World Oceans Day 2020 - Facing our Future

For Blue and WA Ocean Foundation are excited to be hosting a virtual summit on World Oceans Day, 8th June 2020.

Five short sessions are spread across the day. The sessions and presenters will appeal to professionals working in the Blue Economy as well as the general public. The event will showcase people and projects that are  growing enriching blue economies and healthy marine ecosystems.

Read below for details and click through to register for one or more sessions.


8:30am – 9:15am – Opening – Facing our Future

10am – 10:30am – Pathways to Ocean Health

12pm – 12:30pm – Attracting Attention & Education

2pm – 2:30pm – Technology for the Sea

4pm – 4:30pm — Closing — Reflections & Deep Blue Launch

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Opening - Facing our Future

Sharing perspectives on WA's opportunities in the Indian Ocean, now, and for coming generations.

8:30 - 9:15

Host: Paula Taylor

Facilitator: Elizabeth Knight

Andrew Outhwaite

Managing Director For Blue

Paul Gamblin

Director Protect Ningaloo (Australian Marine Conservation Society)

Elizabeth Knight

Project Coordinator For Blue

Paula Taylor

Director WA Ocean Foundation
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Pathways to Ocean Health

What is ocean health, how are we trending and what are pathways to it improving?

10:00 - 10:30

Host: Grant Oldfield

Facilitator: Andrew Outhwaite

Alex Ogg

CEO WA Fishing Industry Council

Tania Douthwaite

Director Fremantle Underwater Film Festival

Jessica Meeuwig

Marine Futures Lab, University of Western Australia

Grant Oldfield

Chair WA Ocean Foundation

Wade Hughes

Looking for Whales
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Attracting Attention

Why is attracting attention to our oceans important and who does it well?

12:00 - 12:30

Host: Kylie Outhwaite

Facilitator: Andrew Outhwaite

Dr Alicia Sutton


Dr William Robbins

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Rebecca Wellard

Founder Project Orca

Kylie Outhwaite 

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
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Technology for the Sea

What are the frontiers of marine technology and what are people developing locally?

14:00 - 14:30

Host: Cal Foulner

Facilitator: Elizabeth Knight

Dr Julia Reisser

University of Western Australia

Nick Veitch

Director Geo Oceans

Scott Elson

L3 Harris Oceania

Cal Foulner

Director Beanstalk

Closing - Reflections & Deep Blue Launch

All presenters and participants can join for reflections on World Oceans Day and launch of Deep Blue

16:00 - 16:30

Host: Andrew Outhwaite and Paula Taylor

Facilitator: Elizabeth Knight

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