Answering the Ocean’s Call

Answering the Ocean’s Call: Stewardship of Our Ocean, Our Future is a World Ocean Day event on the historic SS LILAC. Speakers included:

  • Mary Habstritt, LILAC Preservation Society
  • Nina Hitchings, The River Project
  • Myra Jackson, Geoversiv Senior Advisor for Whole Earth Civics
  • Joseph Robertson, Geoversiv Founder and President (moderator)
  • Mary Crowley, Ocean Voyages Institute and Project Kaisei
  • Betsy Damon, Keepers of the Waters
  • Tanja Andrejasic-Wechsler, Our Humanity Matters
  • David Thoreson, Geoversiv Senior Advisor for Geospatial Exploration

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The retired U.S. Coast Guard Cutter LILAC is America’s only surviving steam-powered lighthouse tender and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. LILAC now serves as a museum ship, hosting tours, cultural events and exhibitions while undergoing restoration.

The Geoversiv Commitment to Ocean Stewardship

The Geoversiv Foundation has registered a voluntary Commitment to Ocean Stewardship, for inclusion in the UN Ocean Conference report.

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The Geoversiv Commitment to Ocean Stewardship is intended as both an institutional action agenda and a process of exploration and discovery, generating roadmaps for others to follow. It operates through five areas of action:

1. Information support
2. Stakeholder participation
3. Technical capacity
4. Catalytic convening
5. Institutional practice

Learn more about this process of exploration, discovery, and practice, here.


Presented by the LILAC Preservation Project and Hudson River Park, in partnership with the Geoversiv Foundation and Our Humanity Matters.

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