[Coral-List] Blue Ocean Business Summit Invitation

Laurie Wilson divetravelbusiness at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 13:05:37 EDT 2015

Hi Quenton
Great to hear from you. And thanks for your comments. Although we can't
cover everything, we will be going far and wide during this summit. We will
be addressing anthropogenic-induced  climate change, sea level rise,
plastic pollution, overfishing, biodiversity loss, coral reef degradation,
overdevelopment, cruiseship damage, oil spills and more. We will be talking
about the sustainable business model and industry standards now available
that target energy mgt, waste and waste water mgt, carbon mgt, supply chain
mgt. The list goes on. We talk specifically about carrying capacity with
one particular resort - Misool eco Resort in Raja Ampat - and discuss how
popularity is the bane of conservation. These are broad stroke discussions,
but highlight the areas where our industry is vulnerable, impactful and can
be part of the solution. I hope this clarifies things. Thanks again,
Quenton. Your input means a lot.

On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 12:03 PM, Quenton Dokken <qdokken at gulfmex.org> wrote:

> Good Day Laurie,
> I hope your discussions cover more than just the diver in the water
> issues.  Support infrastructure, e.g. roads, hotels, airports, potable and
> waste water management, solid waste management, and restaurants, are all a
> part of the impact of the dive industry.  To be meaningful the discussions
> and awareness must cover the theory of "maximum holding capacity" as in how
> much tourist activity can a small island support before it exceeds holding
> capacity?
> Quenton Dokken, Ph.D.
> President/CEO
> Gulf of Mexico Foundation, Inc.
> www.gulfmex.org
> qdokken at gulfmex.org
> 361-882-3939 office
> 361-442-6064 mobil
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [Coral-List] Blue Ocean Business Summit Invitation
> Hi Coral Listers,
> There have been vibrant discussions on this List about the state of the
> dive industry and its impact on coral reefs. We are going to address this
> issue with the dive community with our 2nd Blue Ocean Business Summit. The
> dive industry is notorious for leaving out stakeholders (like scientists
> and ngo's) in its business discussions, but we don't do that with this
> event. This post is a personal invitation for you to join us.
> Dr. Peter Sale, Dr. Richard Murphy, Ken Nedimyer, Holly Lohuis, Chloe
> Harvey and Julian Hyde are Coral Listers who are speaking at this upcoming
> Summit.(Our Coral List Alumni from last year include Dr. Carl Safina,
> Dr.Wallace J Nichols, Dr. Douglas Fenner, Dr. Alex Brylske and Steve
> Mussman).
> BOBS 2015 kicks off on World Oceans Day June 8. We have 34 speakers from
> 13 countries speaking over the course of 8 days.This summit is FREE and
> ONLINE but you have to register to attend. Each day we will air 4
> interviews with high-profile and below-the-radar industry people who are
> doing something about sea change. Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau
> and Stan Waterman are featured speakers.
> Each day, those who have registered for the Summit will gain access to the
> video interviews for that day. Participants will continue to have access to
> the recordings of each interview aired on previous days. Interviews will be
> available for the duration of the summit (and maybe some bonus days to help
> you catch up!)
> Here is the Link to Free Registration: http://bit.ly/1Q768xN
> If you have any questions, email BlueOceanBusinessSummit at gmail.com Please
> join us!
> Laurie
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