Aquarium of the Pacific
As a founding sponsor of the Aquarium of the Pacific, Honda strongly supports this world-class venue for environmental education that is visited by over 165,000 school children and more than 1.7 million visitors each year. In partnership with the Aquarium, the Honda Marine Science Foundation sponsors public forums to search for solutions to the most pressing and complex problems facing the ocean and environment.
Reports summarizing each public forum are available for download below.
Aligning Stakeholder Communications for U.S. Marine Aquaculture
Held on October 4 and 5, 2018, the forum’s goal was to expand responsible marine aquaculture, or farming in the sea, in the U.S. by facilitating the communication of accurate information to consumers, regulators, policymakers, and the public. Participants included U.S. marine aquaculture farmers, chefs, communications experts, regulators (state and federal), educators, students, scientists, representatives from farms seeking permits, seafood suppliers, and others. Click HERE to download the report.
Sato-umi in the Anthropocene
On November 13 and 14, 2017, leading experts from Stanford University, University of Southern California, Duke University, University of Hawaii, University of California, Santa Barbara, Hokkaido University, and NOAA discussed the future of southern California’s coast via the application of sato-umi in the Anthropocene, the current geological era denoted by the dominating global influence of humans on the planet. The Forum was designed to explore a number of approaches to “integrated” coastal management, in particular those that cross the land-sea boundary, some of which have been practiced for thousands of years, to see if lessons could be extracted to elevate awareness and stimulate action to reduce vulnerability in the “new normal” of rising sea level. Click HERE to download the report.
From British Columbia to Baja California: Restoring The Olympia Oyster (Ostrea lurida)
On March 16 and 17, 2017, forum attendees and experts from around the state and country with experience in oyster restoration projects discussed restoring the native Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida. One clear message that emerged from the forum was that Olympia oyster restoration efforts should be united by a common vision and by shared information, along the entire range, from British Columbia to Baja California. The forum was stimulated by the SoCal Oyster Group of the Bren School of the University of California, Santa Barbara, who are working on a team project for their M.S. degree. Click HERE to download the report.