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President’s Video Report - World Oceans Week

The summer season of exploration got off to an exciting start in June as The Explorers Club hosted its first ever World Oceans Week alongside and in cooperation with the United Nations Ocean Conference.

As the U.N. hosted thousands of scientists, researchers, artists. and explorers from around the world for days of intensive dialogue on the importance of preserving our oceans ecosystems and resources, The Explorers Club and its extraordinary members hosted scores of Oceans Week attendees from early morning to late at night with a series of prominent lectures, film screenings and social programs designed to enhance the total Oceans Week experience.

We invite you now to join Explorers Club President Ted Janulis for an exciting “up close and personal” look at the important role your Explorers Club played in Oceans Week.


World Oceans Week Participants


Daily Breakfast Panels


Monday 5th - Art & Communication

Dimitri Deheyn - Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
https://scripps.ucsd.edu/labs/deheyn/
Sylvia Earle - “Her Deepness” - Founder of Mission Blue, Nat Geo Explorer-In-Residence
https://www.mission-blue.org/
James Prosek - Artist & Author, Trout: An Illustrated History
http://www.troutsite.com/
Patricia Ricard - President, Paul Ricard Institute of Oceanography
http://www.institut-paul-ricard.org/


Tuesday 6th - Protected Areas

Chris Fischer - Founder and Chairman, OCEARCH
http://www.ocearch.org/
Carl Safina - Founding President, The Safina Center
http://carlsafina.org/
Stephanie Wear - Senior Scientist and Strategy Advisor at The Nature Conservancy
https://www.nature.org


Wednesday 7th - Corals

David Guggenheim - President, Ocean Doctor
http://oceandoctor.org/
Narrissa Spies - Native Hawai’ian and grad student at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
https://manoa.hawaii.edu/biology/graduate_students/narrissa-spies
Force Blue Veterans - Coral Reef Conservation
https://forceblueteam.org/


Thursday 8th - Robotics & Technology

Keith Ellenbogen - Photographer and Resident, Arts at MIT
http://www.bluereef.com/
https://arts.mit.edu/artists/keith-ellenbogen/
Oliver Steeds - Founder and Mission Director of Nekton, Investigative Journalist & Broadcaster
https://nektonmission.org/
http://www.oliversteeds.com/
Tim Taylor - CEO of Tiburon Subsea Services, Inc.
http://www.tiburonsubsea.com/


Friday 9th - Plastics & Marine Debris

Doug Woodring - Co-founder of the Ocean Recovery Alliance
http://www.oceanrecov.org/
Ethan Edson - Marine Research Center, Northeastern University, inventor of the “Mantaray”
http://www.northeastern.edu/cos/marinescience/tag/ethan-edson/
Karen Raubenheimer - Public Law, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)
http://ancors.uow.edu.au/staff/UOW189616.html
Melati & Isabel Wijsen - Sisters and student co-founders of Bye Bye Plastic Bags
http://www.byebyeplasticbags.org/

TBA21-Academy Session 1

Monday, June 5 - 2-6p


A Poetic Pacific Introduction
Rosanna Raymond
, Acti.VA.tor, SaVAge K’lub
http://www.tautai.org/artist/rosanna-raymond/

The Explorers Club: Into The Future
Ted Janulis
, President, The Explorers Club

The Ocean As Narrative
Christopher Myers
, Writer-Illustrator
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/authors/christopher-myers/

The Artist Through The History Of Oceanography – In conversation
D Graham Burnett
, Historian, Amphibian
https://history.princeton.edu/people/d-graham-burnett
Mark Dion, Artist
http://www.tanyabonakdargallery.com/artists/mark-dion/series

Implementing Strategies For Change – Panel discussion
Margaret Leinen
, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
https://scripps.ucsd.edu/
Neil Davies, Zoologist & Executive Director, UCB Gump Station
http://www.moorea.berkeley.edu/
Dayne Buddo, Marine Biologist, Alligator Head Foundation
http://www.alligatorheadfoundation.org/marine-lab/
Françoise Gaill, Emeritus Research Director, CNRS
http://www.cnrs.fr/
Dee Kyne, Chairperson, Alligator Head Foundation
http://www.alligatorheadfoundation.org/

Seeing The Ocean: Marine Creatures Perspective
David Gruber
, Marine Biologist & Professor, City University of New York
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/david-gruber/

Art On The Ocean
Joan Jonas
, Artist
https://art21.org/artist/joan-jonas/

Remarks on Ocean Conservation
Thomas Esang “Tommy” Remengesau, Jr
, the President of the Republic of Palau
http://palaugov.pw/biography/

The Art Of Exploration
Francesca von Habsburg
, Founder & Chairperson, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21)
https://www.tba21.org/

Climate Change And The Ocean
Walter Munk
, Professor of Geophysics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
https://scripps.ucsd.edu/

TBA21-Academy Session 2

Tuesday, June 6 - 2-4p


Ancestral Knowledge In Modern Exploration
Dieter Paulmann
, Chairman, Okeanos
http://okeanos-foundation.org/

Broadcasting From The Field
Mark Dalio
, Founder & Creative, Alucia Productions
https://aluciaproductions.com/

Citizen Science Exploration
David Lang
, Co-founder, OpenROV
https://www.openrov.com/

Inciting Knowledge Production
Markus Reymann
, Director, TBA21–Academy
https://www.tba21.org/

Exploring Hope
Sylvia Earle
, President & Chairperson, Mission Blue
https://www.mission-blue.org/

Additional Programming


Monday, June 5 - 6-8p
SeaLegacy
Paul Nicklen

http://www.paulnicklen.com/
https://www.instagram.com/paulnicklen/
Cristina Mittermeier
https://www.cristinamittermeier.com/
https://www.instagram.com/cristinamittermeier/


Tuesday, June 6 - 6-9p

“Sea of Hope” Film Screening and Q&A
Director/Producers Bob & Sarah Nixon

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0633272/
Nat Geo photographer Brian Skerry
https://www.brianskerry.com/


Wednesday, June 7 - 6-8p

The Ocean Elders - http://www.oceanelders.org/
Sylvia Earle
Walter Munk
Cathy Novelli
Ted Turner


Thursday, June 8 - 6-9p

My Ocean Pledge - Children of the UNESCO marine world heritage sites reception
Dr Fanny Douvere
, Coordinator, Marine Programme, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
http://whc.unesco.org/en/myoceanpledge/

Children from Marine World Heritage Sites:
•  Lord Howe Island Group, Australia
•  Ningaloo Coast, Australia
•  Wadden Sea, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands
•  Banc d’Arguin National Park, Mauritania
•  Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles
•  iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa
•  Sanganeb Marine National Park, Sudan
•  Gough and Inaccessible Islands, United Kingdom
•  Everglades National Park, USA
•  Glacier Bay, USA
•  Papahānaumokuākea, USA



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