Senate Energy Committee Hearing on National Oil Spill Commission Report re BP Deepwater Horizon

U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesSenate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s first hearing of the new Congress will examine the report and recommendations (including any recommendations for legislative action) issued by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. That this is the Committee’s first hearing is a clear indication of the importance that Chairman Bingaman places on the need for reforms to ensure that our nation’s Outer Continental Shelf is managed in a safe, balanced and prudent manner. Read more

2011 International Marine Conservation Congress

International Marine Conservation Congress 2011 - VictoriaThe 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. Read more

2011 Blue Vision Summit

Blue Vision Summit 2011Join 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. Read more

50 States Expedition: Friends Select School

Independence Hall - Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThe 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.


Special Announcement: Premiere of ?The Ocean Doctor LIVE!?

The Ocean Doctor LIVE!The Ocean Doctor Live!” is a brand new, special companion broadcast to “The Ocean Doctor” Radio Show on It’s a LIVE broadcast that allows you to dial-in or connect with your computer and particpate (or just listen in) in a live “TalkCast” with me. Portions of “The Ocean Doctor LIVE!” will be included in “The Ocean Doctor” weekly radio show.

DATE: Thursday, December 16, 2010
TIME: 9:00pm Eastern

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Join the “Ocean Doctor” on the Cape to Cape Adventure Aboard Silversea’s Prince Albert II


Ushuaia to Cape Town
March 3, 2011 – 22 Days – Voyage 7106

TRACK the Expedition!


Expedition Highlights:

  • Follow in the footsteps of great Antarctic explorers
  • See snow-covered mountains, mighty glaciers and spectacular iceberg sculptures
  • Encounter penguins: Magellanic, rockhopper, gentoo, macaroni, king, Adelie, and African (jackass)
  • Watch for sea lions, seals, dolphins, and whales
  • Identify seabirds including albatross, shearwaters and petrels
  • Discover historic sites of the early explorers and the remains of whaling operations
  • Visit the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world
  • Savour world-renowned South African wines

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World Science Festival – Illuminating the Abyss: The Unknown Ocean

As part of this year’s World Science Festival in New York, join the “Ocean Doctor,” 1planet1ocean president Dr. David E. Guggenheim, along with TED prize winner and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Dr. Sylvia A. Earle; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Dr. David G. Gallo, and Fabien Cousteau, in a panel moderated by ABC News’ Bill Weir, entitled, Illuminating the Abyss: The Unknown Ocean — Saturday, June 5, 2010, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at The Paley Center for Media.
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Sustainable Salmon Farming: New Developments and Promise for British Columbia

First Nations' totem art in British Columbia depicting a man with salmon. Representatives from the Canadian First Nations participated in the Vancouver workshop toward the goal of developing a more sustainable salmon industry for the region.

Serious environmental problems from traditional forms of marine finfish aquaculture — especially salmon aquaculture — are well-documented. The use of “net pens” in coastal areas around the world have resulted in local pollution, spread of disease and parasites, and escapement of non-native species. These problems are especially evident in the fjords of British Columbia where dozens of large-scale Atlantic Salmon farms have led to public outcry following the publication of peer-reviewed scientific papers demonstrating that nearby wild salmon populations are becoming infected with “sea lice,” (small parasitic crustaceans) from the captive salmon. Read more

Event: Discovering Our Humanity at the Bottom of the Sea

Join "Ocean Doctor" David E. Guggenheim in Philadelphia on Friday, March 26, 2010

At Philadelphia’s historic Congregation Rodeph Shalom synagogue, the Dr. Bernard & Rose Susan Hirschhorn Behrend Lecture presents Dr. David E. Guggenheim, president of 1planet1ocean, a project of The Ocean Foundation. Dr. Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor,” an ocean explorer, sub pilot and conservationist,will share his firsthand experiences from Alaska’s Bering Sea to Cuba’s tropical depths, providing a glimpse into a world seldom seen and reflections on our own humanity from the unique perspective beneath the sea. Read more

Do You Eat Salmon? Then This is a Must-See: "Farmed Salmon Exposed"

This week marks the global launch of the new documentary film,? Farmed Salmon Exposed: The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry, produced by the Pure Salmon Campaign. The 20-minute film illustrates the major environmental problems and impact of global salmon farming industry operations in Canada, Chile, Ireland, Norway, and Scotland. 1planet1ocean is pleased to host the film in its entirety below. Read more