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Davos 2024: Live from the Deep Sea

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Below the ocean surface is a world that is vast, distant and alien. We are now able to understand and explore more of this realm with technology.

Join Caribbean marine biologist and explorer Diva Amon live from a deep-sea submersible examining the health of Mesophotic coral reefs off the coast of the Seychelles. She is joined by prominent experts and industry leaders to explore the potential of technology and how it can be harnessed to better steward ocean health.


Samuel Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief, TIME

Ray Dalio, Founder and Chief Investment Officer Mentor, Bridgewater Associates LP

Mattie Rodrigue, Director, Science Programme, OceanX

Jennifer Morris, Chief Executive Officer, The Nature Conservancy

Diva Amon,Science Adviser, Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara

David Obura, Director, Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO) East Africa

Andrew Forrest, Chairman and Founder, Fortescue Ltd

This is the full audio from a session at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2024 on January 17, 2024. Watch it here: https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2024/sessions/live-from-the-deep-sea/

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The Ocean is a critically important source of nutritious food, income, inspiration, and stability. The United Nations has estimated that trade in ocean-based goods and services is worth at least $2.5 trillion annually, equal to about 3% of global GDP. However, marine ecosystems face dangers that put this value at risk, like climate change, ocean warming, increased acidification, oxygen depletion, pollution, overfishing, and illegal fishing. Innovative policies, strong business leadership, and disruptive technologies will all be essential to navigate towards a cleaner and safer future.This briefing is based on the views of a wide range of experts from the World Economic Forum’s E...

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