2023 Future of the Ocean Symposium & Champion of the Ocean Awards Reception

The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute’s signature annual event, the Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champion of the Ocean Awards reception, will return on April 13 beginning at 4 p.m. This year’s symposium will have a theme of “Catalyzing Innovation and Action for Oceans and Climate.” The symposium is free and open to the public. Panelists will include:

  • Richard Spinrad, Ph.D., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) administrator
  • Margaret Leinen, Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography director
  • Charlotte Hudson, Lenfest Ocean Program director
  • Richard Murray, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution deputy director and vice president for science and engineering

The Champion of the Ocean Awards reception will immediately follow the symposium at Monmouth University’s historic Great Hall. Tickets are required for the reception.

Visit the event website for more information.



Monmouth University
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

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