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Making waves for ocean science: Empowering women and girls in the Ocean Decade

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

UN Agency

Paris /FRA

This event will demonstrate the importance of peer networks and role models in fostering interest in women and girls to pursue careers in ocean science.

Building on UNESCO’s efforts to mobilize the global community to engage women and girls in science, Fisheries and Ocean Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, jointly with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission to host a virtual event titled “Making waves for the Ocean Science: Empowering women and girls in the Ocean Decade” (Feb 11, 2021 – 16H-17H30 CET).
This event will be held to celebrate the 2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science in the context of the Ocean Decade. 

  • PROGRAMME
-Introduction
Welcomes from moderator – Ms. Catherine Blewett, Chief Strategic Engagement Officer at the Ocean Frontier Institute
Opening Statement - Ms. Natasha Cayer, Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UNESCO
-The Ocean Decade, ocean science and gender inclusiveness - Dr. Kirsten Isensee, Programme Specialist, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
-Panel discussion

•Dr. Erika Woolsey, National Geographic Explorer and CEO of the Hydrous
•Ms. Jasmin Graham, CEO of Minorities in Shark Sciences
Dr. Stefan Fritz, Managing Director of the German Marine Research Consortium
Dr Siegelman, Oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and fellow of L’Oréal-UNESCO France For Women in Science 2019
Francesca Trotman, Founder of Love the oceans
-Questions and Answers from audience
-Virtual Dive Dr. Erika Woosley, National Geographic Explorer and CEO of the Hydrous
-Closing

  • SPEAKERS' BIOGRAPHIES
Download the speakers' biographies here.

  • PRESENTATION 
Please, download the presentation of this session by clicking here. 


  • REPLAY 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1vg3aWCg5k


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