Monday, June 3rd: “Gender and the Ocean”
To kick-off the Explorer’s Club World Oceans Week Speaker Series, Oceanic Global curated and moderated a panel around the theme of this year’s UN World Oceans Day, “Gender and the Ocean”, an opportunity to explore the gender dimensions of humankind’s relationship with the oceans.
Moderator: Lea d’Auriol (Founder & Executive Director, Oceanic Global)
Aunofo Havea (Founder & President, Tonga Voyaging Society)
Alicia Perez-Porro (Leadership Board, 500 Women Scientists)
Martha Jeffries (Filmmaker, National Geographic)
Dr. Ayanna Elizabeth Johnson (Founder, Ocean Collectiv).
Thursday, June 6th: “Responsible Tourism”
Oceanic Global curated a “Responsible Tourism” panel during the Explorer’s Club World Oceans Week Speaker Series on the afternoon of Thursday, June 6th. Discussion explored how we can best achieve a new standard of responsible and regenerative practices within the industry. Program Manger, Cassia Patel, presented The Oceanic Standard (TOS) (now rebranded to the Blue Standard).
Moderator: Cassia Patel (Program Manager, Oceanic Global)
Hervé Houdre (Founder, H2Consulting & Previous Chairman for the Hotel Association of New York City)
Polly Witker (Senior Content Lead, Impact Travel Alliance)