Focal Point: Deep Seabed Mining
Bobbi-Jo leads The Ocean Foundation’s work in support of a moratorium on deep seabed mining, advocating for a critical review of the financial and liability aspects of DSM, as well as the threats DSM poses to cultural connection to the ocean. Bobbi-Jo is also a strategic advisor, providing legal and policy support to all of TOF’s programs as well as the organization itself. Leveraging long standing relationships with lawyers, scientists, and scholars across a wide spectrum of public and private spheres, she advances policy actions at all levels from local to global. Bobbi-Jo is deeply involved with the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI) and a proud member of the Surfrider San Diego Chapter, where she formerly served on the board. She speaks Spanish professionally and French rather less so. Bobbi-Jo loves art, exploring, ocean sports, books, and salsa (the condiment). Bobbi-Jo spent ten years as an environmental regulatory attorney at a large law firm where she created a niche practice interpreting and communicating law and science, building unlikely coalitions, and counseling non-profit clients. She long ago worked in refugee resettlement and continues to advocate for refugee and asylee rights.