APRU Pacific Ocean Program

October 8 (Thur)

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (Hong Kong Time GMT+8)    Time Zone Converter 


This session is open to all members of APRU universities.

APRU Pacific Ocean Program -  

Engaging Conversation on Ocean and Social Equity

About this webinar:


Given the recent social concerns on equity and justice in the United States, it is important for academics to understand how we shall approach environmental issues with a social equity lens.


In this webinar, you will be engaged in a conversation about issues on marine environment and social equity. In particular, we will unpack issues of oceans and their societal implications, which are often left out due to the non-residential characteristics of oceans.


This session will also introduce the Ocean Nexus Center, the newly established interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Washington, and discuss how a trans-institutional network of social and natural science can approach the complex socio-ecological system, which are transboundary in nature. The Ocean Nexus Center will also direct and guide the focus of the APRU Pacific Ocean Program going forward.

All faculty and students are welcome. Academics who are interested in marine management and ocean governance will benefit most from this session.


  • Create ocean leadership among APRU members

  • Provide an opportunity to share knowledge on the ocean among APRU members

  • Share discussion on equity and justice in the environment among APRU members

Lead Moderator:   

Yoshitaka OTA

Director of the Ocean Nexus Program; Research Assistant Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

University of Washington

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Deputy Director of the Ocean Nexus Program

Research Associate, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

The University of British Columbia

More about Andrés


Lead Research Scientist of the Ocean Nexus Program

University of Washington

More about Kate

Quentin HANICH

Research Chair of the Ocean Nexus Program

Assistant Professor in the Fisheries Governance Research Program

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security

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Principal Investigator of the Ocean Nexus Program

Assistant Professor of Marine and Coastal Policy

Oregon State University

More about Ana

Additional Information

  • This webinar is open to all faculty members of APRU universities and will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. 

  • The views, information, or opinions expressed during webinars are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Association of Pacific Rim Universities (“APRU”) and its employees. APRU is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy of any of the information contained in the series.

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