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The ocean is integral to planetary and human sustenance. It has a crucial role to play in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals as well as currently in the recovery from the COVID-19 global pandemic particularly through strategies for growing the blue economy. But the health of the ocean itself is under severe threat with increasing pressures from human activities. Its potential therefore hangs in the balance.
On the occasion of the 2021 World Oceans Day: The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods, this virtual dialogue will address the urgency of progressing an integrated and inclusive ocean action agenda in the next decade. Reflecting on the findings of the Second World Ocean Assessment and the High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, it will address the challenges to achieving integrated management of the ocean and look to opportunities to foster multi-stakeholder, and multi-scalar coordination and collaboration including within the framework of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030).
In recent years there has been an explosion of concern around terms like ‘fake news’, ‘misinformation’, and ‘disinformation’. And online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are often implicated (with good reason) in their spread.
But what do each of these terms mean, how do they differ, and what role do the online social networks really play?
In this public lecture, Associate Professor Lewis Mitchell will explore mis/disinformation online, and in particular, some of the underlying mathematics governing how all kinds of information spread over social networks.
The lecture will be 45 minute presentation followed by Q & A.
This lecture is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) Virtual Public Lecture Series.