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Friday, November 6
 

09:15

Shuttle Service begins from Novotel, l'Hermitage and Oceanographic Museum
Shuttle Service

Last Shuttle Departs Oceanographic Museum at 2300.

Friday November 6, 2015 09:15 - 23:00
TBA

09:30

Museum Doors Open
All pass holder have full access to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco


Friday November 6, 2015 09:30 - 22:00
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

10:00

FILM BLOCK Fri. 10:00 Win-Win; Making a Difference; The Lionfish Plague; To Dive, To Breathe, To Play; Humpback Whales; Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science
FILM BLOCK Fri 10:00 am will be presenting the following films:

  • Win-Win
  • Making A Difference
  • The Lionfish Plague of the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf
  • To Dive, To Breathe, To Play is Life  
  • Humpback Whales
  • Thin Ice: Inside the Story of Climate Science
  • Q & A with Carl Lundin; ICUN Head of Marine Programs 

Moderators
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Carl Lundin

Representative/ Director Marine Programs, IUCN

Films
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Humpback Whales

Greg MacGillivray/Shaun MacGillivray
WATCH TRAILER: | Length: 40 minutes | | Narrated by two-time Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales explores the world of nature’s most awe-inspiring mammals. Set in Alaska, Hawwii and Tonga, and captured for the first time with IMAX 3D cameras, this ocean adventure offers an up-close look at how humpbacks sing, feed, play and raise their young. Found across the globe, humpbacks were nearly extinct 50 years ago, but are making... Read More →
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Making A Difference

Alex Gomez
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 3 minutes | | The International Studies Program at Canterbury School of Florida in St. Petersburg presents certain problems regarding the pollution in our oceans and suggests some effective solutions. Our students are speaking in French, Spanish, Chinese and English. | | Honorable Mention: Student Film
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The Lionfish Plague of the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf

Preston Buchanan
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 6 minutes | | Canterbury Crew 210 of the Marine Studies Program at the Canterbury School of Florida presents a short film documenting lionfish invasion and their efforts to study and eradicate them.  | | Film Finalist: Student Film
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Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science

Simon Lamb, David Sington
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 57 minutes In recent years climate science has come under increasing attack, so concerned geologistSimon Lamb grabbed his camera and set out to explore the inside story of climate research. For over three years he followed scientists from a wide range of disciplines at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the United States. They talk about their work, their hopes and fears with a rare... Read More →
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To Dive, To Breathe, To Play is Life

Eduard Bobylev
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 5 minutes  | | The film was shot on the Red sea in Egypt. When diving into the depths, we meet closer underwater world inhabitants. This story narrate of the dolphins and the turtles. Turtles: slow, calm and peaceful creatures. They feed in shallow waters of bays and gulfs. The grass, their main food, grows well there. From time to time the turtles rise to the surface to breath and then they come back to their... Read More →
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Win-Win: The Marine Protected Area Story

Katie Hogg/MMMPA
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 4 minutes | | MMMPA presents an original short educational and highly entertaining silent Marine Protected Area (MPA) movie. The humorous nature of the film makes it accessible to a wide audience, bringing with it important simple take home messages. This film and understandable text exhibit the fundamental benefits of MPAs and the ideal process for MPA designation and their governance. Participation and collaboration are... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00 - 12:00
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

12:00

Q & A with Carl Lundin IUCN Director of Marine Programs
Friday November 6, 2015 12:00 - 12:30
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

12:30

"In Conversation With" Luncheon Featuring
Speakers
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Tom Peschak

Professional Photographer
Photo Exhibit:  The Save our Seas Foundation and iLCP presents: Wild Seas, Secret Shores      by Thomas P. Peschak  | National Geographic Photographer Thomas Peschak’s unique collection of photographs will take you on a journey to explore some of the last pristine ocean environments on our planet. The exhibit shines an important spotlight onto a variety marine flagship species from sharks and sea turtles to manta... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 12:30 - 13:45
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

14:00

FILM BLOCK Fri. 14:00 Antarctic Sea Science Expedition; Le Piège Blanc (Ice Trap) Q & A with Alban Michon
  • Antarctic SeaScience Expedition 
  • Le Piège Blanc (Ice Trap) Q & A with the filmmakers

