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Panel Discussion and Film Premiere: "Ocean Frontiers III"

March 2, 2017
6:00 PM
Location: Swan Auditorium, University of Rhode Island
  • Open to the Public

In collaboration with the University of Rhode Island, RWU is co-hosting the Rhode Island premiere of "Oceans Frontiers III" and a panel discussion, featuring Matt Griffin of RWU, on the new Northeast Ocean Plan.

"Ocean Frontiers III" is a truly unique and hopeful film that explores the intersection of national security, marine commerce and conservation. Savor rare underwater footage of stunning marine life along the coast from Virginia to Maine and hear from a range of people who are leading the way to a sustainable and thriving ocean. Then participate in the post-film conversation about the new Northeast Ocean Plan and learn how you can get involved.

Matt Griffin is a research associate in the RWU Center for Economic & Environmental Development's Shelfish Aquaculture and Restoration Program. Other regional experts featured in the panel are Melissa Gates, northeast regional manager of Surfrider Foundation; and Aileen Kenney, vice president of permitting and environmental affairs at Deepwater Wind.

6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Reception with light refreshments
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Introduciton and film screening
8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Panel discussion and Q&A

Register here for the event. It is free and open to the public.

This event is made possible by co-hosts Green Fire ProductionsThe Coastal Society - URI ChapterCoastal Resources Center - URIThe Greene SchoolRhode Island Coastal Resources Management CouncilDeepwater WindConservation Law FoundationSurfrider Foundation Rhode Island ChapterSave the BayAudubon Society of Rhode IslandThe Nature ConservancyRhode Island Sea GrantClean Water ActionRhode Island Interfaith Power and Light, and Roger Williams University.