Lead Institution: International Ocean Institute USAPanel "Discussion with Philippe Cousteau, Dr. Noel Brown, Dr. Paul Boyle, Dr. Frank Muller-Karger, Dr. Vladimir Golitsyn, and host two time Emmy Award nominated Ed Begley."
Philippe Cousteau Philippe Cousteau is the son of Jan and Philippe Cousteau Sr., and the grandson of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. As a member of the legendary family, Philippe is continuing the work of his father and grandfather by educating the public about environmental and conservation issues and inspiring individuals to become better stewards of our water planet. Philippe is president of EarthEcho International, a non-profit environmental education and conservation organization founded by Philippe and his sister Alexandra in memory of their father. Through EarthEcho, Philippe is currently producing several media and documentary projects, including a series of radio adventures for Living on Earth, National Public Radio's weekly environmental program. In addition, EarthEcho seeks to leverage new and emerging media platforms to offer compelling storytelling with a modern pop sensibility.
Philippe is also founder and president of Thalassa Ventures Corporation, a consulting and media development company, Philippe was recently named chief ocean correspondent for Discovery’s Animal Planet Channel, where he is creating a series of ocean documentary programs. He has been featured in several television and radio programs across the country and has produced, directed, and written public service announcements for cable television about issues facing our environment. He served as executive producer, co-director, and writer for a documentary film on the Everglades, which reached half a million students, aired on public television in the southwest, and garnered him a National Education Award nomination. He has written articles for Sport Diver Magazine US, National Geographic Magazine, and Caribbean Adventure, among others, and has lectured at such institutions as The United Nations, Harvard University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, museums, aquariums, and numerous schools and conferences.
Philippe serves on the Boards of Directors of the Blue Frontier Foundation , the Environmental Project, and the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation; the Honorary Board of the Everglades Foundation; the Advisory Board of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, the Global Peace Film Festival, and the Ocean Energy Council; and is a member of the Smithsonian Institutions Ocean Science Initiative Council.
Earth Echo Internatonal: www.earthecho.org
Dr. Noel Brown Dr. Noel Brown is President of Friends of the United Nations. Previously, he served as the Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), North American regional office. Dr. Brown also currently serves as Chairman of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism. He is a founding member of the Aspen Global Change Institute and the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives, is Chairman of the Rene Dubos Center for Human Environments, and serves on the Board of the Climate Institute, the Earth Communications Office, the Rainforest Alliance, and the Global Education Associates, He currently serves on the Governing Board of International Ocean Institute (IOI) and is chair of the Board of IOI USA.
Friends of the U.N. : www.fotun.org/
Dr. Paul Boyle Dr. Paul Boyle founded The Ocean Project in 1997 to increase public awareness of the crucial roles the ocean plays in human survival and to engage people in becoming personally involved in protecting our ocean for future generations. He has served as Director of the New York Aquarium, Director of the Edgerton Research Laboratory, at the New England Aquarium in Boston and is widely known as one of the nation's leading aquarium directors with over 25 years experience creating and directing aquatic conservation, environmental research, public education, and museum exhibit programs. In all his work he is committed to protecting our ocean for future generations.
The Ocean Project: www.theoceanproject.org
Dr. Frank Muller-Karger Dr. Frank Muller-Karger is a professor of Biological Oceanography in the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida, where he also is the director of the Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS). His primary interests are science education and oceanographic research of coastal zones and continental margins. Dr. Muller-Karger was appointed to serve on the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and continues to serve on the Joint Ocean Commission formed from members of both the Pew Ocean Commission and the U.S. Ocean Commission. He received the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Award for Outstanding Contributions and the NASA Administrator Award for Exceptional Contribution and Service for his work in supporting the development of satellite technologies for ocean observation. He has authored and co-authored over 80 scientific publications.
Partnering for the protection of the marine environment and the sustainable use of the resources, Women, Youth and the Sea Seminar will be a preparatory seminar for the International Women, Youth, and the Sea Conference in Malta, November 5-8, 2007. This seminar will focus on the involvement of women and youth within the Millennium Development Goal strategies and the options and challenges related to ocean protection, exploring new solidarities for sustainable ocean governance with an emphasis on the engagement of youth and women. The seminar includes conversations with Philippe Cousteau, Dr. Noel Brown of the International Ocean Institute and President of the Friends of the United Nations, Emmy-nominated actor Ed Begley, Jr., Bill Mott of the Ocean Project, sea stories from Capt. Finbar, and pirate tales from Julie McEnroe.
