SOA Connects Sept 3, 2020: 859 people from 88 countries


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Focusing on women in ocean tech, science, and innovation, with over 40 female speakers and panelists. 

Over 400 attendees submitted their impact statements/photos as an illustration of their commitment to the ocean.

You can see their statements in the event Executive Summary.

Copy of SOA Connects Executive Summary_ September 3, 2020


Workshops & Panelists

Impact Investing 

  • Kim Kolt, Moderator - Founder and President of For Good Ventures
  • Jan Yoshioka - Director of Ocean Investments, Conservation International 
  • Nina Lapagcan - Program Director, Oceankind
  • Jennie Sanders - Director of Investments, Ellevest

Circular Economy: Sustainable Innovation in Fashion's Supply Chain

  • Jennifer Lee, Moderator - Contributing Luxury Editor at
  • Clara Mattioli - Global Marketing DIrector at Wolford
  • Andreas Rohrich - Director of Product Development and Innovation at Wolford
  • Stephanie Connolly - Manager of Textiles and Apparel, Cradle 2 Cradle
  • Celine Seeman - Founder of Science Driven Fashion  Incubator called One x One

UN Decade of the Ocean: Global Priorities and Incorporating Youth in the Decade of Ocean Science

  • Eugenia Barroca - SOA Portuguese Language Regional Representative and All-Atlantic Youth Ambassador
  • Katie Geddes  - Program Manager, NOAA Research International Activities
  • Taylor Goelz - Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, NOAA Research
  • Assia Edderouzi - Manager, Ocean Sustainability Programs at Fugro and ECOP Representative
  • Anna-Marie Laura - Director, International Government Relations at Ocean Conservancy

Real-Time Crisis: Mauritius Oil Spill and Crowdsourcing Solutions

  • Gregoire Rouxel - Mauritian Influencer on the ground
  • Sawan Badooa - SOA Ocean Leader

Environmental Film Panel

  • Ana Blanco - Executive Director of International Ocean Film Festival
  • Dr. Erika Woolsey - Co-Founder and CEO of The Hydrous
  • Linda Booker - Director and Producer of Straws

Real-Time Crisis: Ecuadorian Marine Violations

  • Stephanie Torres - SOA Peru
  • Ericka Carrera - SOS Galapagos
  • Gabriela Martinez -Galapagos Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO-MAB Programme
  • Maximiliano Bello - Mission Blue 

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