The Hidden Ocean: Visualizing the Conditions for Life

Though we live on a blue planet, the ocean is vast and largely unexplored. As scientists have begun to map its vast underwater worlds, they have discovered many ways in which the ocean makes life on Earth possible. Not only does the ocean regulate climate worldwide, but human well-being and the global economy are intimately connected to the health of ocean ecosystems. Come join us in the California Academy of Sciences’ Morrison Planetarium on September 5, 2013 at 6:30pm for an immersive journey from deep space to the deep blue sea, visualizing previously invisible relationships that are shifting perspectives on the extraordinary conditions of our home planet.

 

The live presentation will be guided by Bart Shepherd, Director of the Steinhart Aquarium, and David McConville, Creative Director of the Worldviews Network. Admission is free, but tickets are limited, to anyone attending the Academy’s NightLife event.

 

After the presentation, enter into a dialogue with scientists and entrepreneurs about the ways in which human activities are affecting the oceans. We’ll explore numerous case studies of how combining scientific research and entrepreneurial approaches are creating new opportunities to increase both human and ocean well-being.

 

For more information, visit http://worldviews.net/hidden_ocean/