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Ocean Frontiers III - World Film Premiere at the Virginia Aquarium
Wed, February 8, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
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Join us for a spectacular evening as we host the World Premiere of Ocean Frontiers III – a truly unique and hopeful ocean film that explores the intersection of national security, marine commerce and conservation. Savor rare underwater footage of stunning marine life along the coast from Virginia to Maine and hear from a range of people who are leading the way to a sustainable and thriving ocean. Participate in the post-film conversation about the new Mid-Atlantic ocean plan and learn how you can get involved.
Free and open to the public
- 6:15pm - Doors open
- 6:30pm – Light reception
- 7:00pm – Introduction & Ocean Frontiers III (55-min) in the National Geographic 3D Theater
- 8:00pm – Panel discussion and audience Q&A on the new Mid-Atlantic Ocean Action Plan
The interactive panel discussion with regional experts includes:
- Laura McKay – Program Manager, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program; State Co-lead, Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body
- Joe Atangan – Physical Scientist, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Navy; Member, Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body
- Chris Scraba – Deputy Chief, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard; Member, Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body
- Matt Gove – Mid-Atlantic Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation
- Capt. Chris Ludford - Owner, Pleasure House Oysters
- Mark Swingle - Director of Research & Conservation, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (moderator)
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Coastal Zone Management, Virginia Sea Grant, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Virginia Marine Trades Association, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Port Authority, Pleasure House Oysters, Virginia Maritime Association, Virginia Conservation Network, North American Marine Environment Protection Association, Elizabeth River Project, Lynnhaven River Now, American Planning Association – Virginia Chapter, Virginia Wesleyan College, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Wild Oceans and Green Fire Productions.