Arlo Hemphill is a Senior Oceans Campaigner with Greenpeace. He currently represents Greenpeace’s USA office on the global Protect the Oceans campaign, dedicated to advancing a global network of ocean sanctuaries to encompass 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030. A marine biologist, explorer and conservationist, Arlo has been working at the confluence of science, policy and communications in ocean science and conservation for over 20 years, previously representing organizations such as Conservation International, Stanford University, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean.
A long-standing advocate for wilderness conservation, Arlo’s work portfolio ranges from supporting tribal-led ecotourism in the Ecuadorean Amazon to exposing the ocean’s plastic crisis, and UN advocacy for ocean protections on the high seas. Arlo was a founding steering committee member of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea, and the Sargasso Sea Alliance. He most recently served as the shipboard Project Lead on the Sargasso Sea Leg of Greenpeace’s Pole to Pole Expedition, a year long voyage from the Arctic to Antarctica to champion a new global ocean treaty by documenting special ocean places and the threats they face.
Arlo will deliver a talk on the Sustainable Tourism track.