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world oceans week

The Explorers Club
46 East 70th St. between Park & Madison Aves.
Monday, June 5, and Tuesday, June 6, free

As part of the inaugural UN Ocean Conference, which seeks to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development” by supporting Sustainable Development Goal 14, the Explorers Club will be turned into an environmental wonderland, and warning bell, particularly in the wake of Donald Trump’s pulling America out of the Paris Climate Accord. The free two-day symposium, cohosted by TBA-21 Academy, features a series of short panel discussions, lectures, live performances, and exhibits with such distinguished artists, scientists, historians, and philosophers as Sylvia Earle, Walter Munk, Joan Jonas, Mark Dion, and Rosanna Raymond and representatives from such organizations as the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the Centre Nationnal de la Recherche Scientifique, the Alligator Head Foundation, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, OpenROV, and Mission Blue. Below is the full schedule; no advance registration is required, and you can come and go as you please. In addition, there will be a sound installation of blue whale recordings by Peter Zinovieff and an oceanic scentscape by Sissel Tolaas. The conference continues at the Explorers Club through June 9 with other ticketed presentations ($10-$50) that can be found here.

Monday, June 5

Art and Artists on the Ocean

A Poetic Pacific Introduction, with Rosanna Raymond, 2:00

The Explorers Club: Into the Future, with Ted Janulis, 2:10

The Ocean as Narrative, with Christopher Myers, 2:30

The Artist Through the History of Oceanography — In conversation: D. Graham Burnett with Mark Dion, 2:50

Scientific Discoveries and Strategies for Change

A Poetic Pacific Interlude, with Rosanna Raymond, 3:30

Implementing Strategies for Change, with Margaret Leinen, Neil Davies, Dayne Buddo, and Françoise Gaill, chaired by Dee Kyne, 3:35

Seeing the Ocean: Marine Creatures Perspective, with Dave Gruber, 4:25

Oceanic Stories and Narratives

A Poetic Pacific Interlude, with Rosanna Raymond, 4:55

Art on the Ocean, with Joan Jonas, 5:00

The Art of Exploration, with Francesca von Habsburg, 5:20

Climate Change and the Ocean, with Walter Munk, 5:40

Closing remarks by Markus Reymann, 6:00

Tuesday, June 6

Extraordinary Approaches to Explorations

Welcome, with Dee Kyne, 2:00

Ancestral Knowledge in Modern Exploration, with Dieter Paulmann, 2:10

Broadcasting from the Field, with Mark Dalio, 2:30

Citizen Science Exploration, with David Lang, 2:50

Inciting Knowledge Production, with Markus Reymann, 3:10

Exploring Hope, with Sylvia Earle, 3:30

Closing remarks by Dee Kyne, 3:55

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