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32nd Annual Tidewater AFS Meeting

From January 25 to 27, 2018, Nereus Alumnus Rebecca Asch will be attending the 32nd Annual Tidewater American Fisheries Society...
January 25 - January 27
NC Maritime Museum

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018

Co-sponsored by ASLO, AGU, and TOS, the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018 will be held between February 11 and 16, 2018...
February 11 - February 16
Oregon Convention Center

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  • How blockchain is strengthening tuna traceability to combat illegal fishing

    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand, in partnership with US-based tech innovator ConsenSys, tech implementer TraSeable and tuna fishing and processing company Sea Quest Fiji Ltd, has just launched a pilot project in the Pacific Islands tuna industry that will use blockchain technology to track the journey of tuna from “bait to plate”.

  • The Blue Economy: The coming marine industrial revolution

    By Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, Nereus Program Manager and Research Associate

    From shore you can see the windmills that provide electricity to the whole town, just behind the desalination plant that supplies freshwater to most of the region. The adjacent bay is where the fishing boats—fishing sustainably, of course—come to unload at the seafood processing centers that take in both wild captured fish and the products from integrated mariculture, where multiple species are grown, simulating an ecosystem. This is the vision for the Blue Economy fostered by the World Bank, the UN, and some of the largest global financial and conservation foundations.

  • Finding a recipe for scientific innovation: Out-of-the-box thinking is crucial for studying the oceans

    By Robert Blasiak, Nereus Program Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Fachidiot! This wonderfully direct word from the German language describes a person who knows their subject (Fach), and nothing else. It was on my mind recently as I read articles in a new special issue of the journal Ecology & Society on “Reconciling Art and Science for Sustainability”. The issue is filled with contributions from scientists and artists who have in some sense travelled into unknown and unfamiliar territory, and discovered along the way that this was feeding innovation and adding value to their work.