Richmond Dive Club (Richmond, Virginia)

Dr. David E. Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor,” speaks to the Richmond Dive Club about Ocean Doctor’s legal travel program for U.S. citizens and residents to Cuba’s spectacular Gardens of the Queen National Park, the largest fully-protected marine protected area in the Caribbean, featured on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper.

Explorers Club: Advancing Collaboration between the U.S. and Cuba in Marine Science and Conservation

The Explorers Club and Ocean Doctor present:

Advancing Collaboration between the United States and Cuba in Marine Science and Conservation

 Friday, May 9, 2014
6:00pm-7:30pm

The Explorers Club Headquarters
46 E. 70th Street , New York, NY 10021
(Between Park and Madison Avenues, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan)

RSVP: To secure a reservation, email reservations@explorers.org or call 212.628.8383

On the morning of May 8th, Members of the U.S. Congress will meet with representatives of the Cuban Interests Section along with Cuban and American marine scientists in an unprecedented briefing with the goal of developing specific steps designed to elevate the level of collaboration in marine science and conservation between Cuba and the U.S.

Scientific research focused on the marine waters the two countries share has been one of the few areas of strong, consistent collaboration between the United States and Cuba despite the fact that the two countries have not had formal diplomatic relations over the past 50 years.

Please join us for a unique panel discussion to learn about the results of this landmark meeting and what it may mean for the future of marine science and international relations.

Speakers/Panelists

 Dr. David E. Guggenheim
President, Ocean Doctor (Washington, DC)
Explorers Club National Fellow ‘08

 Dr. Julio A. Baisre
Vicedirector, National Aquarium of Cuba/Acuario Nacional de Cuba (Havana, Cuba)

 Dr. Fabián Pina Amargos
Director, Center for Coastal Ecosystem Research/
Centro de Investigaciones Ecosistemas Costeras (Cayo Coco, Cuba)

Member Ticket Price: Free

Guest Ticket Price: $20

RSVPTo secure a reservation, email reservations@explorers.org or call 212.628.8383 

 

Cuba Conservancy - an Ocean Doctor Program

Learn more about Ocean Doctor’s
Cuba Conservancy Program

 

Advancing Collaboration between the United States and Cuba in Marine Science and Conservation

The Center for International Policy and Ocean Doctor present:

Advancing Collaboration between the United States and Cuba in Marine Science and Conservation

 May 8, 2014 1:00pm-3:00pm

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Butler Room
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036-2103

 Refreshments will be served

(Please RSVP to rsvp@ciponline.org)

On the morning of May 8th, Members of the U.S. Congress will meet with representatives of the Cuban Interests Section along with Cuban and American marine scientists in an unprecedented briefing with the goal of developing specific steps designed to elevate the level of collaboration in marine science and conservation between Cuba and the U.S.

Scientific research focused on the marine waters the two countries share has been one of the few areas of strong, consistent collaboration between the United States and Cuba despite the fact that the two countries have not had formal diplomatic relations over the past 50 years.

Please join us for a unique panel discussion to learn about the results of this landmark meeting and what it may mean for the future of marine science and international relations.

Invited Speakers/Panelists

Ambassador Jose R. Cabañas Rodríguez Ph.D.
Head of Mission, Cuban Interests Section (Washington, DC)

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) (invited)
Chair, Senate Oceans Caucus

Dr. Wayne S. Smith
Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy (Washington, DC)

 Dr. David E. Guggenheim
President, Ocean Doctor (Washington, DC)

 Robert L. Muse
Muse and Associates (Washington, DC)

 Dr. Julio A. Baisre
Vicedirector, National Aquarium of Cuba/Acuario Nacional de Cuba (Havana, Cuba)

 Dr. Robert E. Hueter
Director, Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, Florida)

 Dr. Fabián Pina Amargos
Director, Center for Coastal Ecosystem Research/
Centro de Investigaciones Ecosistemas Costeras (Cayo Coco, Cuba)

 David A. Balton
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries
Bureau of Oceans & International Environmental & Scientific Affairs,
U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC)

 Please RSVP to rsvp@ciponline.org

 

Cuba Conservancy - an Ocean Doctor Program

Learn more about Ocean Doctor’s
Cuba Conservancy Program

 

SCUBA & H2O Adventure Show 2014 – Seattle, Washington

Horse-Eyed Jacks at Jardines de la ReinaOcean Doctor president, Dr. David E. Guggenheim,presents, A Living Time Machine: Cuba’s Spectacular Ocean Ecosystems and the Hope they Offer the World.”  

Named by Christopher Columbus to honor Queen Isabella of Spain, the Gardens of the Queen (Jardines de la Reina) are one of the healthiest coral reef ecosystems remaining in the Caribbean. In a world where coral reefs are dying, the corals in the Gardens of the Queen are flourishing, and like a living time machine, the Gardens likely resemble the healthy coral reefs Columbus saw, avoiding the rapid decline so common throughout the Caribbean and the rest of the world.

What makes this ecosystem so healthy? What are the implications for coral reefs elsewhere? What is the role of diving in this special ecosystem? And how is this ecosystem bringing Americans and Cubans closer together? What is so compelling about this Cuban ecosystem that 60 Minutes sent Anderson Cooper and a camera crew to work with Dr. Guggenheim and Cuban scientists?

