Oceans and Human Health
The Importance of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 to other SDGS

A Virtual Side Event of the United Nations 2022 Ocean Conference

This event has concluded – a recording of the event is embedded below

What to Expect

A 75-minute session showcasing a variety of perspectives and subjects within the theme of Oceans and Human Health through a panel of voices from universities, nonprofits, and governments on multiple continents. This webinar intends to foster the cultivation of a global community of practice and the furtherance of knowledge-sharing networks in support of SDG14 and its connections to other SDGs; and is conceived in the spirit of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030. This will provide important public health context for the 2022 UN Ocean Conference and is a step forward for the 2030 UN Agenda: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership.


NameOrganization (Country)
Matthew GribbleUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham (USA)
Anika DzierlengaU.S. National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (USA)
Lora FlemingUniversity of Exeter (UK)
Suzan LozierGeorgia Institute of Technology & American Geophysical Union (USA)
John NewtonUnited Kingdom Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (UK)
Henrik EnevoldsenUNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (Denmark)
Chris WhiteheadSitka Tripe of Alaska (USA - Alaska Native Tribe)
Alexander TurraUniversity of São Paolo (Brazil)
António MeirelesSurfrider Foundation Europe (Portugal)
Lota CreenciaWestern Philippines University (Philippines)
Karen MadarcosWestern Philippines University (Philippines)
William Burkhardt IIIU.S. Food and Drug Administration (USA)
Giorgio Franyuti KellyMedical IMPACT (Mexico)
Megan JungwiwattanapornPew Charitable Trusts (USA)
Nour Eddine SalloukSurfrider Foundation Maroc (Morocco)*
*with translation from French
Trisia FarrellyMassey University (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Yanxu ZhangNanjing University (China)
Gaston CasillasU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA)

This event was organized by:
American Geophysical Union
European Marine Board
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Medical IMPACT
Ocean Sewage Alliance
Pew Environment Group
Surfers Against Sewage
Surfrider Foundation Maroc
UNESCO Chair for Sustainability of the Oceans at University of São Paulo
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Bergen
University College Dublin
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Geography
University of Plymouth, Marine Institute
University of Sydney, School of Social and Political Science
The University of The West Indies
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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