Day 4 - Ocean Acidification Policy Day

Understanding the Ocean in a Changing World

A special event jointly organized by the Third International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World and the Blue Ocean Film Festival (BOFF)

The organizers of the science symposium and film festival invite you to a day of discussion on the future of our oceans.

MORNING SESSION: Ocean Acidification Symposium

Golden State Theatre

0830 - 0840     Introduction: Dan Laffoley, Chair of Europe’s Ocean Acidification Reference User Group
0840 - 0915     Summary of the scientific results from the symposium: Dr Joanie Kleypas, National Center for Atmospheric Research (Climate and Global Dynamics)
0915- 1130      Keynote address: Understanding the Ocean in a Changing World - His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco
                          Panel discussion: “Responding to ocean acidification”
                               ·         Dr. Jane Lubchenco (Chair) Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                               ·         HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
                               ·         Dr. Jean-Pierre Gattuso, CNRS Senior Research Scientist, Laboratoire d'Océanographie, France
                               ·         Bill Dewey, Taylor Shellfish Farms, Washington
                               ·         Congressman Sam Farr (D-California)
                               ·         Media representative
                         With special guest interventions:
                               ·         The X-PRIZE* for ocean acidification sensor systems
                               ·         Google: the new ocean acidification tour in Google Earth
                          *The X PRIZE Foundation is a non-profit organization that designs and manages competitions to encourage technological development.

1130 – 1330    Lunch

Afternoon session: Blue Ocean Film Festival

Portola Hotel

1330 – 1450    Igniting a movement: leveraging the power of celebrity – a panel discussion and insights on leveraging celebratory cachet for effective communications
1500 – 1630    DeepBLUE – Exploring our Deepest Oceans – a panel discussion moderated by Cpt. Don Walsh on the future of deep ocean exploration
1630 – 1700    DeepBLUE Micro talks – Life in the Abyss

2012 Blue Ocean Film Festival: Every two years ocean leaders, filmmakers, photographers, scientists, explorers, entertainment executives and the general public gather in Monterey at the Blue Ocean Film Festival to celebrate the best in ocean filmmaking, to learn more about the issues facing our oceans, and to collaborate on improving the future of our oceans. The seven-day event is charged with energy as these diverse groups of people share knowledge and ideas with each other and with the general public.


Google Liquid Galaxy: During the symposium Google will be demoing its Liquid Galaxy system at the Portola Hotel. Imagine Google Earth in 3D. Liquid Galaxy is an incredible rollercoaster ride around planet Earth. Step inside a chamber of monitors arranged in a circle around you, and fly anywhere in the world in seconds. Mountains, buildings, valleys, an even the ocean floor fill your peripheral vision.