The Bottom of the Line: A UCT Underwater Club Speaker Series on the State of Our Oceans

Event date: 24 April 2013 - 24 April 2013

Venue: University of Cape Town, Upper Campus, Arts Block, Lecture Theatre 100
Time: 18h30 for 19h00 – 21h00
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
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Description: The University of Cape Town’s Underwater Club is hosting a speaker series on the State of Our Oceans called ‘The Bottom of the Line’, during April and May 2013. Speakers on Wednesday 24 April are Gregg Oelofse and Ernesta Swanepeol.

Gregg Oelofse, Head of Environmental Policy and Strategy at the City of Cape Town, will be talking on ‘Challenges in Environmental Policy-making‘, discussing the challenges and opportunities of a diverse and rich marine environment occurring alongside a populated urban environment.

Ernesta Swanepoel, International Environmental Law Specialist, will be talking on ‘Oceans, Climate Change and International Law‘ discussing the role of oceans and the climate, the impact of climate change on oceans, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, the international framework, mitigation options such as iron fertilization, how this will impact us and what we can do.

The Bottom Line Speaker Series at UCT 2013