In a region steeped in old maritime tradition, the film tells the story of a modern wave of big ships, offshore wind energy and a changing climate, and how people are coming together to plan for a healthy ocean off their coast.
The concern is mainly centered on our local ocean waters but the Chesapeake Bay will no doubt factor into the discussion. Come see and hear about where we are as a region in regards to planning for these changes to our coastal living future.
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Ocean Frontiers II Film Screening and Panel Discussion
When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016; 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Old Dominion University Theater, 4608 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23529. FREE parking across the street in Garage D.
Free admission, snacks and refreshments
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Come learn about the draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Plan – being released for public review this spring – and how we can help sustain the ocean environment, marine livelihoods and coastal cultures in our increasingly busy Virginia waters.
An interactive panel discussion takes place after the film, with:
Laura McKay – Program Manager, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program; Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body Member
Joe Atangan – Physical Scientist, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Navy; Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body Member
Capt. Chris Ludford – Owner, Pleasure House Oysters
Matt Gove – Mid-Atlantic Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation
Moderator: Gwen Lockhart – GIS Research Specialist, VA Aquarium and Marine Science Center
This event is hosted by Old Dominion University (ODU), Virginia Sea Grant, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, VA Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Surfrider Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oceana, Virginia Chapter Sierra Club, VA Sun, Mitigation & Adaptation Research Institute, ODU Marine Biology Student Association, ODU Earth and Ocean Sciences Club, ODU Student National Environmental Health Association, Mid-Atlantic Regional Transition Hub, and Green Fire Productions.