Zurich - Seminar, "The State of the Ocean"

  • Datum: –21.00
  • Plats: Zurich Vontobel, Gotthardstrasse 43, 8022 Zurich
  • Föreläsare: Carl Gustaf Lundin, Principal Marine and Polar Scientist, from IUCN
  • Arrangör: Uppsala University Switzerland Alumni Chapter
  • Kontaktperson: Uppsala University Switzerland Alumni Chapter
  • Föreläsning

The Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce (SSCC) in collaboration with Vontobel and Uppsala University Switzerland Alumni Chapter (UUSAC), have the pleasure of inviting you to an evening to better understand and discuss the current state of the ocean. The many alarming reports have been increasingly frequent, from plastic pollution to death of coral reefs.

Our keynote speaker Carl Gustaf Lundin, Principal Marine and Polar Scientist at International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), will give us an update of what is currently happening and what we can do to improve the situation. Approaches to cleaning up the existing plastic pollution and turning off the plastic tap will be discussed. The use of conservation tools like marine protected areas, and a few examples of how they have been applied will also be presented.

Carl Gustaf will also share his impressions and highlights from his most recent expeditions in Indonesia and Spitsbergen.

There will be a question and answer session at the end where the audience can ask any questions that they would like about what is happening in the ocean and what we can do to improve the situation.

Don’t miss this important event! Reserve your place today by using the link below:


UUSAC member benefit
Please note that if you are a member of the Uppsala University Switzerland Alumni Chapter (UUSAC) you will not pay the registration fee when registering on the Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce’s website (see link above). Register as SSCC member in the registration form and fill in your name etc. In the box “Please state full name for all additional participants” state: UUSAC member.


When:   Wednesday 8th of May 2019 

Where:   Vontobel, Gotthardstrasse 43, 8022 Zürich

Participation Fee:
CHF Free for SSCC and UUSAC members (see “UUSAC member benefit” comment above)
CHF 30 for non-SSCC and non-UUSAC members

R.S.V.P:   Thursday 2nd of May 2019



18.00– 18.30 Registration

18:30 – 18:35 Welcome by Björn Wettergren, Member of the Board of Directors of SSCC and Vontobel Holding AG

18:35 – 18:50 Introduction Vontobel; Natalie Ernst, Corporate Sustainability Manager: What does corporate responsibility actually mean? Thomas Trsan, ESG and Impact Investing Specialist: Investing in water - Make a positive environmental and social impact

18.50 – 19.30 Keynote: State of the Ocean; Carl-Gustaf Lundin, Principal Marine and Polar Scientist, IUCN

19.30 – 19.45 Q&A

19.45 – 21.00 Apéro riche

21.00 End of event


If you have any questions regarding the event, do not hesitate contacting us at this email address: uusac@alumni.uu.se

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