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No Blue, No Green: Free seminar on ocean preservation

Join our free seminar, featuring pioneer marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle as keynote speaker. Students, high school students, staff, industry professionals and the general public are all welcome on Wednesday 4 October!

The seminar is hosted by the University of Stavanger (Faculty of Science and Technology) in cooperation with IRIS (The International Research Institute of Stavanger) and the Rachel Carson Prize.

Programme:

Welcome

When pesticides become medicine.
Renee K. Bechmann, Senior research scientist, IRIS

"No harmful effect" discharge regulation - a challenge to assess.
Steinar Sanni, Assistant professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Natural Science University of Stavanger & Chief Scientist, IRIS

Blue bioeconomy in the future.
Elisa Ravagnan, Senior research scientist, marine environment, IRIS

eDNA for marine species monitoring and conservation.
Thierry Bausant, Chief scientist, marine environment, IRIS

No Blue, No Green, No Life.
Anne Merethe Skogland & Else Dybkjær. Anne Merethe Skogland, Associate professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Industrial Economics, Risk Management and Planning. Head of Architecture - Rambøll Stavanger. Else Dybkjær, Landscape Architect MAA MDL & Head of Landscape Architecture - Rambøll Stavanger 

Fate and effects of synthetic polymers - the sub-micro-plastic problem.
Roald Kommedal, Associate professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Natural Science, UiS

No Blue, No Green.
Sylvia Earle, American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998.

Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. The same magazine recently ranked her as one of the Women Who Changed The World (video).

After the seminar: Mingling on stands + lunch 

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Is your organization or company interested in presenting yourself in the breaks during the seminar? If so, please register for a stand here

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Photo of Dr Sylvia Earle

Dr Sylvia Earle (Photo: Todd Brown)