The Smithsonian at the Our Ocean Conference in Panama

The 8th Our Ocean Conference concluded with 341 commitments worth nearly $20 billion, including the expansion of Banco Volcán Managed Resources Area in the Panamanian Caribbean that led Panama to protect over 54% of its oceans. During the first week of March, Panama became the first Latin American country to host an Our Ocean Conference, … Continued

Shifting the global conversation to the tropical majority 

The World Economic Forum published an article leading up to COP28 based on a scientific paper published in the Journal Nature in July 2023 by Ana Spalding and Oregon State University associate professor Kristin Grorud-Colvert with marine scientists and ocean policy experts from around the global tropics, including the World Economic Forum’s Hoffmann fellow Josheena Naggea and Acting Head of … Continued