Ed Begley, Jr. Edward James Begley, Jr. (born September 16, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is an actor (son of veteran character actor Ed Begley) and environmentalist who is perhaps best known for his work on the television series St. Elsewhere as Dr. Victor Ehrlich, for which he received six consecutive Emmy Award nominations. Other numerous works in television and film include recurring roles on 7th Heaven, Arrested Development and Six Feet Under, and starring roles in Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital. He has played significant roles in the “mockumentary” films Best in Show and A Mighty Wind. Additionally, Begley played Boba Fett in the radio adaptation of Return of the Jedi and Seth Gillette, a fictional Democratic U.S. senator from North Dakota in the television drama The West Wing. He also is recognized for his environmentalism and his support of eco-friendly products like the Toyota Prius and Begley's Best Household Cleaner. Since 2000, Begley has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A vegetarian for many years, his home is completely solar powered and he usually rides bicycles or uses public transportation. Ed rides an IZIP electric bicycle, made by Currie Technologies, www.izipusa.com. You can see him ride his IZIP folding bike and IZIP Mountain bike around the Studio City, CA area as well on his new T.V. show, Living with Ed.
Mr. Vladimir Golitsyn Dr. Vladimir Golitsyn, past Director, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS); United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, will open the Panel Discussion with a brief “State of the Oceans” statement.
Dr. Golitsyn has worked for the United Nations for the last 25 years. For the last three years, until 1 March 2007, he has been Director of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.
Dr. Golitsyn, a national of the Russian Federation, has been active in the field of the Law of the Sea for over three decades: at the United Nations, where he has been actively involved in the establishment, pursuant to the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, of the International Seabed Authority and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as navigation and maritime boundary issues; at the Government level, as Head of the Division of Public International Law in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the former USSR and as head or member of delegation at various negotiations on fishery, navigation and maritime boundary matters, as well as the Arctic and Antarctica; in the academia, at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and the Diplomatic Academy, where he completed his Ph.D. on the legal regime of Antarctica.
Join Philippe Cousteau with Dr. Noel Brown, President of the Friends of the United Nations, Dr. Paul Boyle of the Ocean Project, Dr. Frank Muller-Karger of USF, Dr. Vladimir Golitsyn, and Emmy Award winner Ed Begley for a discussion on the critical issues of our World's Oceans and celebrate with them World Oceans Day.
Kristin Hoffman In Concert Kristin Hoffman
In today’s musical climate, there’s nothing quite like a genuine artist, and you’d be hard pressed to find an artist quite as genuine as Kristin Hoffmann. Over classically-inspired piano and guitar parts, she weaves her vocals through tales of life’s many journeys. At just 26 years old, Hoffmann harbors an old soul with a knack for musical storytelling. “The whole record is about being true and real to yourself,” says Hoffmann. “It’s about the real human emotions that we all feel and ultimately finding light, peace and balance.”
Enjoy Kristin Hoffman In Concert in the Concerts for the Oceans at the Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center immediately following the panel discussion.
Robert Aviles & Insight in Concert, www.raamusic.com/RobertBio.htm
Robert Aviles Robert Anthony Aviles is one of the world's few 7-string electric violinists. A dynamic performer, Aviles has performed around the world before audiences numbering 80,000. This multi-talented performer and recording artist also has more than a decade of experience in composing, arranging, engineering, and producing music.
Whether performing solo or in his band, Insight, Aviles' public performances receive rave reviews from critics:
"Robert Aviles is to the violin what Jimi Hendrix was to the guitar." - BAM Magazine
"It is obvious that the inspired works of Robert Aviles are ushering in a new paradigm, offering a bridge to the next dimension." - Resources Magazine
"Aviles is one of the finest and most innovative violinists to come down the pike in a long time." - Music Connection Magazine
Enjoy Robert Aviles & Insight in Concert for the Oceans at the Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center following the panel discussion. Robert plans to integrate images of the oceans from around the world as part of his performance.
Schooner Wolf helps launch World Ocean Day on June 8 - 9th
Captain Finbar, Supreme Commander of all allied forces of the Conch Republic Navy and his first mate Julie McEnroe, director of the Pirates in Paradise Festival will sail the Schooner Wolf, the flagship of the Conch Republic with a special World Ocean Day Sunset Sail.
The Wolf Julie McEnroe