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October 2011

Cuba Begins Oil Drilling 40 Miles Off U.S. Shores (SEJ 2011, Miami)

October 22, 2011 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Interncontinental Miami Hotel,
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131 United States

Cuba Begins Oil Drilling 40 Miles Off U.S. Shores Saturday October 22: 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. INTERCONTINENTAL MIAMI 100 CHOPIN PLAZA ? MIAMI, FL, 33131 Cuba Begins Oil Drilling 40 Miles Off U.S. Shores If you think the BP spill did serious damage to fishing and tourism, imagine an unregulated drilling project just 40-50 miles up-current from South Florida pristine beaches and world-renowned fishing industry. Cuba is scheduled to begin drilling just weeks after the SEJ conference. Will the…

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2010 Gulf Oil Spill and Its Effect on the Caribbean (Sea and Learn, Saba, Netherland Antilles)

October 9, 2011 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sea & Learn on Saba,
P.O. Box 598, Windwardside, Saba Netherlands Antilles

2010 Gulf Oil Spill and Its Effect on the Caribbean (Sea and Learn, Saba, Netherland Antilles) by Dr. David E. Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor” Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation Venue: Sea & Learn on Saba P.O. Box 598; Windwardside Saba, Dutch Caribbean Phone:? +599-416-2246 Fax:????? +599-416-2362 email:????seaandlearnsaba@gmail.com

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50 States Expedition: Friends Select School

October 4, 2011 - October 5, 2011
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart,
9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 United States

The Ocean Doctor returns to his hometown to visit Friends Select School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 4-5, 2011 as part of the Ocean Doctor’s 50 Years – 50 States – 50 Speeches Expedition! Tuesday, Oct. 4: Early evening cocktail reception for benefactors Wednesday, Oct. 5: Address classes and assemblies during school day. Public presentation/lecture in the evening.  

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September 2011

Lessons from the Deep: What the Oceans are Telling Us and Why it Matters (Explorers Club, NYC)

September 28, 2011 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Explorers Club Headquarters,
46 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 United States

Lessons from the Deep: What the Oceans are Telling Us and Why it Matters From the hallways of Washington, DC to thousands of feet below the sea, get a unique perspective on our oceans including their threats and what’s being done to reverse their decline. Learn how our perspectives on the oceans have changed over the past 50 years, and despite our species’ journey into space, how little we actually know about the salt-water-covered portion of our own planet. Dr.…

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Special Screening of “Cuba: The Accidental Eden” with Dr. David E. Guggenheim (Dominican Republic)

September 7, 2011 - September 10, 2011
Auditorium FUNGLODE,
Calle Capit?n Eugenio de Marchena No. 26, La Esperilla, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Special Screening of “Cuba: The Accidental Eden” with Dr. David E. Guggenheim (Dominican Republic) will open the film festival. Web site: http://muestracinemedioambientaldominicana.org SANTO DOMINGO Auditorium FUNGLODE Calle Capit?n Eugenio de Marchena No. 26, La Esperilla 809-685-9966 Ext. 2447 y 2449 www.funglode.org

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July 2011

Coastal Zone Conference 2011

July 17, 2011 - July 20, 2011
Hyatt Regency Chicago,
151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Coastal Zone 11 Conference — Winds of Change: Great Lakes, Great Oceans, Great Communities! Many factors are changing our coastal communities and our estuarine, marine, and Great Lakes environments. Recurring problems such as the impacts of coastal development and new threats such as those related to invasive species, global climate change and other human-induced hazards require new approaches to ocean and coastal resource management. Join us at Coastal Zone 2011, in Chicago, Illinois, to explore these challenges and learn from…

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May 2011

2011 Blue Vision Summit

May 20, 2011 - May 22, 2011
The Marvin Center at George Washington University,
800 21st Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20052 United States

Join the Blue Frontier Campaign and members of the national and international marine community at the 2011 Blue Vision Summit as the oceans community comes together again to raise its profile and work towards the enactment and enforcement of national ocean policy, addressing climate change impacts and Gulf restoration. Recent setbacks in our efforts for healthy seas such as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and on-going and growing concerns over the collapse of marine wildlife and ocean acidification reinforce the importance and timeliness of this event.

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Ocean Inspiration: A Tribute to Jacques Cousteau

May 18, 2011 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Sea Grill, The Sea Grill, Rockefeller Plaza,
19 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10020 United States

Jacques Cousteau’s 100th anniversary is an opportunity to come together and reflect on the future of Planet Ocean. Ocean Inspiration is a time to reconnect with our creative and intellectual capacity, and together move forward to positively impact our future. Explorers, dancers, scientists, artists, musicians, filmmakers, family and friends will come together in this once in a lifetime event. Through spirited discussions and live performances, the audience will be encouraged to create their own form of ocean advocacy.? May 18…

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2011 International Marine Conservation Congress

May 14, 2011 - May 17, 2011
Victoria Convention Centre,
720 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3M6 Canada

The 2011 International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) represents the second stand-alone marine conservation meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology’s (SCB) Marine Section. The first IMCC in Washington DC, 2009, attracted over 1200 participants. This landmark Congress will serve to unite the marine conservation community and develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy.

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March 2011

Cuba: The Accidental Eden – Screening & Discussion at DC Environmental Film Festival

March 27, 2011 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium,
10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW , Washington, DC 20530 United States

CUBA: THE ACCIDENTAL EDEN (USA, 2010, 60 min.) Cuba may have been isolated politically and economically for the past 50 years, but its borders have remained open to wildlife for which Cuba’s undeveloped islands are an irresistible draw. While many islands in the Caribbean have poisoned or paved over their ecological riches on land and in the sea in pursuit of a growing tourist industry, Cuba’s wild landscapes have remained virtually untouched, creating a safe haven for rare and intriguing…

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