April 2010 - Stanford's Barbara Block speaks in the Galapagos as part of TED's Mission Blue Voyage to protect the ocean. Marine biologist Barbara Block fits tuna with tracking tags (complete with transponders) that record unprecedented amounts of data about these gorgeous, threatened fish and the ocean habitats they move through.
Ofu Island in American Samoa is becoming an important natural laboratory for the study of climate change. Dr. Steve Palumbi's work in the lagoon has already led to an increased understanding of how corals may be able to survive ocean warming around the world.
May 27, 2010 — The first ever TEDxMonterey took place on April 16th, 2010 and enjoyed participation from over 400 people both in person and online. Stephen Palumbi is the Harold A. Miller Professor of Marine Sciences and Director, Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University and on the Management Committee of the Center for Ocean Solutions. Steve holds a Pd.D. from the University of Washington, and a BA from The Johns Hopkins University. He has received numerous awards for research and conservation, including a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. His TEDxMonterey talk focused on the amazing story of Julia Platt and the recovery of the Monterey Bay.
As part of its Pacific Ocean Initiative, the Center for Ocean Solutions—in collaboration with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Marine Programme and the Ocean Conservancy—brought together leading scientists from more than 30 countries to develop Ecosystems and People of the Pacific Ocean – Threats and Opportunities for Action: A Scientific Consensus Statement.