All Hands on Deck

Val Vesa

Thursday — Friday
November 8, 2018 —
November 9, 2018
8:00am — 7:00pm ET

For the agenda, photos, and additional information, see https://www.allhandsondeck.community/

To fully explore and understand the ocean, we can no longer rely on a handful of large, expensive research vessels and vehicles. We truly need "all hands on deck" to do it. 

On November 8-10, we will bring together leaders and changemakers in ocean exploration, entertainment, recreation, and art to imagine new ways to empower an open, inclusive global community of ocean explorers. Our goal is to imagine creative ways to make the ocean so pervasive in modern culture that everyone has a positive association with and understanding of the sea.

We are seeking participants who are passionate about ocean exploration, and who exemplify diversity with regard to gender, culture, socioeconomics, geography, and domain knowledge. We believe in the power of diversity to bring different viewpoints to the table in order to creatively reach new audiences about the importance of the ocean and exploration.

This event is co-convened by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. 

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