2020 Vision of Canada's Oceans Dialogue - Day 2 AM

The 2020 Vision Dialogue brings together major stakeholders in Canada's oceans to discuss how science can inform policy to maintain productive oceans that provide maximum benefits to Canadians.


  1. Day 2 started with a Day 1 Storified 'Twitter' recap...
  2. plus Day 1 content was made available here. Those unable to attend the Dialogue, were able to join the discussion, by downloading speaker presentations for each dialogue session and/or listen to each dialogue session’s podcast. Then join the discussion by posting comments to the blog or send us tweets with hashtag #Oceans2020
  3. Many people have been trying to answer the question "How do we sustain our oceans, a vital resource for generations to come?" Sylvia Earle outlines some of the ways to save the ocean ecosystem...
  4. Day 2 starts with 4 - 20 minute policy success case-studies presented by Hugh Possingham from University of Queensland, Mark Carr from University of California, Melanie Austen from Plymouth Marine Laboratory and David Policansky from the National Academies, followed by by discussion.    
  5. Hugh Possingham - Australia: Representation, Representation, Representation 
    "Marine reserve system design is all about representation, size is not all that matters. The people who make  these marine reserves, often have an unrepresentative reserve system" - Hugh Possingham 
  6. The goal of marine reserve system design is...
  7. Besides representation, you also need consensus...

  8. What is systematic marine reserve system design?... It mean to build a connected/compact system of protected areas that equitably represents all habitats and species while annoying as few other people as possible

  9. What percentage of conservation features should be protected? 
  10. ....and