The International SeaKeepers Society is pleased to announce its festivities for the upcoming Miami International Boat Show including feting Khaled bin Sultan, celebrating Living Oceans Foundation’s Global Reef Expedition and presenting a Scientific Panel.
Members include Dr. Roni Avissar, Dean, RSMAS, University of Miami; Bill Read, Director, the National Hurricane Center; Dr. Richard Dodge, Dean, NOVA School of Ocean Science; CAPT Phil Renaud, Executive Director, Living Oceans Foundation; Dr. Andrew Bruckner, Chief Scientist, Living Oceans Foundation; and representatives of the National Coral Reef Institute.
Immediately following the scientific discussion, the panelists will be joined by others from the business and yachting community for a fundraising reception aboard Golden Shadow. Guests will have the opportunity to tour this unique research yacht and view first-hand the diver’s decompression chamber, the amphibious sea plane lift and the yacht’s scientific equipment, which includes a SeaKeeper 1000™.
Motor yacht Golden Shadow - Credit Golden Shadow
SeaKeepers honoree, H.R.H. General Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, promotes scientific exploration and surveys the world’s coral reefs. HRH’s yacht fleet, which includes the M/Y Golden Shadow (which employs a SeaKeeper 1000), are set to embark on a four-year Global Reef Expedition. For more information, visit www.livingoceansfoundation.org.
As the Golden Shadow travels the world’s oceans, SeaKeepers will record valuable oceanographic and atmospheric data for the scientific community through the ship’s SeaKeepers 1000. “Golden Shadow is a vital part of SeaKeepers’s data collection fleet,” said Dean Klevan, president and CEO of SeaKeepers. “The greatest way to protect the sea, and ourselves, is by providing the best possible information to scientists and resource managers.”
When: Friday, 18 February 2011, 6:00-10:00 PM. Press Conference at 5:00 PM
Where: M/Y Golden Shadow, Epic Marina & Epic Residence 54th Floor Penthouse, 270 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
What: SeaKeepers and the Living Oceans Foundation will lead a scientific panel discussion on the marine and atmospheric data Golden Shadow will gather on its global reef expedition. SeaKeepers will also honor the Foundation at the subsequent fundraising reception co-hosted by Yachts International.
Tickets: VIP Private Journey (6:00 PM), $250. Journey Around Our Oceans (7:00 PM), $125