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COAST Talks: Weathering Change – How Ocean Tech Supports Climate Security

March 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

COAST Talks Virtual Speaker Series

Our climate crisis has increased fears about maintaining international diplomacy in the face of a warming planet whose changing weather patterns are reshaping where and how we live. 

Flooding, erosion, wildfires, hurricanes and king tides. These are just some of the extreme climate changes whose effects could – and will continue to – create both opportunity for alliance and potential for conflict between nations and organizations as they cope with the impact. 

COAST Talks brings together top security experts for a fascinating and necessary discussion about the security challenges we face and the ocean-based technology that could help solve them.

We’ll learn:

  • How innovative tech and data driven understanding of our oceans can be leveraged for actionable intelligence
  • What  ocean tech companies are doing to lessen the geo-political impact and risk of global warming, and
  • How public and private entities can collaborate to more effectively manage and reduce emissions 

The panel is hosted by Kate Moran, CEO of Ocean Networks Canada, and moderated by Emilie de Rosenroll, CEO of COAST, who will host a Q&A during the session.

Featured guests Sherri Goodman, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute and Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security and Vice-Admiral (VAdm) Angus Topshee, 38th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), will share their insights and perspectives on managing climate strategies in the context of great-power cooperation, climate-migration, Arctic security, military readiness, and technology adaptation.