6:30pm- 8:30pm (doors open at 6)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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WCS's New York Aquarium Presents: Ocean Planning: Sharing NYC's Busy Waters
The WCS's (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium will host a panel discussion and interactive tech demonstration about human use, proactive planning, and conservation of New York's ocean ecosystem on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Officials from the White House and New York State will discuss how ocean planning can promote conservation and sustainable use of local waters.
Attendees will have an opportunity to try out the New York Ocean Gateway, a website that provides public access to data, interactive tools, and expert knowledge about marine wildlife and human uses. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mobile devices including laptops and tablets as they explore ways to balance shipping, fishing, wind farms, and local wildlife, all things that are part of life and activity in the ocean.
Speakers include: Jon Forrest Dohlin, WCS Vice President and Director of the New York Aquarium; Beth Kerttula, Director of the White House National Ocean Council; Jeff Herter, Gateway Project Manager in the Development Division of the Office of Planning and Development, New York Dept. of State.
WCS's New York Aquarium runs the local marine conservation program, the NY Seascape. The program is designed to restore healthy populations of local marine species-many of them threatened-and protect New York marine waters, which are vital to wildlife and key to the area's economic and cultural vitality.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.