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Sylvia Earle

President, The SEA Alliance

October 12, 2011 — 4:10 PM
International House Auditorium — 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley

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About The Lecture Through Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle, her SEAlliance and a growing number of partners are working to establish “Hope Spots”- regions rich in marine biodiversity that with protection can help restore areas damaged by human activities and natural … Continued

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About The Lecture

Through Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle, her SEAlliance and a growing number of partners are working to establish “Hope Spots”- regions rich in marine biodiversity that with protection can help restore areas damaged by human activities and natural disasters.  In her first lecture Dr. Earle shares the adventures and challenges faced in creating and enforcing protection for Marine Protected Areas.

About Sylvia Earle

Dr. Sylvia Earle is an oceanographer, explorer, author, lecturer, and experienced field research scientist. She is President of The Sea Alliance, a nonprofit whose mission is to create awareness of the ocean’s importance to all life, explore global waters, and inspire conservation action. In 1992 Dr. Earle founded Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER Marine), which pioneers technologies for scientific ocean research and exploration. DOER is owned and operated by Elizabeth Taylor and Ian Griffith who are working with Dr. Earle to develop technologies for working access to full ocean depth. Early in her career, she led the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project.  Among several diving records she was the first person to dive solo to a depth of 1,250 ft (381 m) without being connected to a support vessel.  Dr. Earle  has authored more than 180 publications, has led more than 100 expeditions worldwide, and logged over 7,000 hours underwater in connection with her research. She is an Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society and was the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chief Scientist from 1990 to 1992.


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