December 17, 2014
Humans rely on the World Ocean for food, medicine, shipping, recreation, moderation of our planet’s temperature, and even the oxygen we breathe. In the future, with a growing human population and greater pressures on the environment, we will rely on the ocean even more. But we have explored less than 10 percent of it, and it is changing faster than we can explore it.
In a series of evening courses for adults, meet modern-day ocean explorers, and learn what potential the ocean holds, from undiscovered life forms to natural resources, and which technologies might play a role in helping us better understand our World Ocean and life on our planet. This next session of the Aquarium’s Aquatic Academy will begin on March 3 and continue on Tuesday evenings in March. Speakers will include oceanographers and explorers, technology experts, and others who will make the case for ocean exploration and discuss the latest research.
In the last session of the course, attendees will view video interviews with leading ocean explorers, including: Jesse Ausubel, The Rockefeller University; Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Society; Chris German, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Larry Mayer, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center UNH; Walter Munk, Scripps Institute of Oceanography; Tim Shank, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Don Walsh, US Navy (ret); and Victor Zykov, Schmidt Ocean Institute.
For more information and to register, visit the course page in the Events section.