The fall 2017 lecture series has come to an end. The spring 2018 lecture series will be announced soon. Registration is requested. All programs start at 7 p.m. in the Aquarium’s Simons IMAX® Theatre unless otherwise noted. Programs last approximately one hour. Most lectures are recorded and available for viewing on the lecture series archive page.

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Ocean Frontiers III – Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy

A film screening and panel discussion

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

  • Mark Cutter, Asst. Branch Chief, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector, Boston
  • Bruce Carlisle, Director, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management
  • Emily Shumchenia, Ph.D.,  Marine Scientist, Northeast Ocean Data Portal Working Group
  • Randall Lyons, CMM, Executive Director, Massachusetts Marine Trades Association

Our ocean use is growing rapidly, with massive new ships, soaring demand for offshore sand mining, and proposed wind energy development offshore. Our busy waters are also home to endangered whales and sea turtles, and support thriving fishing and recreation industries. It’s more important than ever that we plan ahead for responsible ocean growth.

Join us for a special screening of Ocean Frontiers III. This inspiring film—the latest in the award-winning series from Green Fire Productions—explores the challenges at the heart of ocean conservation and development, presenting solutions from a range of people who are leading the way to a healthy and sustainable ocean future. Participate in the post-film conversation with regional experts and learn how you can get involved.

This film screening is part of a two-day conference, hosted by Boston Harbor Now on January 23-24, 2018, focused on the current state and future of Boston’s working ports.

This event is co-sponsored by Boston Harbor Now, Green Fire Productions, and the New England Aquarium.
These programs are made possible due to the generous support of the Lowell Institute. Founded in 1836 with a mission to inform the populace regardless of gender, race, or economic status, the Lowell Institute has reached thousands of Boston-area residents by sponsoring free public lectures and other educational programs.
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