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 hopeful film 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 and learn how you can get involved.
FREE and open to the public!
This special film screening is in partnership with Boston Harbor Now, Green Fire Productions and the New England Aquarium and is part of Boston Harbor Now's "Working Port": A 21st-century Harbor: A two-day idea exchange on Boston’s working port.
6:00pm – Light reception
6:30pm – Introduction & Ocean Frontiers III film
7:30pm – Panel discussion and audience Q&A on the new Northeast Ocean Plan
The interactive panel discussion with regional experts includes:
Mark Cutter – Asst. Branch Chief, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston
Bruce Carlisle – Director, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management
Emily Shumchenia, PhD – Marine Scientist, Northeast Ocean Data Portal Working Group
Randall Lyons, CMM – Executive Director, Massachusetts Marine Trades Association
Bud Ris - Senior Advisor, Green Ribbon Commission, former CEO New England Aquarium