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  • 2015 Future of the Ocean Symposium
    and Champions of the Ocean Awards Luncheon

    2015 honorees

    The 11th Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champions of the Ocean Awards Luncheon was held on Oct. 29, 2015, at Monmouth University. The theme of the symposium was "A Revolution at Sea: Ocean Exploration, Technology & Discovery."

    Honorees for National Champions of the Ocean were Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, and Terry Garcia, National Geographic Society Chief Science and Exploration Officer. The event also recognized three Regional Ocean Champions representing organizations that were instrumental in the preservation of 38,000 square miles of coral reef habitats from Long Island to Virginia. They are Richard B. Robins, Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Ernie Panacek, President of the Garden State Seafood Association; and Jay Odell, Director of the Mid-Atlantic Marine Program at the Nature Conservancy.


     

    2015 Symposium & Ocean Champions Awards Highlights

    Highlights from the 11th Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champions of the Ocean Awards Luncheon, held 10/29/15 at Monmouth University. Champions of the Ocean Awards were presented to Dr. Sylvia Earle, Terry Garcia, Jay Odell, Richard B. Robins and Ernie Panacek.


     

    2015 Champions of the Ocean Awards Ceremony

    The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute's 2015 Champion of the Ocean are presented their awards. Honorees for National Champions of the Ocean were Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, and Terry Garcia, National Geographic Society Chief Science and Exploration Officer. The event also recognized three Regional Ocean Champions representing organizations that were instrumental


     

    President Paul R. Brown: 2015 Future of the Ocean Symposium

    Monmouth University President Paul R. Brown delivers the opening remarks at the 11th Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium, held 10/29/15 at MU's Wilson Hall.


     

    Tony MacDonald: 2015 Future of the Ocean Symposium

    UCI Director Tony MacDonald introduces distinguished speakers Dr. Sylvia Earle and Terry Garcia at the 2015 Future of the Ocean Symposium, held 10/29/15 at Monmouth University.


     

    Sylvia Earle: 2015 Future of the Ocean Symposium

    National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Sylvia Earle speaks at the 2015 Future of the Ocean Symposium, held 10/29/15 at Monmouth University.


     

    Terry Garcia: 2015 Future of the Ocean Symposium

    National Geographic Society Chief Science and Exploration Officer Terry Garcia speaks at the 2015 Future of the Ocean Symposium, held 10/29/15 at Monmouth University.