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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Ocean Conservancy at Our Ocean 2023

Experts available for media interviews on clean ocean energy, marine debris and plastic pollution (English, Spanish, French and Portuguese).

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Reef in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Photo credit: Teegan Innis

Panama City – Ocean Conservancy experts will join Our Ocean 2023—a gathering of global leaders, partners and civil society—to seek solutions to some of the greatest global challenges facing our ocean. 

Ocean Conservancy experts will be at key events from March 2-4, 2023, that focus on accelerating the transition to a clean ocean energy future, preventing plastic and ghost gear from entering our ocean, and eliminating marine debris. We will also announce new commitments to scale up action on clean energy and marine debris to ensure a healthier ocean protected by a more just world. 

Ocean Conservancy’s Global Ghost Gear Initiative will conduct a ghost gear removal from the ocean near Panama City. 

Who:  Ocean Conservancy’s CEO and experts will be in attendance and available for interviews:

  • Kacky Andrews, Chief of Strategy
  • Anna-Marie Laura, Senior Director, Climate Policy 
  • Edith Cecchini, Director, International Plastics 
  • Hannah Pragnell-Raasch, Project Specialist, Global Ghost Gear Initiative 
What:  Ocean Conservancy experts are available for interviews on ocean-climate action, ocean plastic pollution, ghost gear and clean ocean energy. They will be present at the following: 

March 2, 2023  

  • Global Collaboration and Local Action: Tested, Tangible Solutions to Turn Off the Tap of Plastic Pollution 
  • The Impact of Fishing Gear on Marine Life and Local Communities   
  • Working with Cities: Building Capacity to Address Ocean Plastic Pollution and Transition to a More Circular Economy   

March 3, 2023 

  • Gigawatt Dreams to Reality: Realizing the Global Potential of Offshore Wind to Avert a Climate Crisis 

March 4, 2023 

  • Global Ghost Gear Initiative Clean Up Event - Dive Retrieval, Taboga Island 

All times are Panama time, GMT-5. 

For more information on these events, please visit our website or reach out to one of the media contacts listed below. 

Languages:   English, Spanish, French and Portuguese 
When:  March 2 – 4, 2023 
Where:  Panama City, Panama 
Contact:  In Panama – Roya Hegdahl, Communications Manager
[email protected]; +1.206.948.7874; Twitter @royahegdahl  Cody Sullivan, Senior Communications Manager
[email protected]; +; Twitter @CodyDRSullivan


About Ocean Conservancy
Ocean Conservancy is working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with our partners, we create evidence-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

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