For the more than 400 of us who participated in the March 2009 Blue Vision Summit in Washington, D.C., it was both an inspiration and a practical chance to develop strategies and begin solving ocean problems early in the new administration. (See the Summit video narrated by Sylvia Earle and directed by David McGuire).
Following this historic gathering, we’ve seen the launch of the first U.S. Ocean Policy based on ocean health, but we’ve also seen an oily catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico and continued declines in the health of our public seas and waterways. That’s why we hope you’ll SAVE THE DATES and be part of a much needed third Blue Vision Summit in Washington, D.C. May 21-23, 2011.
This will follow the fourth annual Blue Frontier/Peter Benchley Ocean Awards that will take place on Friday, May 20, 2011 also in Washington, D.C. SAVE THE DATE!
Planning meetings for the next Summit are scheduled for Wednesday, November 10 at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. and Wednesday, November 17 at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
For more information or if you’re group wants to be a sponsor and planner of the summit or the Benchley awards, please contact email@example.com.
Special thanks to David Helvarg.