2009 BLUE VISION SUMMIT
7-10 March 2009
MARCH 7, 2009 – SATURDAY
Location: Google Office – Washington, DC
|1:00 – 5:00pm||Ocean in Google Earth Workshop
Location: Carnegie Institution – Auditorium – 1530 P Street NW
|7:00 – 10:00pm||Lessons from Explorers:
Why Conservation needs Exploration
Organizer: David Guggenheim
Capt. Phil Renaud (USN Ret.)
Roz Savage – Ocean Rower
Enric Sala – National Geographic
Refreshments afterwards compliments of Legal Sea Foods & Shark Trust Wines.
Music by Peter Maybarduk.
MARCH 8, 2009 – SUNDAY
Location: George Washington University Marvin Center – Third Floor Grand Ballroom
800 21st Street NW
|9:00 – 9:30am||Welcome from Summit Sponsors|
|9:30 – 10:15am||Keynote Address
Roger Payne – Ocean Alliance
|10:30 – 12:00am||Plenary: Climate and Ocean
Moderator/Organizer Mike Hirshfield – Oceana -
Speakers: Terry Tamminen – 7th Generation, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, U. of Queensland, Australia, Michael Lemonick, Climate Central
|12:15 – 1:15pm||Blue Frontier “Peter Benchley” Awards Luncheon
Introduction – Wendy Benchley & David Helvarg
Categories: Science – Jeremy Jackson & Nancy Knowlton, Scripps – Presenter Enric Sala National Geo.Media – Mark Shelley, Sea Studios – Presenter Philippe Cousteau, Earth Echo
Youth Award – Zander Srodes, sea turtle champ – Presenter Wallace “J.” Nichols, Ocean Revolution
Hero of the Seas – Richard Charter, OCS Coalition – Presenter,Warner Chabot, CA. LCV
Policy – Rep. Sam Farr (D. CA) – Presenter David Wilmot
|1:30 – 3:00pm||Breakout Sessions / Panels (1)Clean Ocean Energy – Room 309
Jack Sterne, Rising Tides Strategies Moderating. Panelists – Tom Jensen, Atty. For Ocean Energy Developers, Amanda Leland, Environmental Defense Fund, Jim McElfish, Environmental Law Institute
The Ocean & Human Health – Room 307
The Future of Sustainable Seafood – 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom(Double Session)
Renewing America’s Global Leadership on Oceans – Room 301
|3:10 – 4:15pm||Breakout Sessions / Panels (2)Coastal adaptation to climate change – Room 309
Adina Abeles – Center for Ocean Solutions, moderating – Dr. Amanda Staudt, National Wildlife Federation, Tony MacDonald, Monmouth U., Matt Heberger, Pacific Institute
Solutions to Pollution & Marine Debris – Room 307
Marine Education – Room 301
The Future of Sustainable Seafood – 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom(double session continues)
|4:30 – 5:45pm||Plenary: Seaweed Success Stories – 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom
Nancy Knowlton, Smithsonian Institution moderating -
Todd Miller – North Carolina Coastal Federation – 6,000 Acre wetland restoration project in NC
Steve Palumbi – Director Hopkins Marine Station – The story of the Recovery of Monterey Bay, CA.
Greg Stone, NE Aquarium – How the World’s Largest Ocean Wilderness reserve was established in Kiribati.
Leesa Cobb, Port Orford, Oregon – How a small group of fishermen brought ecosystem management to the ocean
|5:45-6:15||Author Bill McKibben End of Nature, Deep Economy – 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom
On Climate Actions needed to save the ocean and the land.
|7:00 – 10:00pm||Celebration of the Sea Evening Event – Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – Sant Ocean Hall-Evans Gallery
Food, Drinks, Speakers, Entertainment Sponsored by Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation.
MARCH 9, 2009 – MONDAY
Location: George Washington University
|8:15 – 8:45am||Coffee, Tea, Danish – Outside 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom|
|8:45 – 10:30am||Plenary: Advancing Federal Ocean Policy in the 111th Congress and the Obama Administration – 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom.
Moderator – David Wilmot, Ocean Champions
White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, Rep. Sam Farr (D. CA), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D RI), Del. Madeleine Bordallo (Guam).
|10:45 – 12:15am||Plenary: State and Regional Initiatives – 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom.
Moderator: Sarah Chasis NRDC
Speakers: California Secretary for Resources Mike Chrisman, N.Y. Deputy Sec. Of State George Stafford, Mass. Undersecretary for Oceans and Coasts Deerin Babb-Brott
|12:30 – 2:00pm||Blue Beat Media Luncheon – 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom
Moderator – David Helvarg, Blue Frontier Campaign
Panelists: Joel Bourne – National Geographic, Tim Wheeler – Baltimore Sun, Beth Young – NPR, Anne Thompson – NBC Nightly News
|2:15 – 3:30pm||Breakout Sessions / Panels (1)Greening Ports & Shipping – Room 301
Jackie Dragon Pacific Environment moderating – Panel includes David Pettit, NRDC, Joe Radisich, VP, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Dr. Naomi Rose, Humane Society, Joe Cox, Chamber of Shipping of America.
The Arctic Meltdown: What a Changing Arctic Means for Our Ocean Plane – 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom
Market Strategies for the Ocean – Room 307
|3:45 – 5:00pm||Plenary
Artists and writers for the Sea – 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom.
Moderator Melanie Marks – Shark Trust Wines – National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, Marine Artist Wyland, Sherman’s Lagoon Cartoonist Jim Toomey, Authors Carl Safina and Deborah Cramer
|5:00 – 5:45||Training for Hill Day Visits/Field Organizing – 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom
John Weber – Surfrider Foundation, and Hill Organizers
|8:00 – 11:00pm||Celebration of the Sea Second Evening Event – Science Club, 1136 19th Street NWWith surf films, ocean-themed drinks and other treats Organizer: DC Chapter Surfrider Foundation|
MARCH 10, 2009 – TUESDAY
Hill Day -Location: Capitol Hill Organizer: House Ocean Caucus – Rep. Sam Farr’s and Senator Barbara Boxer’s offices providing Hill Space and lead.
|9:00am||Meeting on Hill with House Ocean Caucus members, others|
|10:30 – 4:00pm||Visits to Representatives and Senators|
|4:30 – 5:30pm||Reconvene and discuss – Environmental and Public Works room (Dirkson – 406)|
Evening Transition to DC Environmental Film Festival– 2009