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BVS4banner6th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards
Carnegie Institution for Science | 1530 P Street NW | Washington, D.C. 20036

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Thanks to everyone who participated in Blue Vision Summit 4 and the Benchley Awards! (Download the Attendee List.)  We hope you had a great time. Please enjoy and share the media from these events below.

Video from Blue Vision Summit 4 & the 6th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.

BVS4: Tuesday - Working with Congress speaker Sean Cosgrove

Photography from Blue Vision Summit 4 & the 6th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.

Media Coverage from BVS4 and the Benchley Awards.

Artists Evoke Care for Oceans at Blue Vision Summit 4

A Blue Vision and the Politics of the Ocean

Marine Conservation and Ocean Policy Showcased at Blue Vision Summit 4

Blue Vision Summit spurs ocean conservation on Capitol Hill

Benchley Awards honor ocean heroes

Blue Vision Voices by Asher Jay

Marine Conservation Institute at the Blue Vision Summit

Blue Notes #111: A Blue Vision Realized

OWOO Attends Blue Vision Summit

Restoring the Blue

BVS4 Press Release

Agenda | Speakers | Sponsors | Volunteer | Scholarships | Press

Learn more about the Summit: the short version, the long version.

Be a part of the rising wave of citizen activism for our ocean, coasts and the communities that depend on them. Join the groundswell of support for common sense solutions from your community to the halls of Congress.

Two years ago, over 300 Seaweed Rebels from dozens of states and overseas helped advance marine conservation and U.S. ocean policy at BVS3 in Washington, D.C.  This year we’re returning to our nation’s capital in greater numbers.

In the wake of a critical election, a weak economy and a recent super storm we’re seeing some progress, but also major cuts to NOAA, the U.S. Coast Guard and other frontline ocean agencies as well as local programs that protect and restore our public seas. That’s why it’s critical that we come together as a movement and a growing constituency of marine conservationists, businesses, scientists, recreational users, youth advocates and others to turn the tide. We’ll do this over the course of our 4th Blue Vision Summit that will include these opportunities:

  • Celebration of the Seas, our opening night party
  • A day of strategy and skills development led by young and veteran ocean advocates
  • Themed dinners around D.C.
  • Meeting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill
  • 6th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards (dinner tickets not included in general registration)
  • Building grassroots power
  • Talks from Ocean Heroes

Please join with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Representative Sam Farr, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Ralph Nader, Jim Toomey, Wyland, leaders from Google, Blue Frontier Campaign, NRDC, Ocean Champions, Oceana, Ocean Conservancy, U.S. Coast Guard, Taylor Shellfish, major aquariums and marine labs, surfers, divers, fishermen, educators, artists, writers, explorers and many other salty folk at BVS4. Make History. Join the upsurge!

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