. M. SANJAYAN

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MONDAY

SESSION 1: PLASTICS: THE GLOBAL EXPERIMENT

SESSION 2: RIDGES TO REEFS: WATER QUALITY & US

WORKSHOP 1: MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION

TUESDAY

SESSION 1: PROTECTED AREAS – ACT LOCALLY, SURF GLOBALLY

SESSION 2: PROTECTED AREAS IN THE AGE OF CHANGE

SESSION 3: VALUING SURF SITES AND PROTECTED AREAS

WORKSHOP 1: PROTECTING THE PROTECTED

WORKSHOP 2: LEGAL FRAMEWORKS FOR PROTECTED SURFING AREAS

WEDNESDAY

SESSION 1: CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE SURF INDUSTRY

SESSION 2: CLIMATE MITIGATION: SURFERS AS CLIMATE CANARIES

WORKSHOP 1: TECHNOLOGY FOR CHANGE

Conference Organizers

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