Speakers
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Alban Michon

Filmmaker/Explorer, Michon Alban
Alban Michon, French, 38, begins to dive at 11 years of age. In 1999, Alban becomes a professional diving instructor; in 2000 he opens his own ice diving school in Tignes (Savoie-France) and in 2005 he opens «Vasques du Quercy», an underground diving school near Rocamadour (Lot-France). | In 2010, he takes part in the polar expedition «Deepsea Under The Pole», and in 2012, he organises a second expedition, on the east... Read More →
avatar for Andy Parant

Andy Parant

Photographer



Friday November 6, 2015 14:00 - 16:15
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

16:30

FILM BLOCK Fri. 16:30 The Plastic Gyre; Fragile Legacy; Invisible Ocean; La Bohème; Presentation by Mara Haseltine & Champagne Toast sponsored by VSY Yachts
Film Block Fri. 16:30 includes the following films:
  • Fragile Legacy followed by Q&A with filmmaker
  • The Plastic Gyre
  • Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic
  • La Bohème: A Portrait of Today's Ocean in Peril followed by Q&A with the filmmaker/artists Mara Haseltine and a special Champagne Toast sponsored by VSY Yachts

Speakers
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Mara Haseltine

Glass Artist/Marine Biologist

Films
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Fragile Legacy

David O. Brown
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 30 minutes | | Science meets art in the works of the Blaschkas, 19th century creators of perfect glass replicas of ocean life. As scientists around the globe struggle to understand the impact of changing ocean chemistry and temperature, marine biologist Drew Harvell and filmmaker David Brown are on a global quest to film living examples of the Blaschka collection, comparing today’s sea with that of the... Read More →
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Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic

Emily V. Driscoll
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 9 minutes  | | 'Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic' is a documentary that follows environmental artist Mara G. Haseltine as she create a sculpture to reveal a microscopic threat beneath the surface of the ocean. During a Tara Oceans expedition to study the health of the oceans, Haseltine finds an unsettling presence in samples of plankton she collected. The discovery inspires her to create a work of art showing... Read More →
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La Bohème: A Portrait of Today’s Oceans in Peril

Mara G. Haseltine, G.A.I.A.
Watch Trailer | Length: 6 minutes | | La Bohème: A Portrait of Today's Oceans in Peril” depicts the moment from Puccini’s famous opera “La Bohème" when the poor young poet Rudlopho falls in love with Mimi who in this case is not a "grissette" dying from consumption but a Tintinnid Plankton ensnared in micro-degraded plastics, infected with dinoflagellate parasites submerged in an acidic Winters Ocean. This... Read More →
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The Plastic Gyre

Rachel Ramoutar
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 28 minutes | | Artist and Activist Pam Longobardi, joined by a team of fellow artists and activists shed light on the issue of plastic pollution in the world’s gyre, the circulation ocean currents. | | Film Finalist: Emerging Filmmaker, Student Film


Friday November 6, 2015 16:30 - 18:30
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

19:00

Press Briefing
Briefing for press providing information on festival highlights, an overview of the schedule, updates regarding special guests and opportunties to schedule interviews.

Friday November 6, 2015 19:00 - 19:30
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

19:30

Unveiling of Sea Legacy, Paul Nicklen Presentation, and Reception celebrate the new exhibit
Acclaimed photographers Cristina Mittermieir and Paul Nicklen annouce the launch of SeaLegacy, a professional photography organization dedicated to ocean conservation.
Reception to follow.
FRIDAY 6th Nov.DAY PASS Holders are invited to attend 

Speakers
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Cristina Mittermeier

Co-Founder/ Photographer, Sea Legacy
Photography, conservation, storytelling
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Paul Nicklen

Co-Founder/Photographer, Sea Legacy/National Geographic


Friday November 6, 2015 19:30 - 22:00
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

22:00

Industry Networking Meet & Greet sponsored by Visit Monaco
Friday's DAY PASS HOLDERS recieve a voucher for first drink free at the Novotel Hotel Bar area

Friday November 6, 2015 22:00 - 23:30
Novotel Hotel (Bar) 16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, MC 98 000 MONACO
 
Saturday, November 7
 

08:00

The Morning Dive; Industry Networking Breakfast
Meet and Network with industry executives in a casual round-table format over breakfast.

Saturday November 7, 2015 08:00 - 09:00
Novotel Hotel 16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, MC 98 000 MONACO

08:30

Perfecting Your Pitch with Mark Wild
Perfecting Your Pitch with Mark Wild:
What makes a pitch stand out from the crowd?
Veteran Executive Producer, Mark Wild shares his insights gained from the year's of experience taking pitches National Geographic, Discovery and the BBC.  

