Deeper Dive into Ocean Conservancy with Chief Scientist George Leonard

Following the Chautauqua Lecture featuring CEO Janis Searles Jones, learn more about the work of Ocean Conservancy with Chief Scientist George Leonard. With Q&A. As the Chief Scientist at Ocean Conservancy, George provides strategic leadership on science and policy across our organization. He describes himself as the “chief firestarter,” the person who ignites new ideas and then helps to build bold new initiatives based on emerging knowledge and key conservation needs. In recent years, this has included tackling threats like ocean acidification and integrating a robust response to climate change impacts on our ocean. Trained as a marine ecologist, George has 20 years of experience in ocean policy and advocacy, market-based solutions to environmental challenges and marine research. He has been instrumental in leading some of the most cutting-edge and comprehensive research on trash in the marine ecosystem, which has led to Ocean Conservancy’s work on Trash Free Seas.