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2-8-17 “Ocean Frontiers III”

February 23, 2017 @ 12:00 am

On February 8th NAMEPA joined a sold out crowd at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center world premiere of Ocean Frontiers III by Green Fire Production. It is the third in their series of following the Regional Ocean Action Planning Process in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions.  Both plans were completed in late 2016, including a long public comment period.  The plans include impressive data portals with data that had previously been available publicly but in different locations.  The portal allows user selection of the various data to be displayed in overlays to better understand how all the various uses of the coastal waters in these areas are being used by man and nature, for industry and recreation.  The historic collaboration of shipping, fishing, energy companies, recreational and environmental groups as well as Native American tribes means that we can proactively manage our coastal resources.

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Wednesday, February 8th

Reception 6:30pm · 

Film 7:00pm

Panel/Q&A 8:00pm 


Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

717 General Booth Blvd. 

Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Free admission & refreshments

RSVP to save your seat: Details and RSVP Here!

Participate in the post-film conversation about the new Mid-Atlantic ocean plan and get your questions answered by our panelists, all of whom are featured in the film:

  • Laura McKay – Program Manager, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
  • Joe Atangan – Physical Scientist, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Navy
  • Chris Scraba – Deputy Chief, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Matt Gove – Mid-Atlantic Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation
  • Capt. Chris Ludford – Owner, Pleasure House Oysters
  • Mark Swingle – Director of Research & Conservation, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (moderator)

This event is hosted by the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Coastal Zone Management, Virginia Sea Grant, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Virginia Marine Trades Association, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Port Authority, Pleasure House Oysters, Virginia Maritime Association, Virginia Conservation Network, North American Marine Environment Protection Association, Elizabeth River Project, Lynnhaven River Now, American Planning Association – Virginia Chapter, Virginia Wesleyan College, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Wild Oceans and Green Fire Productions.

Ocean Frontiers III trailer

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Event contact:Eva Barnett,

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February 23, 2017
12:00 am

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