EVENTS & SEMINARS 2020-05-28T11:43:22-07:00
Monday, June 8th: Aquaculture, Fisheries, Species Modeling and Plastic Innovation
  • 5-5:25 pm Safari FangTheory of Change for Sustainable Marine Aquaculture in China
  • 5:30-5:55 pm Biraj ShresthaStrengthening Community Co-Management of a Mekong River Fish Conservation Zone Network
  • 6-6:25 pm Shakera ArnoldEnsuring a Sustainable Conch Fishery in Belize
  • 6:30-6:55 pm Celeshia GuyUnderstanding Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Antillean Manatee strandings and risk from watercraft collisions in Belize
  • 7-7:25pm Casey ZweigInnovating Beyond Plastic to Achieve Circular Economy

Tuesday, June 9th: Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation and Tech for Conservation

  • 5-5:25 pm Mali’o KodisIdeation to Implementation-Exploring Land Use Pathways for Resilient Climate Adaptation
  • 5:30-5:55 pm Sam KothariActuarial implications of diffused but catastrophic cascading effects of risk on premiums for insurers and policymakers-Rising risk of climate and weather impacts
  • 6-6:25 pm Andre Joseph-WitzigAdvancing Coastal Zone Management in Grenada
  • 6:30-6:55 pm David TorresDigital Technology To Scale Emerging Strategies Of Local Resilience
  • 7-7:25pm Ross DavisonModernizing Our Methods-Feasibility testing of deep analytics to fill information gaps and reduce monitoring costs in coastal ecosystems

Registration Required: To listen to the presentations, please register here.

Interested, but can’t join during the event? Presentations will be recorded and posted to our website by June 20.

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2019-2020 CSP Seminars/Events

Spring 2020 Seminars ALL held via Zoom

Location: Mondays 4-5:30 PM Pacific

  • May 4: Stacy Jupiter, WCS Melanesia Director, 2019 MacArthur Fellow, and UCSC Alumnae (Topic: A systems approach to watershed management for health and well-being)(Zoom link here)
  • May 6: Speaker: Xiao Recio-Blanco,  Director, Ocean Program. Environmental Law Institute (Zoom link here)
  • May 11: DG Webster, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College (Zoom link here)
  • (Final Date to Be Determined): Tsegaye Nega, Professor, Carleton College (Innovation and Stove Project)
  • (Final Date to Be Determined): Elliott Hazen, Associate Researcher & Assistant Adjunct Professor, IMS, National Marine Fisheries Services, EEB


*In response to COVID-19 restrictions, we have postponed this Sustainable Coastal Communities Dinner on Urban Agriculture*


  • Stacy Philpott, Executive Director of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CAFS) at UCSC
  • Darrie Ganzhorn, Executive Director of the Homeless Garden Project
  • Ella Fleming, Farm Manager of the Homeless Garden Project

Evening features a three-course menu created by Soif Chef Tom McNary featuring all vegetarian dishes. $80 per person; $90 with wine pairing (tax and gratuity included). Doors will open at 6:30pm for wine and passed appetizers. The dinner will begin promptly at 7:00pm.

Past Events:

  • September 30: Gary Griggs (CSP Affiliate Faculty), Mike Beck and Borja Reguero (CSP Adjunct Faculty)
  • October 4: Cal Academies Screening of Expedition Reef w/Borja Reguero
  • October 11: Dr. Yuwei Shi, Professor,  Middlebury Institute of International Studies
  • October 21: Dr. Dan Costa, Dr. Kristy Kroeker, and Dr. Raphe Kudela speaking about their contributions to the IPCC report on oceans and climate
  • October 28: Dr. Adina Paytan, Research Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences, CSP Affiliate Faculty, UCSC, speaking about her biogeochemistry research and recent publication on corals surviving in lower pH waters
  • November 4: Dr. Max Henrion, CEO, Lumina Decision Systems, Inc.–From Controversy to Consensus: Decision Analysis of Decommissioning Offshore Oil Platforms
  • November 6th: Cards Against Catastrophe with Tiffany Wise-West (City of Santa Cruz)
  • November 18: Julie Packard (combined session with BIOE 165 Class)
  • November 25 (1:45 – 3:15pm): Dr. Erika Zavaleta (CSP Core Faculty) and Dr. Bernie Tershy (CSP Affiliate Faculty), UCSC
  • December 2 (4-5:30pm): Documentary Screening-Pacificum
  • January 6th: Pivot training, UCSC Office of Research
  • January 13: Dr. Elena Finkbeiner, Conservation International Center for Oceans
  • January 27: Dr. Mike Orbach, Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Marine Affairs and Policy at Duke University
  • January 28, Mark Massara, Sustainable Coastal Advocate
  • February 3: Rhett Butler, Founder Mongabay
  • February 10: Dr. Juliano Calil, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and Joel Hersch, Swan Dive Media (Coastal Innovations Connecting VR with Science Communication)
  • February 14: Dr. Hoyt Peckham, Director General, SmartFish
  • February 24: Dr. Austin Humphries, University of Rhode Island (Linkages of fisheries ecology, management, & nutrition in Kenya
  • March 30: Timothy McClanahan, Senior Conservation Zoologist, Wildlife Conservation Society (Topic: Democratizing Fisheries)
Oct. 15, 2019 The Coastal Science and Policy Program Co-hosted a World Without Salmon Dinner and Discussion with Soif!
Can you imagine a world without salmon? We can’t! Participants learned more about the future of the world’s favorite fish. They heard from NOAA fisheries director and salmon expert Steve Lindley. Steve was joined by fishermen Ian Cole and Charlie Lambert of Ocean2Table. Following short talks by each, the dinner opened up for a lively discussion.
For each dinner series Soif chef Tom McNary has prepared delicious multi-course meals using local ingredients and typically featuring our purveyor speaker’s products.

For questions about the program, contact CSP staff at

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