How healthy are our oceans?
with Dr. Ben Halpern, Director, Center for Marine Assessment and Planning
Thursday, December 13, 5:30-6:30 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)
Basement auditorium, 735 State Street, Santa Barbara
This event is free and open to all.
The talk will also be broadcast live on the internet.
You are invited to Science for Everyone! This monthly series is intended for everyone that is interested in the world around them. Join us this time for a trip to the ocean. People everywhere depend upon healthy oceans in countless ways. Just think of the many millions who count on ocean fisheries for their livelihoods or the untold lives saved by intact coral reefs during the 2004 Asian tsunami. The healthier oceans are, the more benefits people receive from them. But how healthy are our oceans? Ecologist Dr. Ben Halpern has the answer. Along with an international team of scientists, he has developed a new way to measure the health of the ocean: the Ocean Health Index. The Ocean Health Index allows us to do something new: to measure how oceans are doing across a range of ways that matter to people, for every country with a coastline. Join us on December 13th to hear Dr. Halpern talk about the Ocean Health Index and the future of our oceans.