In association with the National Geographic society - February 24th - 26th 2014 • Half Moon Bay, CA





The first World Ocean Summit gave us a background upon which the 2014 event, chaired by John Micklethwait (Editor-in-chief, The Economist) will look towards solutions - and the role business can play to achieve those solutions. Central to this ideology are two things;


1. Governance and 

2. Sustainability. 


Good governance is difficult to forge in the face of political snow blindness. That is changing with high fuel prices and global warming melting the ice caps. The sustainable use of our seas is equally essential - and inextricably linked to better governance. The challenge now is to design a regime which successfully balances economic development with sustainability. That depends to a very great extent on adaptability (innovation) and willingness to change. Nobody would doubt the human ability to adapt (invent), but we only do so when it either suits us, or is necessary for survival.

Taking place in the evening of the first day of the summit, the gala dinner, hosted by National Geographic, is an opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers from the National Geographic and network with other event participants in a relaxed, evening setting. We are delighted to announce Paul Nicklen, National Geographic photographer, as a speaker at this year's dinner. The gala dinner is open to all registered delegates of World Ocean Summit 2014. February 24th - 26th 2014, Half Moon Bay, CA




HRH Prince Albert II



Maria Damanaki



José María Figueres


Principality of Monaco - Plenary panel: Sustainable strategies for the ocean



Commissioner for maritime affairs and fisheries, European Commission




Former president, Republic of Costa Rica and co-chair, Global Ocean Commission





Trevor Manuel


Masamichi Morooka


Achim Steiner


Co-chair, Global Ocean Comm. Case study & discussion: Taming the high seas.



Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping. Plenary panel: The ocean as the new economic frontier?


Director, UN Environment Programme Plenary panel: The ocean as the new economic frontier?









Delegates of World Ocean Summit can stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay for a preferential rate of $260 per night from February 23-27 2014. The deadline for this rate is January 31 2014. The Ritz-Carlton is an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area resort which overlooks 50 miles of pristine Pacific Ocean coastline. It is located just 30 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and 45 minutes from downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. Explore the the charming seaside community that surrounds The Ritz-Carlton, which features some of California’s finest golf courses, art galleries, and wineries.


The Ritz-Carlton, 1 Miramontes Point Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019





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