UC Santa Barbara aims to boost ocean health through a new partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), a community of business, political and societal leaders working to improve the state of the world. By teaming with the Forum, UCSB’s Marine Science Institute (MSI) will link its renowned ocean scientists with the global leaders who can help translate their research into action.
WEF has previously advanced similar initiatives — and created similar coalitions — to drive change on other critical global issues, including water. The Forum in 2016 identified oceans as a new focus and sought out experts to lead the initiative. UCSB was selected for its historical, global leadership in marine science.