2016 Ocean Climate Summit Report: Resilience through Climate-Smart Conservation

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Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Greater Farallones Association, in partnership with the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, EcoAdapt, Schmidt Marine, Seed Fund, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers , held the Fourth Ocean Climate Summit: Resilience through Climate- Smart Conservation on May 17, 2016 at the Fort Mason General’s Residence in San Francisco.

The first Summit in 2008 was the first event of its kind to bring attention to the need for enhanced collaboration around the impacts of climate change to marine and coastal resources. Since then, San Francisco Bay Area partners have greatly increased our understanding of the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on local coast and ocean ecosystems, and are increasingly focused on actions to address those impacts. As noted by Maria Brown, GFNMS Superintendent, in her welcoming address, attendance has grown with each Summit, which reflects the growing interest in working together to imp rove the resilience of our coast and ocean resources to climate change impacts . Over 140 scientists, marine resource managers, decision- makers, and educators attended the Fourth Ocean Climate Summit.

Please see the Summit website for the program, presentations, and poster abstracts.


Hutto, S. V. 2016. 2016 Ocean Climate Summit Report: Resilience through Climate-Smart Conservation. Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, San Francisco, CA.