March 5, 2012
The Aquarium of the Pacific will present a lecture from its Guest Speaker Series in a live streaming broadcast on its website on March 27 and 28. Viewers will be able to see and hear the lecture, film screening, and panel discussions on PC or Mac computers. They will also be able to submit questions for the speakers via Twitter.
Karen Meyer, executive director of Green Fire Productions, will screen her four-part documentary Ocean Frontiers. The film follows four case studies that demonstrate the concept of coastal marine spatial planning in which stakeholders were able to work together to find ways to accommodate both ocean wildlife and ocean commerce.
On Tuesday, March 27 a panel will discuss the first two case studies presented in the film: 1) working with the shipping industry in Boston Harbor to protect whales in marine sanctuaries in Massachusetts Bay and 2) allying fishermen, scientists, and recreational tourism concerns in conserving coral reefs in the Florida Keys.
On Wednesday, March 28 a panel will address the other two case studies presented in the film: 1) establishing environmentally sound practices among farmers in Iowa to preserve health of the wetlands and fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico and 2) using science to inform fishing and forestry practices in Port Orford in Oregon.