November 22, 2011

Dr. Sylvia Earle Courtesy of One World One Ocean

Last week marked the first meeting of OceanElders, a group of global leaders that includes some of the most influential personalities of our time.  Dr. Sylvia Earle was joined in San Francisco by fellow OceanElders Sir Richard Branson, Ted Turner, HM Queen Noor, Jackson Browne, Dr. Rita Colwell, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Graeme Kelleher, Sven Lindblad, Captain Don Walsh and Neil Young.

Launched in August of 2011, the goal of OceanElders is to use its considerable networks and international influence to move ocean conservation to the forefront of the global agenda.  Now, with it’s inaugural meeting last week, OceanElders will move ahead, having identified key issues of concern for the ocean.

Healthy Ocean Project Panel Courtesy Jenifer Austin

On Friday, November 18th, Dr. Earle was in San Diego to continue celebrating the launch of the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project, which included watching the radical AC45 catamarans race across the harbor from the deck of the aircraft carrier Midway.

The America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project Hall in San Diego featured hands-on exhibits from leading ocean conservation educational organizations such as San Francisco’s Exploratorium, The Marine Mammal Center (Sausalito, CA) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, as well as the traveling Washed Ashore art exhibit which focused on raising awareness about plastic debris in the marine environment. The main stage featured a multimedia presentation from Dr. Earle and other Healthy Ocean Project Partners.

Stay tuned for exciting media coming soon from the One WorldOne Ocean Team, who spent a whirlwind week with Dr. Earle documenting both OceanElders and The America’s Cup events.

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