Speakers
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Mark Wild

Filmmaker, Former BBC Executive Producer
MARK WILD worked in development with BBC Natural History Unit. Previously he was Director International Development for National Geographic Television in Washington DC. Prior to this, he was Head of Production and Development for Discovery Communications with Animal Planet International responsible for programming throughout the UK, EMEA, Germany, Italy, Asia, Pacific Rim and Latin America regions. Before Discovery he worked in feature films... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 08:30 - 09:00
Novotel Hotel 16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, MC 98 000 MONACO

09:00

Speed Pitching
Limited Capacity seats available

Speed Pitching: Included with Industry Day Pass
A fun & lively timed 5 minutes to share you best idea face to face with a potential funder or co-production partner
  • Mark Brownlow- BBC
  • Shari Sant Plummer- Code Blue Foundation
  • Dieter Paulmann- Okeanos Foundation
  • Lara Cox- EarthTouch

Speakers
avatar for Mark Brownlow

Mark Brownlow

Executive Producer, BBC Natural History Unit
'Ocean' (NHU) Multi-part series for BBC & World-wide | In 2001, the BBC led the world with the multi award-winning Blue Planet; now it plans to return to the planet’s oceans. More marine species have been discovered in the past decade than ever before, with an average of 2,000 discoveries per year. Drawing on new filming techniques not available at the time Blue Planet was shot - such as a new gyro-stabilised aerial camera system... Read More →
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Lara Cox

Managing Director, South Africa Operations, Earth Touch
Lara Cox is the Managing Director of South Africa Operations for Earth Touch.  With over 16 years experience in production management of film and television projects, she has played a key role in the growth of the Earth Touch group, having started with the company at inception. Leading a talented production base in South Africa, working closely with the company’s Sales Team in London and Affiliate Company in Washington DC, she is... Read More →
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Dieter Paulmann

Okeanos Foundation
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Shari Sant Plummer

President, Code Blue Foundation
Shari Sant Plummer is President of Code Blue Charitable Foundation, Secretary/Trustee of the Summit Charitable Foundation, Vice President/Trustee of Seacology, Board Member of the Deep Search Foundation, Board Member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, member of the BLUE Ocean Film Festival Advisory Board, the Smithsonian Ocean Initiative Advisory Council, and WWF National Council and Marine Leadership Committee.An avid... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 09:00 - 09:45
Novotel Hotel 16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, MC 98 000 MONACO

09:15

Shuttle Service begins from Novotel, l'Hermitage and Oceanographic Museum
Shuttle Sevice between the Novotel and Oceanographic Museum

Last Shuttle to departs Museum at 2300

Saturday November 7, 2015 09:15 - 23:00
TBA

09:30

Museum Doors Open
Saturday November 7, 2015 09:30 - 09:45
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

10:00

FILM BLOCK Sat. 10:00am Sharks & Humanity; My Pilot Whale; Sink or Swim: Learning the Crawl in the Maldives
Saturday 7th November Film Block 10:00
  • Sharks & Humanity
  • My Pilot Whale
  • Sink or Swim: Learning the Crawl in the Maldives
  • Q & A with Jon Bowermaster

Speakers
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Jon Bowermaster

Award-Winning Filmmaker/Environmental Advocate
JON BOWERMASTER A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer and filmmaker Bowermaster was recently named one of a dozen Ocean Heroes by the NGS. His website and blog (‘Notes from Sea Level,’ www.jonbowermaster.com) continues his reporting on the world’s coastlines, the people who live along them and issues of importance to anyone interested in and concerned about the... Read More →

Films
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My Pilot, Whale

Alexander & Nicole Gratovsky
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 28 minutes | | Direct contact between two forms of intelligence is possible. This contact overturns not only our usual ideas about dolphins, but also our ideas about the capabilities of human beings. This film is the first to depict unmediated interaction between man and free-living pilot whale. It is a film that immerses audiences into the world of beings who have lived on our Planet fifty times longer than the... Read More →
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Sink or Swim, Learning the Crawl in the Maldives

Jon Bowermaster, One Ocean Media Foundation
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 53 minutes | | For two weeks in May, our One Ocean Media Foundation helped organize, and film, a unique learn-to-swim project on the remote Maldivian island of Eydafushi. Despite living just a couple feet above sea level, many of the locals here never learn to swim. With the support of the SLOW LIFE Foundation and the Soneva Fushi Resort, our goal was to get moms and kids more confident in the water, in part as a means to... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:00 - 12:00
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

12:00

Prince Hussain Aga Khan "Diving into Wildlife" Book Signing
A special opportunity to have Prince Aga Khan personalize your copy of his book "Diving into Wildlife". 

Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00 - 12:30
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

12:45

"In Conversation With" Luncheon Featuring Torsten Thiele & James Marshall Crotty
Seasoned reporter James Marshall Crotty conducts a one on one intimate interview with Toresen Thiele about the World Ocean Fund and the new Blue economy.

Included with the Industry Day Pass 

Speakers
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James Marshall Crotty

Columnist, Forbes/HuffPo
I am the Forbes Business of Education columnist: http://blogs.forbes.com/jamesmarshallcrotty/. I cover Education as a sector and as the bedrock of all sectors. I am the author of several books, including How to Talk American (Houghton Mifflin) and the Mad Monks' Guide to New York City (Macmillan). And I am producer/director of two documentaries about urban debate and mentorship: Crotty's Kids (feature doc) and Master Debaters (short doc). To... Read More →
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Torsten Thiele

Founder, Global Ocean Trust
Torsten Thiele founded the Global Ocean Trust at the end of his 2014 Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellowship which focussed on ocean solutions. As a trained economist and financier Torsten provides expert support to a range of conservation coalitions. He also directs the "Ocean and Coasts Initiative" of Institut Choiseul, the French Think Tank. His proposal for an Ocean Climate Finance Facility was shortlisted by Finance for Resilience 2015... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:45 - 13:45
Terrace Restaurant (Oceanographic Museum) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

14:00

FiLM BLOCK Sat. 14:00 Beneath Wallace's Line; Two Miles Deep; Dark Side of the Ocean
FILM BLOCK Sat. 14:00
  • Beneath Wallace'es Line- Intro by Nick & Cheryl Dean
  • Two Miles Deep-
  • Filmmaker Q & A with Jim Toomey
  • Dark Side of the Ocean
  • Filmmaker Q & A with Rick Rosenthal

Speakers
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Rick Rosenthal

Launching his underwater career at Sea World of San Diego as a whale trainer, Rick went onto pursue advanced degrees in marine biology and oceanography from California State University at San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Rick has filmed over 30 programs, including three award-winning programs on the great whales, Riddle of the Right Whale, Humpback Whales and Sperm Whales Back From the Abyss.

Films
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The Dark Side of the Ocean

Rick Rosenthal/Katya Shirokow
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 43 minutes | | Cameraman and marine biologist Rick Rosenthal captures Earth's biggest migration - the nightly movement of billions of animals from the ocean's depths to its surface. Rick's camera reveals a world whose bizarre inhabitants live out their lives suspended in darkness between surface and abyss. Each evening they travel up towards the surface to feed, and at dawn,  back down again to safety of deep, dark... Read More →
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Two Miles Deep

Jim Toomey
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 27 minutes | | Syndicated cartoonist Jim Toomey is best known for his daily comic strip “Sherman’s Lagoon,” which explores the themes ranging from pop culture to ocean conservation through the eyes of a cast of sea creatures living in an imaginary lagoon. In June 2014, Jim was invited by the Duke University Marine Lab to be a “cartoonist-in-residence” aboard the famed deep submersible vehicle... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 14:00 - 16:00
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

16:00

"GO DEEP" Keynote by Oliver Steeds and Deep Ocean Exploration Roundtable with Alan Jamieson, Jenifer Austin, Dan Laffoley, & Oliver Steede
GO DEEP Keynote Presentation by Oliver Steed

Deep Ocean Exploration Panel with Alan Jamieson, Jenifer Austin, Oliver Steeds, and Dan Laffoley

Speakers
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Jenifer Austin

Project Manager, Google
Jenifer Austin is the Manager of the Google Ocean Program. She also helped start the Google Earth Outreach Program which supports nonprofit groups using Google Earth and Maps to change the world. Jenifer holds an undergraduate degree in biology and a masters degree in the Neurosciences from Stanford University and has done research at Florida State University, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and... Read More →
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Alan Jamieson

Deep Ocean Researcher / Explorer, Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen University Scientist and explorer /  Author of The Hadal Zone | | Life in the deepest parts of the oceans. | | technology for deep sea biology
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Dan Laffoley

Representative / Marine Protected Areas, IUCN
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Oliver Steeds

Mission Director, NEKTON
We're running a series of major missions into the deep ocean using manned submersibles, ROVs, AUVs etc over the coming years. | Mission: to explore and protect the deep ocean, our planet's life support system. | Collaborators: science, film-makers, educators, funders, technology companies, policy, opinion-formers - anyone who wants to join the next giant leap for mankind.


