The Explorers Club World Oceans Week, Day 3 - Big Ocean, Big Ideas

June 09 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bold Ocean Initiatives for World Oceans Week! We’ll kick off the evening with a celebration and tribute to Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard in honor of the 60th anniversary of their descent to the Mariana Trench -- a pioneering big idea. To join our livestream, simply visit our homepage at at the time of the event, or tune in on Facebook Live!   

Hosted by Dr. David Gruber, NatGeo Explorer, Presidential Professor of Marine Biology & Environmental Sciences at Baruch College, CUNY, Rolex Awards for Enterprise Jury Member, 2019

  • Don Walsh, Ph.D., Pioneering Oceanographer, First descent to the Mariana Trench (1960)
  • Sylvia Earle, Ph.D., “Her Deepness”, President and Founder of Mission Blue
  • Bertrand Piccard, M.D., Explorers Club Honorary President, visionary behind Solar Impulse 
  • Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D., Explorers Club Honorary Chair, Former NASA Astronaut & Chief Scientist of NOAA, First American Woman to Walk in Space, Rolex Awards for Enterprise Jury Member, 2019
  • Victor L. Vescovo, Five Deeps Expedition
  • Cassandra Brooks, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Oliver Plukett, CEO of Ocean Infinity & Dan Hook, Naval Architect & Managing Director of Ocean Infinity’s Armada Fleet 
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