Now at last, American divers can legally visit Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen as part of a special, licensed educational people-to-people program led by Ocean Doctor and hosted by Avalon Cuban Diving Centers in the heart of Gardens of the Queen. You can find details at OceanDoctor.org/Gardens.

Dr. Guggenheim’s talk will be at the Poseidon Pavilion

Philadelphia Sea Horses Scuba Diving Club

Dr. David E. Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor,” speaks to the Philadelphia Sea Horses Scuba Diving Club about Ocean Doctor’s legal travel program for U.S. citizens and residents to Cuba’s spectacular Gardens of the Queen National Park, the largest fully-protected marine protected area in the Caribbean, featured on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper.

Aqua-Nuts Dive Club – Horsham, Pennsylvania

A Living Time Machine: Cuba’s Spectacular Ocean Ecosystems and the Hope They Offer the World

Dr. Guggenheim directs Cuba Conservancy, an Ocean Doctor Program, and is in his 14th year leading research and conservation efforts in Cuba, a joint effort with Cuba’s Center for Coastal Ecosystem Research and the University of Havana’s Center for Marine Research. His work was recently featured on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper, on the PBS Nature series and on NPR.

In a world of corals dead and dying, Cuba’s marine ecosystems are spectacularly healthy, a Jurassic Park-like experience teeming with endangered species seldom seen elsewhere in the Caribbean, including bountiful sharks and grouper. We visit Gardens of the Queen, named by Christopher Columbus 500 years ago to honor Spain’s Queen Isabella — truly a living time machine — and explore why this area is so healthy and what the implications are for ocean ecosystems around the world. Gardens of the Queen is Cuba’s first marine protected area and the Caribbean’s largest.

Dr. Guggenheim also presents Ocean Doctor’s new Cuba Travel Program which, for the first time, is bringing divers from the U.S. to Cuba legally as part of a people-to-people educational program, to dive in the Gardens of the Queen and meet the Cuban scientists and conservation professionals who are working to protect it.

Learn more:

Ocean Doctor’s Cuba Conservancy Program: http://oceandoctor.org/cuba

Ocean Doctor’s Cuba Travel Program: http://oceandoctor.org/gardens

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival 2014

Be sure to drop by the “Ocean Doctor” table in the Bay Theater at Pier 39 during the  San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival’s Dive Program to learn about how you can dive in one of the last remaining pristine coral reefs in the world — in Cuba’s spectacular Gardens of the Queen. Learn about Ocean Doctor’s legal travel program for U.S. citizens and residents to Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen National Park, the largest fully-protected marine protected area in the Caribbean, featured on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper.

New York Times Travel Show 2014: Outlook for Travel to Cuba

A panel of experts on travel to Cuba, led by tourism officials from Cuba, share their knowledge and passion for Cuba and provide the latest updates on what Cuba offers Americans, information on People-to-People licenses and updates to this alluring forbidden destination. Join John McAuliff, Fund for Reconciliation & Development Cuba, Peggy Goldman, president, Friendly Planet Travel and tourism officials from Cuba including, Ing. Eloy Govea Rodriguez, commercial director, Havanatur Celimar; Lic Hugo Mustell Mon, commercial director, Havanatur Group and Dr. David E. Guggenheim, president, Ocean Doctor.

Denver Divers & Colorado Ocean Coalition – Cuba Presentation

Denver Divers and Colorado Ocean Coalition are teaming up for a very special Blue Drinks, featuring everything Cuba!

60 Minutes showed us what to expect diving in Cuba. The 12-minute segment hosted by Anderson Cooper became a siren song for many divers.

Now meet the star of the segment, “Ocean Doctor”, Dr. David Guggenheim!

Dr. Guggenheim has dedicated the last 13 years of his life to conservation efforts for coral reefs and turtles in and around Cuba. During his presentation at Denver Divers, Dr. Guggenheim will talk about research results from his partnership with the University of Havana. Of course he plans to answer all your questions regarding travel to Cuba and diving in the pristine waters surrounding the island.

If you have ever dreamed of diving or traveling to Cuba, but did not want to risk the illegal activity of traveling there without the government’s permission, you do not want to miss this presentation. Denver Divers has partnered with the “Ocean Doctor ” to sponsor a legal Educational Tour of Havana and Jardines de la Reina.

For more information on Dr. Guggenheim and his non-profit, Ocean Doctor, please visit http://oceandoctor.org/gardens

Special Cuban snacks and a Cuban “Blue Drink” will be provided.

Please do not forget to carpool, as parking in front of the shop fills up quickly.

Ocean First Divers – Boulder, Colorado: A Night About Cuba with Dr. Guggenheim

A Night About Cuba - Ocean First DiversIn a world of corals dead and dying, Cuba’s marine ecosystems are spectacularly healthy, a Jurassic Park-like experience teeming with endangered species seldom seen elsewhere in the Caribbean, including bountiful sharks and grouper.

OFD has teamed up with Colorado Ocean Coalition to bring you special guest, Dr. Guggenheim for a night all about Cuba, conservation, and how you can travel there legally to see it for yourself.

February 26th at 6:30, light refreshments will be provided.

 

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