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March 2016

How Cuba Went Green: What Cuba Can Teach Us about Sustainability and What the Future Holds

March 31, 2016 - April 9, 2016
How Cuba Went Green

 Booking requests are now being accepted. Book early to ensure your spot for this unique experience. Join Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation, Ocean Doctor and The Baum Foundation on an exciting People to People exploratory journey as we explore the history, culture and sustainable practices of Cuba through meeting with researchers, university officials, organizations and with the local people to learn and discuss Cuba’s ecological and environmental issues. Discover elegant, exuberant Havana with its friendly citizens, contemporary artists, exceptional architecture, lively music,…

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November 2016

Keynote Panel: Cuba’s Environmental Future – What Normalizing Diplomatic Relations with the U.S. Means for Cuba’s Sustainability

November 10, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palladium Theater, 235 5th Ave. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Keynote Panel: Cuba’s Environmental Future – What Normalizing Diplomatic Relations with the U.S. Means for Cuba’s Sustainability | Thursday, November 10, 4:00pm, Palladium Theater | Tickets $15 (click here) Ocean Doctor president, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, leads a panel of experts to discuss Cuba's environmental future. The past 50 years have seen extreme degradation to the environment, especially in the Caribbean, where tourism and associated coastal development has had a particularly severe impact. The Caribbean has lost 50 percent of…

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

November 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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A Living  Time Machine: Cuba’s Remarkable  Ocean Ecosystems and and the Hope They Offer  Florida and the World David E. Guggenheim, Ph.D.   Guggenheim is founder and president of Ocean Doctor, a non-profit conservation organization in Washington, DC, where he is in his 17th year leading research and conservation efforts in Cuba focused on coastal communities and protecting coral reef ecosystems. His work has been featured on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper, on the PBS Nature series and on NPR.…

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January 2017

Water Works Luncheon 2016 – Conservancy of Southwest Florida

January 19, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, FL 34102 United States
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Waterworks - Conservancy of Southwest Florida

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida presents its third annual luncheon to celebrate water, Southwest Florida's most important natural resource. Ocean Doctor president, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, who served as president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida (Naples, Florida) returns to Naples for The Conservancy's "WaterWorks" program in January 2017: Abundant clean water is the foundation of Southwest Florida’s environment, quality of life and economy. Our very existence depends on water for everyday consumption, commerce, recreation and the overall…

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May 2017

The Rethinking Animals Summit 2017

May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029 United States
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Ocean Doctor president, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, will be a featured speaker at the Rethinking Animals Summit 2017 in New York City. This two-day public event will be a diverse and comprehensive gathering of global experts in the research, conservation and humane treatment of animals conversing with leaders in business, government, media, education, theology and the arts to challenge our current understanding of animals and their environments. Through new insights and dialogue, we’ll increase awareness, evolve attitudes, develop new models…

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June 2017

Corals: World Oceans Week at The Explorers Club

June 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Explorers Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 United States
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Explorers Club - World Oceans Week

Ocean Doctor founder and president, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, will speak and moderate a panel on corals and coral conservation at a special breakfast presentation at The Explorers Club on Wednesday, June 7th. As part of its wider World Oceans Week, The Explorers Club is hosting a week of free breakfast panels. Featuring a new topic each morning, these panels feature leaders on the most pressing ocean issues. Doors open at 8am with coffee and breakfast offerings for guests. Panels…

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Cuba – A Scientific & Educational Liveaboard Expedition

June 17, 2017 - June 29, 2017
Liveaboard Vessel Kraken Isla de la Juventud Cuba + Google Map

Cuba - A Scientific & Educational Liveaboard Expedition (June 17-29, 2017): If you have ever dreamed of visiting Cuba, here is your chance! Join Ocean Doctor, Denver Divers and Generation Ocean for this very unique journey through Cuba including cultural immersion, scientific exploration and scuba diving! Your participation helps support the Generation Ocean students who will be conducting research during the trip. Research topics are centered around marine conservation in Isla de La Juventud and architectural restoration in Havana. As…

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July 2017

10th International Congress on Protected Areas – Cuba

July 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017
Palacio de Convenciones, Calle 146, entre 11 y 13
La Habana, Cuba
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        10th International Congress on Protected Areas/9th International Convention on the Environment and Development Ocean Doctor will participate in the 11th International Convention on Environment and Development, to be held July 3-7, 2017 at the Havana International Convention Center. The ten previous editions of this gathering have involved over 8,000 participants; about 50% of them being visitors from more than 60 countries on five continents. This year's conference will promote cooperation among countries, exchange of experiences and sustainable…

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January 2018

Tales from the Coast: Friends of Rookery Bay (Naples, Florida)

January 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve – Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113 United States
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Friends of Rookery Bay

Join the Friends of Rookery Bay for Tales from the Coast, stories about science, nature and adventure. Held at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, the event  will include beer, wine and appetizers. The January 24, 2018 event features Dr. David E. Guggenheim, founder and president of Ocean Doctor and former president & CEO of The Conservancy of Southwest Florida (Naples, Florida) and co-chair of the Everglades Coalition. Dr. Guggenheim will discuss perspectives of his 17+ years working in Cuba and…

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June 2018

Advancing Environmental Sustainability and Historic Preservation in Cuba

June 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Advancing Environmental Sustainability and Historic Preservation in Cuba Cuba-U.S. Collaboration in a New Era of Change Monday, June 4, 2018 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 RSVP to Attend Cuba has developed differently from any other country in the Caribbean. Many of its natural ecosystems remain remarkably healthy, and the country’s cultural heritage remains authentic and largely intact. The efforts to normalize relations between Cuba and the United States…

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