Ten years ago, few researchers and experts crossed disciplines to collaborate in pursuit of environmental solutions. Today, thanks in part to the pioneering work of the Stanford Woods Institute, the landscape has changed dramatically. To mark that progress and lay the groundwork for future collaborative breakthroughs, Woods hosted a tenth anniversary symposium on Nov. 11, 2014. The event, moderated by School of Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson and San Jose Mercury News reporter Paul Rogers, brought together Stanford researchers, students and their colleagues in the water, conservation, sustainable development and public health fields.
Since 2010, the Center for Ocean Solutions has supported pioneering student research on novel technologies to combat so-called pirate fishing. The Center is a collaboration among Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute and the Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Read more.
Business of Sustainability Summit 2014 | Highlights
May 5, 2014
The Business of Sustainability Summit 2014 engaged a diverse cohort of 54 CEOs, chief sustainability officers, and business unit heads from 47 companies including AT&T, Annie's Inc., Airbnb, Chevron, Disney, Gap, General Motors, Kaiser Permanente, LinkedIn, McKinsey, Method, Starbucks, Wells Fargo, Yahoo and a small group of Woods faculty from all seven Stanford schools.. Watch more videos from this event.
Meg Caldwell: Climate Change and the Bay - Monterey Prepares for the Future
April 2, 2014
Senior Lecturer Meg Caldwell discusses the impacts of erosion along the coastline due to climate change. She shares some of research put into practice by the Center for Ocean Solutions in partnership with local communities. Read more.
Mark Jacobson: Offshore Wind Farms as Hurricane Tamers
February 26, 2014
Senior Fellow Mark Jacobson discusses research showing how offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped the power of three real-life hurricanes, significantly decreasing their winds and accompanying storm surge, and possibly preventing billions of dollars in damages. Read more.
Rob Dunbar: What the Antarctic Can Tell Us About a Warming Earth
February 21, 2014
Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Rob Dunbar, the W.M. Keck Professor of Earth Science, discusses his Antarctica research during a talk at Stanford sponsored by the Stanford School of Earth Sciences and Stanford Continuing Studies.