Malibu Library Speaker Series: Sylvia Earle
The Malibu Library Speaker Series and Pepperdine University present Sylvia Earle at Elkins Auditorium on the Pepperdine University campus on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 7:00 PM.
National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, called "Her Deepness" by The New Yorker and The New York Times, "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and First Hero for the Planet by TIME magazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for corporate and non-profit organizations
Former Chief Scientist of NOAA, Dr. Earle is the founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc. and Mission Blue and SEAlliance; chair of the Advisory Council of the Harte Research Institute, the Ocean in Google Earth; a founding Ocean Elder; and leader of the National Geographic Society Sustainable Seas Expeditions.
She has led more than 100 ocean research expeditions, logged more than 7,000 hours underwater, set a record for solo diving to 1,000 meters, and led the first team of women aquanauts, living under the ocean during the Tektite Project in 1970 and in nine other saturation dives, most recently in July 2012. Her research concerns marine ecosystems with special reference to exploration, conservation and the development and use of new technologies for access and effective operations in the deep sea and other remote environments.
With SEAlliance and Mission Blue, she is committed to developing a global network of areas on the land and in the ocean, "Hope Spots," to safeguard the living systems that provide stability and resiliency in response to accelerating climate change.
RSVPs are required. RSVP online or call Malibu Library at 310.456.6438.
This event will take place on the campus of Pepperdine University at Elkins Auditorium.