Skip to main content

Urban Coast Institute

Global Ocean Governance Lecture Series

The Global Ocean Governance Lecture Series assembles internationally recognized experts to discuss scientific and policy issues that hold important implications for coastal and marine ecosystems. The series is jointly organized by Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute and Institute for Global Understanding.

All lectures are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated. For more information, contact

Upcoming Lectures

Check back soon for additional listings.


Past Lectures

November 5, 2020

Connected, Dynamic, at Risk: Coastal Nation Interests in a Strong New High Seas Biodiversity Treaty

With Rutgers University Associate Professor Cymie Payne and Guillermo Ortuño Crespo, postdoctoral researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and coordinator of early career professional engagement for the U.N. Decade of Ocean Science


October 12, 2020

Antacids for the Sea: The Potential Role of Ocean Alkalinization Enhancement in Combating Climate Change

With Dr. Wil Burns, co-executive director, The Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy at American University.

Download slides (PDF, 2 MB)