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Lecture: World Ocean Day 09

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08/06/2009: World Ocean Day 09, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL

Throughout the world scientists, politicians and the fishing industry will meet to discuss our Oceans’ problems and to talk about the possible solutions to preserve wildlife, while at the same time fish economically and sustainably. The Netherlands too is celebrating World Ocean Day. Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University rotterdam are organising an international conference at the Oceanium of rotterdam Zoo on this special day.

In the evening a major event will be held in the auditorium of Erasmus University Rotterdam for the general public. In the aula, which accommodates 1,000 people, inspirational individuals associated with our ocean will take the stage: Fabien Cousteau (oceanographer and grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau), Captain Paul Watson (founder of Sea Shepherd and Greenpeace), David Doubilet (underwater photographer National Geographic), Maarten Vanden Eynde (Visual Artist of ‘Plastic Reef’) and Professor Dr. Michael Braungart (Cradle-to-Cradle) will share their visions regarding the ocean and in particular the opportunities it affords humanity and the entire planetary ecosystem.

(left to right: Maarten Vanden Eynde, Captain Paul Watson, David Doubilet and Fabien Cousteau)

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Plastic Reef, 2009