BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit


When: November 3 - 9, 2014

Where: St. Petersburg, FL

What: BLUE is an enlightening and entertaining 7-Day summit showcasing the world's finest ocean films and award winning marine photography along with a filmmakers marketplace, science and conservation seminars, international policy discussions and a robust ocean media industry conference.

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Sea Level Rise Symposium

When: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

Where: USFSP Student Center Ballroom

The college is co-sponsoring a sea level rise symposium with St. Petersburg city on November 3, 2014 which is on the first day of Blue Ocean. The event will be held at the USFSP Student Center Ballroom. The guest speaker is Dr. Gary Mitchum.

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Eminent Scholar Lecture Series: Rebuilding Healthy Ocean Ecosystems: Why Abundance Matters And How To Get It Back

Speaker: Dr. Callum Roberts, Professor of Marine Conservation, University of York, UK

When:  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 3:30pm




Callum Roberts Blue Ocean Lecture

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Professor Roberts will present a picture of the ocean’s past, pieced together from a constellation of fragments from exploration, travel, biology, literature, and archaeology, to reveal an ocean teeming with life.  Much of that world has disappeared, not by design but inadvertently and unheralded.  Bringing it back is proving harder than expected, and demands commitment to a level of protection that few nations yet fully appreciate or are prepared to embrace.  This talk will outline actions necessary for recovery of healthy ocean ecosystems.

Seminar Speaker: Dr. Callum Roberts
Professor of Marine Conservation, University of York, UK

When: Tuesday, November 4 at 3:30pm

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