Report "Sustainable Oceans: Reconciling Economic Use and Protection"

To examine the role of our oceans in a sustainable future world, the Dräger Foundation organized an initial conference in 2008, the XVII Malente Symposium “More than Water – Oceans and Global Responsibility”. This conference then led to an EU-US conference series entitled “Sustainable Oceans: Reconciling Economic Use and Protection”, convened in cooperation with the University of Kiel’s Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” and Columbia University’s Earth Institute.


The following report summarizes the main topics discussed during the three conferences, including suggested solutions for some of the most critical problems presently faced by the world’s oceans.