We, inhabitants of the islands of Earth, are surrounded by oceans. This panel of scientists, environmental activists, explorers and photographers examines the centrality of the oceans to our ecosystem, our psyche and our economy and considers the rising threats — and global response — to the environmental challenges facing our marine-waters.
David Helvarg founded Blue Frontiers, an NGO that works for ocean preservation. He is the author of six books, including “Blue Frontier,” “The War Against the Greens,” “50 Ways to Save the Ocean,” “Rescue Warriors,” and most recently, “Saved by the Sea: A Love Story with Fish."
Wallace J. Nichols
Wallace J. Nichols is a scientist, wild water advocate, movement-maker, author, and dad. He is the author of “Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do,” a neuroscientist's view on our attachment to the sea.
Steve Palumbi works with Hopkins Marine Lab at Stanford University, and is renowned for his portraits of life and ecosystems underwater. His most recent book is “The Extreme Life of the Sea.”
John Weller’s most recent book, “The Last Ocean,” is a rare glimpse into life in the Ross Sea in Antarctica. He is a critically acclaimed photographer, writer, and filmmaker based in Boulder, Colorado.