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Sanctuary Currents 2010
Voices of Hope: Science and Innovation for the Ocean

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Research Posters & Awards | 2010 Symposium Poster (86KB PDF*)

General Information and Program


Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium
-Sanctuary Currents 2010-

April 10, 2010
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM


California State University,
Monterey Bay,
University Center, Sixth Street,
Seaside, CA

Human activities are taking their toll, causing many challenges for the ocean. Come hear from experts engaging in creative and cutting-edge science and technologies to help solve critical problems facing the environment. They bring us new hope for the future of our ocean.






2010 Symposium Poster Image

Major Sponsors

  • Institute for Applied Marine Ecology
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary


  • Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation
  • Southwest Fisheries Science Center/NOAA Fisheries Service
  • Save The Earth

Program of Events

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration
(This is a free event, pre-registration is NOT necessary)
8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome
  • Paul Michel,
    Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

  • Dr. James Lindholm,
    James W. Rote Distinguished Professor of Marine Science and Policy, and
    Director - Institute for Applied Marine Ecology,
    California State University Monterey Bay

  • Dr. Chris Harrold (Moderator),
    Director of Conservation Research,
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
9:00 - 9:25 am Fishermen & Conservationists Changing The Way They Do Business: The Central Coast Groundfish Project
Michael Bell, The Nature Conservancy
9:25 - 9:50 am Is The Future Really In Algae?
Dr. Jonathan Trent, NASA Ames Research Center
9:50 - 10:15 am EcoViz: Connecting Mass Audiences To Ecosystems Using 3D Visualization
Dr. Fred Watson, California State University Monterey Bay
10:15 - 10:40 am BREAK
10:40 - 11:05 am Moving From Ecosystem Science To Ecosystem Action Through Integrated Ecosystem Assessments
Dr. Phil Levin, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service
11:05 - 11:30 am Sequestering CO2 In The Built Environment
Dr. Brent Constantz, Calera Corporation
11:30 - 11:55 am Small Business Slashes CO2 Emissions
Tom Bowman, Bowman Global Change
2:00 - 3:00 pm Ricketts Memorial Lecture:
From "You've Got to Be Kidding!" To "Ah-Ha!" Hope For Our Oceans Through Insight and Innovation
Dr. Rikk Kvitek, California State University Monterey Bay
3:00 - 3:30 pm Research Poster Awards


  • From Highway 1:
    Exit at the CSUMB/Fort Ord Main Entrance, which turns into Light Fighter Drive. Proceed on Light Fighter Dr. past General Jim Blvd. and make the next left onto Colonel Durham Rd. Continue on Durham and make the first left onto Sixth Avenue. The University Center (building with distinctive "white tent" roof) is on your left.
  • From Salinas:
    Take Reservation Road. Turn left on Imjin Road, then turn take the first left onto Abrams Drive. Where Abrams ends at a stop sign, turn right onto Inter-Garrison Road. Turn left onto Seventh Avenue. Turn right onto B Street. Turn left onto Sixth Avenue. The University Center (building with distinctive "white tent" roof) is on your left.
  • CSUMB Campus Map (82KB PDF*)
  • Printable Driving Directions (426KB PDF*)