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Ocean Frontiers II - Film & Panel Discussion in Richmond, VA
Tue, June 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Come watch the documentary film Ocean Frontiers II and join the post-film conversation about ocean planning in the Mid-Atlantic and how we can help sustain the ocean environment, marine livelihoods and coastal cultures in our increasingly busy waters. The region's first-ever ocean plan is being released for public review in late June, so now is a great time to get informed!
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
Free & open to the public.
5:30 PM Free Reception - delicious appetizers and cash bar!
6:00 PM Welcome & Intro to Ocean Planning
6:30 PM Ocean Frontiers II film screening
7:00 PM Panel Discussion / Audience Q&A
"Ocean Frontiers II" is an inspiring film about citizens working together for healthier economies and healthier seas. In a region steeped in old maritime tradition, comes a modern wave of big ships, offshore wind energy and a changing climate, now testing the limits of an already crowded sea.
Watch the trailer: http://ocean-frontiers.org/trailer
The interactive panel discussion with regional experts includes:
Laura McKay – Program Manager, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program; Chair, Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean; Member, Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body
Joe Atangan – Physical Scientist, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Navy; Member, Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body
Jay Odell – Mid-Atlantic Marine Program Director, The Nature Conservancy; Co-Lead, Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal
Capt. Chris Ludford - Owner, Pleasure House Oysters
Moderator: Tanya Denckla Cobb – Co-founder & Teaching Faculty, Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute; Director, Institute for Environmental Negotiation, University of Virginia
Science Museum of Virginia, Virginia Coastal Zone Management, Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute, Virginia Sea Grant, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Conservation Network, American Planning Association – Virginia Chapter, Terwilliger Consulting and Green Fire Productions.
Photo credit: Humpback whale off Virginia Beach; Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.