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Fish 2.0 2017

Posted by on April 5, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Fish 2.0 2017

On April 4th, NII joined the Fish 2.0 2017 competition team and leading impact investment advisors in Seattle for a day long workshop to share guidance for entrants in the West Coast Track of the Fish 2.0 2017 competition. The workshop attracted diverse participants from AK, Canada, WA, OR and CA and featured presentations from leading industry experts, past Fish 2.0 competition winners and experts in various aspects of impact investing and fisheries innovation. Registration for the Fish 2.0 2017 competition closes on April 29th.  Businesses...

SASAP Makes a Splash at Alaska Conference

Posted by on March 29, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

SASAP Makes a Splash at Alaska Conference

Nautilus’ collaborative project State of Alaska’s Salmon and People (SASAP) was well represented in Fairbanks this past March when the Alaska chapters of the American Fisheries Society and the American Water Resources Association teamed up to host a 5-day conference. The chosen, and timely, theme for a “Fisheries and Waters” conference in Alaska was: Success, Limitation and Innovation in the Face of Data Scarcity and Uncertainty. Appropriately, topics included changing ecological processes across landscapes, told through both...

Ocean Acidification: Impacts and Action

Posted by on December 15, 2016 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Ocean Acidification: Impacts and Action

The world’s oceans are 30% more acidic today than they were 300 years ago. A consequence of increased atmospheric CO2, rising ocean acidity (OA) directly impacts shellfish industries and threatens the base of the entire marine food web. At the Ocean Acidification State of the Science Workshop, organized in November 2016 by the recently formed Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, one take-home message resonated loudly:  We must decrease atmospheric CO2 emissions if there’s any hope of preventing wide spread ocean acidification and thus complete...

Shared Approaches to Measurement

Posted by on July 17, 2016 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Shared Approaches to Measurement

Shared approaches to measurement are a hallmark of all professions. Medical professionals employ an increasingly sophisticated array of machines and tests to measure human health, and even professional athletes are judged against increasingly elaborate benchmarks. But how do social and environmental nonprofit professionals evaluate their effectiveness? Back in the early 2000s, while working with The Nature Conservancy I was privileged to join with a group of conservation nonprofit leaders to help establish the Conservation Measures...

Making an Impact on Climate Adaptation

Posted by on October 4, 2015 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Making an Impact on Climate Adaptation

Climate change poses unprecedented challenges – and opportunities for investors interested in positive impact. The 2014 National Climate Assessment reported clear evidence of climate change across the United States. However, the effects of that change manifest in very differently ways depending on state and region. Alaska is experiencing the fastest rate of climate change in the nation–and one of the fastest rates of change of any region globally. While the U.S. average temperature has increased by 1.3°F to 1.9°F since 1895,...

Heat from the Sea. Really?

Posted by on July 20, 2015 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Heat from the Sea. Really?

Heat from the Sea. Really? In 2009, while visiting Chena Hot Springs outside Fairbanks Alaska, I had the good fortune to spend a couple of hours with resort owner Bernie Karl, a visionary renewable energy pioneer. Bernie convinced me that just as there are viable geothermal energy projects in the Arctic, there is potential for ocean thermal energy in Alaska. I headed back south to the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) in Seward, pondering his advice. I had recently been appointed President and CEO of the Center and faced the daunting task of...