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Panel Discussion: Sato-Umi in Southern California

The Aquarium will host a two-day forum called Sato-umi in the Anthropocene. This is the second of two forums co-sponsored by the American Honda Motor Company. Day one will be open to the public.

Sato-umi is a Japanese term that encompasses the relationship between coastal and marine areas and humans and how humans manage these areas for sustainability. Forum speakers will discuss the theory and application of sato-umi in the Anthropocene, the current geological era denoted by the dominating global influence of humans and our activities on the planet.

This evening panel discussion will explore how sato-umi might be applied in Southern California and is offered as part of the Aquarium’s Guest Speaker Series.

Putting the Pieces Together: Sato-umi and its analogs as a concept for shaping the future of the Southern California coastal region.

Moderated by Jerry Schubel, president and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific


  • James Fawcett, professor, University of Southern California
  • Michael Orbach, professor emeritus, Duke University
  • Amber Mace, deputy director, California Council on Science and Technology, Policy Fellow, UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
  • Alfredo Gonzalez, Resources Legacy Fund
Panel Discussion: Sato-Umi in Southern California
Event Information
When Monday, Nov 13, 2017 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Tickets Please call to RSVP.
RSVP (562) 590-3100
Links View past lecture videos