Ocean Frontiers II Film & Panel Event in Norfolk, VA – Feb. 23, 2016

Join us for a special screening of Ocean Frontiers II at Old Dominion University, followed by a Q & A with a panel of local experts. Come learn about the draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Plan – being released for public review this spring – and how we can help sustain the ocean environment, marine livelihoods and coastal cultures in our increasingly busy Virginia waters.

Ocean Frontiers II Screening and Panel Discussion
When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016; 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Old Dominion University Theatre, 4608 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23529
Free parking across the street in Garage D
Free admission & free refreshments
RSVP to http://bit.ly/OF2Norfolk to save your seat.

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An interactive panel discussion takes place after the film, with:

  • Laura McKay – Program Manager, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program; Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body Member
  • Joe Atangan – Physical Scientist, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Navy; Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body Member
  • Capt. Chris Ludford – Owner, Pleasure House Oysters
  • Matt Gove – Mid-Atlantic Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation
  • Moderator: Gwen Lockhart – GIS Research Specialist, Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

This event is hosted by Old Dominion UniversityVirginia Sea GrantChesapeake Bay Foundation, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science CenterSurfrider FoundationNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationOceanaVirginia Chapter Sierra ClubVA SunMitigation & Adaptation Research Institute (MARI), ODU Marine Biology Student Association, ODU Earth and Ocean Sciences ClubODU Student National Environmental Health AssociationMid-Atlantic Regional Transition Hub and Green Fire Productions.

In a region steeped in old maritime tradition, Ocean Frontiers II tells the story of a modern wave of big ships, offshore wind energy and a changing climate, and how people are coming together to plan for a healthy ocean off their coast.