• Daniel Kleinman

Seaworthy Conversations: Ocean Policy & Innovation for a Regenerative Blue Economy

Updated: Nov 3, 2020

Seaworthy hosted a panel with Shalin Jyotishi and Jonathan DeLong, two thought leaders in innovation, policy, and economics, for a deep dive into the future of the blue economy, and what it means to build a regenerative economy for our oceans!

About our panel:

Shalin Jyotishi

Senior Analyst at New America on Higher Ed, the Workforce, and Tech-Innovation

World Economic Forum Impact Officer 

CEO, Journal of Science Policy & Governance

Shalin Jyotishi is a strategist, analyst, and writer reveling at the disruptive intersection of higher education, workforce development, innovation policy, and public interest technology. He oversees the APLU's signature economic development strategic planning program for higher education institutions, the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities program, and serves as a core researcher in the areas of university workforce development, R&D innovation ecosystems, and public engagement.

Jonathan DeLong

Sailor, Explorer, Entrepreneur

Jonathan DeLong is an ocean advocate, entrepreneur, and lifelong sailor - from coastal cruising to competitive racing, he currently lives aboard a lovely sailboat on the San Francisco Bay, with thousands of miles logged. Committed to systems design thinking, he focuses on end-to-end regenerative ocean economies from policy to economic forces, to funding and innovation pipelines, to execution and adoption, and everything in between. His personal project and research dataset for the Blue New Deal has become an opensource tool for those seeking to better understand ocean economies. When not mentoring and facilitating hackathons and startup workshops, with a business development focus he can be found delivering innovative tech solutions to telecom carriers, governments, and others. His passion is exploring the intersection of prosperity, humanity, and ocean ecology - to drive social, racial, & environmental justice. A mariner to the core, Jonathan also holds a USCG Merchant Marine 50 Ton Captain's License with sailing & towing certifications, Royal Yachting Association Skipper’s License, Padi Open Water Dive Certified, and he swims or kayaks several miles a week.

Daniel Kleinman

Founder & CEO - Seaworthy Collective

Daniel Kleinman is Seaworthy Collective's Founder and CEO. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, focusing on ocean technology while following a passion for exploring and understanding the oceans. As an undergraduate, Daniel interned with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and became a University Innovation Fellow. After graduating in 2015, Daniel spent two years as a Pilot & Test Engineer for Bluefin Robotics' Bluefin-21 unmanned underwater vehicles in Boston. Daniel spent the following three years in San Diego as a Contractor for the Navy contributing to mechanical engineering R & D for maritime systems. Daniel recently started his Masters studies in Exploration Science at The University of Miami RSMAS. Daniel created Seaworthy Collective in early 2020, channeling his passion, network, and wealth of industry knowledge to help empower a community of current and aspiring ocean innovators and entrepreneurs.

Additional Clarification from Jonathan:

At 00:13:05 I said: “ the UC Berkeley Center for Law [Energy] and the Environment is doing a study on if it is financial malpractice to not add your climate risk into your financial disclosures?” My source, Dave Jones, was kind enough to clarify with what I believe to be an even more impactful statement for the environment and financial markets. He was not speaking as his role as the Director of Climate Risk Initiative for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law. Nor as a Senior Director at The Nature Conservancy. Here’s his specific clarification:

“What I said was, as a former financial regulator I believe it would be financial regulatory malpractice for a financial regulator not to take up the recommendations of the CFTC Report to address climate risk in the US financial system.”

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