Marine scientists are meeting with the 72-nation Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Cape Town, South Africa this week, asking for $2-3 billion to study the threats of climate change and overfishing of the world’s oceans. Attending will be representatives from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego.
I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. A.D.J. “Tony” Haymet, Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Dean of the Graduate School of Marine Sciences, UC San Diego on the eve of the meeting, and we talked about the reasons for the request.
That interview is available here on Planetsave’s Podcast site.
- If you’d like to know more about the ARGO program Dr. Haymet explains in the interview, you can go here…
- To learn more about the Group on Earth Observations, this is their website.
- Dr. Haymet is also chairman of the Partnership for Observation of Global Oceans (POGO). Their website is here.
- And of course, there’s the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography News Page.
- If you’d like to know more about Dr. Haymet, his Biography is here…