Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain Memorial Fund: 2023 – 2024 Campaign
In August of 2023, the inaugural Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain Fellow, Ms. Sarah Davidson, joined the Global Ocean Forum thanks to the donations made thus far to the Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain Memorial Fund. Sarah recently graduated from the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington with a Master of Marine Affairs. Over the next year, Sarah will focus on organizing the Virtual Ocean Pavilion for COP28, continuing the legacy of the ROCA initiative with a report of ocean and climate action for 2022-2023, aiding in the development of a capacity needs assessment to inform the development of capacity to implement the BBNJ agreement and providing support for the Global Ocean Forum strategic planning process under the mentorship of Dr. Larry Hildebrand.
Please consider donating to the Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain Memorial Fund to enable the Global Ocean Forum to support Fellows for years to come.
Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain
Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain (PhD in political science, UCLA, postdoctoral training, Harvard University) was President of the Global Ocean Forum, and past Director of the Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy and Professor of Marine Policy at the University of Delaware. An expert in the field of integrated coastal and ocean governance, she has authored over 100 publications in the field, including publications on ICZM widely used around the world (Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management: Concepts and Practices, The Future of US Ocean Policy, Handbook on National and Regional Ocean Policies including 15 nations and 4 regions). As Founder and President of the Global Ocean Forum, she has forged international collaboration among all sectors of the international community to advance the global agenda on oceans and coasts. Dr. Cicin-Sain has led the mobilization of the Roadmap to Oceans and Climate Action initiative to advance the issues related to oceans, coasts, and climate change within the UN Framework on Climate Change and other relevant international fora. Dr. Cicin-Sain’s international work on oceans, coasts, and climate change has been recognized through a number of awards, including: 2019 Prince Albert I of Monaco “Grand Prix des Sciences de la Mer;” 2018 Pioneer of the High Seas, French National Sea Center, France; 2017 Champion of the Ocean award, Monmouth University; 2010 Laureate for the Elizabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy; 2010 honorary doctorate in maritime law by Korea Maritime University; 2007 Coastal Zone Foundation Award, USA; 2007 Elizabeth Mann Borgese Meerespreis (Prize of the Sea), Germany; 2002 co-recipient of the Ocean and Coastal Stewardship Award (US).