When: Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m. Eastern (4 p.m. Pacific, 23:00 GMT)
Where: Your home computer
What: A live online discussion for World Environment / World Ocean Day 2007
Please join us for a free online discussion and musical celebration for World Environment / World Ocean Day.
Starting at 7 p.m. Eastern, a panel of inspiring inspiring professionals will answer your questions and discuss the importance of the world's oceans and the effect that climate change is having on polar and oceanic ecosystems.
Actor and environmentalist Edward James Begley, Jr. and Philippe Cousteau, grandson of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, will join an exciting group of leading environmentalists to talk about the hot topic of melting water. Other panelists taking part in the discussion include:
- Dr. Noel Brown - President of Friends of the United Nations. He previously served as the Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), North American regional office.
- Dr. Paul Boyle - founded The Ocean Project in 1997 to increase public awareness of the crucial roles the ocean plays in human survival and engage people to protect our ocean for future generations.
- Dr. Frank Muller-Karger - professor of Biological Oceanography in the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida.
- Dr. Vladimir Golitsyn - past Director, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS); United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, will open the Panel Discussion with a brief "State of the Oceans" statement.
After the discussion, Kristin Hoffmann and Robert Anthony Aviles will delight us with their top-notch musical talent. Robert Aviles is one of the world's few 7-string electric violinists. Whether performing solo or in his band, Insight, Aviles' public performances receive rave reviews from critics. And Kristen will weave her vocals through tales of life’s many journeys over classically-inspired piano and guitar parts.
Details about this interactive online event, including log on information, will be sent to your email inbox. See you on June 9!