Plankton Planet event in San Diego – USA

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to learn about an Innovative Citizen Science Oceanography 2.0 – Ocean Health and Biodiversity.

We invite you and a guest to join us (Thu, July 19, 2018 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM) for an interactive cocktail reception overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean with an international team of researchers, engineers, and sailors, members of the Plankton Planet team, as well as members of the community.

The evening program (Thu, July 19, 2018 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM) will captivate your attention through informative and dynamic talks and presentations which, will include a stimulating visual voyage across the rapidly changing oceanography research landscape along with a fascinating vision of the future.


5:00pm – Reception
6:05pm – Oceanography 2.0 Program Begins

Welcome Remarks by Andrew E. Allen, Professor of Oceanography and Genomics, J. Craig Venter Institute and Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Introduction – Sail4Science: Seatizen Sailing Oceanography to Take the Pulse of Our Ocean by Colomban de Vargas, Research Director – CNRS, France

6:20pm – Evening Keynote

Oceans and Human Health in the Future – J. Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman, and CEO – J. Craig Venter Institute

6:50pm – Next Generation Ocean Modelling

Mick Follows, Professor of Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate – MIT

7:05pm – Plankton Arts: Imaging and Imagining the Ocean Microbiome

Manu Prakash, Professor of Bioengineering, MacArthur Fellow – Stanford University

7:25pm – Interactive Audience Q&A, Sunset Sea Breeze, Cocktails, and Plankton Arts