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12th Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium & Champions of the Ocean Awards Luncheon

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December 7, 2016 | 10:00 am - 1:30 pm | The Great Hall


Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Co-Chair and former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman will be among the honorees at the Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute’s 12th Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champions of the Ocean Awards Luncheon on December 7, 2016. The theme for this year’s symposium is America’s Ocean Future: Priorities for Congress and Next Administration.

The symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in Wilson Hall, and is free and open to the public.

The awards luncheon will follow from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are required to attend the luncheon, and online ticket orders will be available shortly.

Dr. Donald Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, will receive the UCI’s Regional Champion of the Ocean Award and serve as the second symposium speaker along with Gov. Whitman.

This year’s State, Coastal and Ocean Leadership Champion of the Ocean honorees will be David Rosenblatt, Assistant Commissioner, Engineering and Construction, at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP); and Elizabeth Semple, Assistant Director, Division of Coastal and Land Use Planning, NJDEP.

For more information, visit the Urban Coast Institute web site or contact Danica Simmons at 732-263-5662 or via email at

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