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Capitol Hill Ocean Week

6 June, 2023 - 8 June, 2023

A complex, interconnected network of biology, chemistry, and physical forces work together to sustain life on Earth. Change to one system effects all. Impacts ripple locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.  

Our social and economic systems are part of the Earth system and now the main drivers of change. 

Understanding global climate change and mitigating and adapting to its impacts is inextricably linked to our one ocean and its biodiversity. How we manage our global ocean to ensure it thrives for future generations is central to combatting climate change, protecting the health of coastal communities, and sustaining our economies. 

Join us in Washington, DC and virtually for Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) from June 6 – 8, 2023 to explore the ocean-climate connection and how we can make ocean conservation part of climate strategies and nationally determined contributions to address climate change.   

The CHOW 2023 program is slightly different from past CHOWs. We will host a day on Capitol Hill on June 6 then move to the Ronald Reagan Building for the conference on June 7 and 8. The week will culminate with the Ocean Awards Gala on the evening of June 8, World Oceans Day.  Register for free at CapitolHillOceanWeek.org

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6 June, 2023
8 June, 2023
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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20004 United States
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Abby Rodgers
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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
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Taking place virtually, Taking place in person, Open to the public, Youth-oriented (25 years or younger), Incorporating the “30x30” theme
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1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center