deep sea

Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI)

One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is managing our deep ocean sustainably, for it is vast, remote, expensive to study, and highly vulnerable to disturbance.  Exploiting its wealth while maintaining the integrity of its ecosystems, their diversity, functions and services will require a cross-disciplinary conversation and interdisciplinary research at the intersection of biodiversity, climate science, law, policy, and resource economics as well as stakeholder engagement.  DOSI exists to facilitate these activities.

DOSI seeks to integrate science, technology, policy, law and economics to advise on ecosystem-based management of resource use in the deep ocean and strategies to maintain the integrity of deep-ocean ecosystems within and beyond national jurisdiction. 

Lisa A. Levin Biography

Lisa Levin is Distinguished Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, and was Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation and Oliver Chair from 2011-2017.

Before moving to Scripps in 1992 she was Assoc. Professor in the Dept. of Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.