Several free webinars are coming up in the ocean communitity.

First, the Victoria-based Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies, or COAST,  is holding a webinar on March 15 on the role of ocean tech in climate security.

Flooding, erosion, wildfires, hurricanes and king tides are just some of the extreme climate changes whose effects could create both opportunity for alliance and potential for conflict between nations and groups, organizers said in a statement.

The panel will discuss:
- How innovative tech and data-driven understanding of our oceans can be leveraged for actionable intelligence;
- What oceantech companies are doing to lessen the geo-political impact and risk of global warming; 
- And how public and private entities can collaborate to more effectively manage and reduce emissions.

The panel will be hosted by Kate Moran, CEO of Ocean Networks Canada, and moderated by Emilie de Rosenroll, Group CEO of South Island Prosperity Partnership, who will host a Q&A during the session.

Panel members Sherri Goodman, Vice-Chair of the U.S. Secretary of State's International Security Advisory Board, and Vice-Admiral Angus Topshee, 38th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, will share their insights and perspectives on managing climate strategies in the context of great-power cooperation, climate-migration, Arctic security, military readiness, and technology adaptation.

The discussion will take place via Zoom starting at 11 am Pacific time/3  pm Atlantic time on March 15.

Register here

Marine Decarbonization will be the topic at the free webinar offered by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego on March 17.

Scripps Director Dr. Margaret Leinen will introduce Dr. David Victor, Professor of Innovation and Public Policy and Co-director, Deep Decarbonization Initiative, UC San Diego. He will give an overview on the analysis needed to understand which possible carbon removal solutions can scale at the speed and extent needed to slow the climate. 

Dr. Chinmayee Subban, Research Scientist in the Coastal Sciences Division and Affiliate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, will provide an overview of marine carbon dioxide removal research at Pacific Northwest National Lab at Sequim, WA

Register here.