Saturday November 7, 2015 16:00 - 16:45
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

18:00

BLUE 2015 LEGACY Award presentation to HSH Prince Albert II and Reception
With Performance by Honu by the Sea

Speakers
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H.S.H. Prince Albert II

Reigning Monarch of the Principality of Monaco, Principality of Monaco
Prince Albert II is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the ruler of the Principality of Monaco.In 2006, HSH Prince Albert created the eponymous foundation which continues that commitment by supporting sustainable and ethical projects which focus on climate change and developing renewable energies; combating the loss of biodiversity; and improving universal access to clean water and fighting desertification.
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Debbie Kinder

Co-Founder & CEO, BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit
Debbie Kinder is the co-founder of Make a Difference Media, the parent non-profit of the BLUE Ocean Film Festival.


Saturday November 7, 2015 18:00 - 21:30
Oceanographic Museum (2nd Floor Salon) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

22:00

Industry Networking Meet & Greet sponsored by Visit Monaco
Friday's DAY PASS HOLDERS recieve a voucher for first drink free at the Novotel Hotel Bar area

Saturday November 7, 2015 22:00 - 23:30
Novotel Hotel (Bar) 16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, MC 98 000 MONACO
 
Sunday, November 8
 

08:00

The Morning Dive; Industry Networking Breakfast
Meet and Network with industry executives in a casual round-table format over breakfast.

Sunday November 8, 2015 08:00 - 09:00
Novotel Hotel 16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, MC 98 000 MONACO

08:30

Production Insights
Laura Cox- Earth Touch

Speakers
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Lara Cox

Managing Director, South Africa Operations, Earth Touch
Lara Cox is the Managing Director of South Africa Operations for Earth Touch.  With over 16 years experience in production management of film and television projects, she has played a key role in the growth of the Earth Touch group, having started with the company at inception. Leading a talented production base in South Africa, working closely with the company’s Sales Team in London and Affiliate Company in Washington DC, she is... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 08:30 - 09:00
Novotel Hotel 16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, MC 98 000 MONACO

09:00

Speed Pitching
Speed Pitching
  • Mark Brownlow- BBC
  • Sandra Welch- NSF
  • Dieter Paulmann- Okeanos Foundation
  • Shari Sant Plummer- Code Blue Foundation
  • Lara Cox- EarthTouch

Speakers
avatar for Mark Brownlow

Mark Brownlow

Executive Producer, BBC Natural History Unit
'Ocean' (NHU) Multi-part series for BBC & World-wide | In 2001, the BBC led the world with the multi award-winning Blue Planet; now it plans to return to the planet’s oceans. More marine species have been discovered in the past decade than ever before, with an average of 2,000 discoveries per year. Drawing on new filming techniques not available at the time Blue Planet was shot - such as a new gyro-stabilised aerial camera system... Read More →
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Lara Cox

Managing Director, South Africa Operations, Earth Touch
Lara Cox is the Managing Director of South Africa Operations for Earth Touch.  With over 16 years experience in production management of film and television projects, she has played a key role in the growth of the Earth Touch group, having started with the company at inception. Leading a talented production base in South Africa, working closely with the company’s Sales Team in London and Affiliate Company in Washington DC, she is... Read More →
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Dieter Paulmann

Okeanos Foundation
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Shari Sant Plummer

President, Code Blue Foundation
Shari Sant Plummer is President of Code Blue Charitable Foundation, Secretary/Trustee of the Summit Charitable Foundation, Vice President/Trustee of Seacology, Board Member of the Deep Search Foundation, Board Member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, member of the BLUE Ocean Film Festival Advisory Board, the Smithsonian Ocean Initiative Advisory Council, and WWF National Council and Marine Leadership Committee.An avid... Read More →
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Sandra Welch

Program Officer, National Science Foundation
Sandra Welch is a program officer at the National Science Foundation managing the informal science education media portfolio. The informal Science education program funds media projects such as radio/TV programs and science center/museum exhibits using technology to support learning and teaching.


