Green Harbors Project (GHP) Director Anamarija Frankić is slated to give her talk "Water: Nature's Solutions and How Do We Fit In?" as keynote speaker at the 9th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety. The conference runs March 17-22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
Frankić is an adjunct professor at the Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, Split, Croatia in addition to her role as GBH director and EEOS faculty member. She has been a Biomimicry Institute fellow since 2010 and a member of the advisory council at AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education). Her educational background in biology, ecology, limnology and marine science, guided her interdisciplinary work in coastal and watershed ecosystem management and restoration, nationally and internationally. In 2008, Frankić and her students established GHP to discover how urban harbors can become healthy, wealthy and sustainable, right here and now. She initiated and established 'living labs' as part of the applied science education where students and communities are able to 'learn and teach by doing' biomimicry, applying nature's solutions for sustainable future. Although it is a huge challenge to restore coastal ecosystems, she believes that we do have the knowledge, science and technology to live harmoniously within natural systems, by following her own premise that "the environment sets the limits for sustainable development."