This week people representing federal, state, and local governments, academia, non-profits, and private industry are in Chicago for the biennial Coastal Zone Conference. This meeting will give more than 1,000 attendees the opportunity to discuss ocean issues, strategies, and solutions.

You can be a part of the gathering through a live webcast on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 4:30-5:30 pm (EDT) from the Shedd Aquarium. Produced by The JASON Project, the Coastal America Partnership, and the Coastal America Learning Center Network, the webcast's scheduled guests include 2011 Student Summit participants, oceanographer Sylvia Earle, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, and other leading ocean experts.

The students from the Coastal America Student Summit, held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of National History in February, will discuss their climate change projects and provide perspective on raising community awareness about climate change.

Do you have questions about the state of our ocean? You can submit them during the live webcast to a panel of experts that includes:

 

Visit The JASON Project’s Live Webcast page to participate in the event on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 4:30-5:30 pm (EDT).