President, Global Ocean Forum / Professor, University of Delaware
Formerly Assistant to the President of GOF
The international community is increasingly recognizing the importance of the ocean in regulating climate, as well as the dramatic impact climate change has on ocean ecosystems. In recognition of this, the Roadmap to Ocean and Climate Action (ROCA) initiative was founded to promote the implementation of sustainable, science-based climate change policies that adequately consider ocean and coastal issues. There is a great deal of work left to do on ocean and climate problems, and the ROCA initiative exists to ensure that the momentum created by the Paris Agreement does not slow down.