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30 Aug

Webinar: Protect our future - perspectives from the UN Oceans conference

Save our ocean, protect our future was the tagline for the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of June. Thousands gathered to discuss the rapid decline of the ocean’s health, and to seek science-based and innovative solutions to improve it.

Among them were New Zealanders Sally Paterson, from Live Ocean Foundation, and Nigel Bradly, from EnviroStrat who is involved in three of our blue economy research projects.

They’ll share what’s being done to protect the ocean’s future, and ours, on a global scale; and highlight what New Zealand is doing well, where we need to do better, and where the opportunities lie. This will be followed by a Q&A discussion session.


Who is it for?

This webinar is free and open to anyone but will be of particular interest to policy makers and regional council planners, researchers, businesses who are interested in transitioning to a blue economy, and anyone interested in action to help our moana.

Will it be recorded?

Yes, our webinars are recorded and made available online soon afterwards.

About the speakers:

Sally Paterson is the inaugural Chief Executive of Live Ocean Foundation, established by sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. The organisation scales up marine science, innovation and outreach for a healthy ocean. Her background is in communications before spending the past decade in the for-purpose sector. She recently honed her nonprofit knowledge with studies at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit. Her interest in the ocean was developed during her time at Blake where she understood through Sir Peter’s legacy the powerful role sportspeople can play in environmental issues.


Nigel Bradly is a natural resources, aquaculture, and blue economy specialist with an innovative approach to creating and applying pragmatic responses to long-standing natural resource challenges. He is owner and managing director of EnviroStrat Ltd; a specialist marine and freshwater impact investment project developer. He is the project leader of the Transitioning to a blue economy project, co-leader of Restorative marine economies, and on the research team of the Building a seaweed sector project.

Nigel has created, funded, and led projects in the marine, fresh water, primary, environmental, and tourism sectors, delivering positive financial returns and significant environmental and social impact. This includes creating, developing, raising capital, and now leading execution for regenerative ocean seaweed farming in New Zealand. 

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