Sunday November 8, 2015 09:00 - 09:45
Novotel Hotel 16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, MC 98 000 MONACO

09:15

Shuttle Service begins from Novotel, l'Hermitage and Oceanographic Museum
Transporation between Venues

Last shuttle leave the Oceanographic Museum at 2300.

Sunday November 8, 2015 09:15 - 23:00
TBA

09:30

Museum Doors Open
Sunday November 8, 2015 09:30 - 09:45
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

10:00

FILM BLOCK Sun.10:00am The Edge; The Penguin Counters; Ocean Stories with Dr. Greg Stone
FILM BLOCK: Sun. 8th 10:00am  
  • The Edge with Filmmaker intro
  • The Penguin Counters with Filmmaker intro
  • Ocean Stories with Greg Stone
  • Q & A- Dr. Greg Stone

Speakers
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Dr. Greg Stone

Executive Vice President, Conservation International
Gregory Stone, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President for Marine Conservation and Chief Scientist for Oceans with Conservation International. Since 2000, Dr. Stone has led the effort to create the world's largest marine protected area around the Phoenix Islands.

Films
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Ocean Stories, with Dr. Greg Stone

Patrick Creadon/Greg Goggin, O'Malley Creadon Productions
Watch Trailer | Length: 30 minutes | | 100 people, 100 fascinating personalities -- that's the idea behind "Ocean Stories", a brand new series exploring our intimate relationship with this blue planet we all call home. From award-winning filmmaker Patrick Creadon and Executive Producer Greg Goggin, "Ocean Stories" is a series deeply committed to educating our audience about the ocean and exploring ways to protect it for future... Read More →
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The Edge

Carlos Toro, Steer Films
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 5 minutes | | This piece vignettes the true meaning of harboring a burning passion.Where would our respective passions lead us if we listened to them, cultivated them and allowed them to chart our paths. Film Finalist: Emerging Filmmaker, Shorts (under 15 minutes) |
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The Penguin Counters

Peter Gretzels, Harriet Gordon
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 67 minutes | | Armed with low-tech gear and high-minded notions that penguin populations hold the key to human survival, Ron Naveen lays bare his 30 year love affair with the world's most pristine scientific laboratory: Antarctica. Famed as a place that 'wants you dead', his ragtag team of field-biologists embark on a journey to some of the harshest corners of the planet, where they track the impact of ocean health and... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:00 - 12:30
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

12:30

"In Conversation With" Luncheon Featuring Antidia Citores
Speakers
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Antidia CITORES

Surfrider Europe; Head of Lobbying and EU Policy


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:45
Terrace Restaurant (Oceanographic Museum) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

14:00

FILM BLOCK Sun. 14:00 Shark & Lion; Coral Gardening; Angel Azul
Film Block Sun. November 8 14:00
  • Shark & Lion
  • Coral Gardening
  • Angel Azul

Films
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Angel Azul

Length: 72 minutes | | Angel Azul tells the story of one artist’s inspiring attempt to draw attention to the perilous situation coral reefs currently face worldwide. Eco-sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor cast cement statues from live human models and installs them on the ocean floor in an underwater museum off the coast of Cancún. Over time the statues grow coral providing habitat for marine life and a diversion for tourists offering... Read More →
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Coral Gardening

Silke de Vos, Silky Fox Productions
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 30 minutes | | CORAL GARDENING is following Anuar Abdullah, the founder of Ocean Quest Malaysia and ADEX Coral Reef Ambassador 2014/2015 in his approach to make coral conservation easy, enjoyable and educational with his by UNESCO endorsed Coral Propagation Program. Due to environmental changes, human activities and natural threats coral reefs in South East Asia are at risk. The coral reefs are a life bearing and giving... Read More →
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Shark & Lion

Florian Fischer / Michael Kugler
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 7 minutes | | Stung by a venomous Lionfish a lonely man floats on the surface of the oceanIn his inner fight against the poison of the Lionfish he receives help by sharks who are defeating the Lionfish on his behalf.The invasive Lionfish was introduced by accident into the Caribbean. It populates too much and causes immense trouble on the reefs. This film addresses this problem and aims to reach a wide audience to... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 14:00 - 16:00
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

16:00

Panel | Beyond the Beauty: Healthy Reefs - Healthy Ocean
Moderators
avatar for Celine Cousteau

Celine Cousteau

Founder, Executive Producer, CauseCentric Productions
Céline Cousteau carries on the family legacy of environmental advocacy through adventure and filmmaking. Some of her documentary work includes Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures (PBS), Mysteries of the Shark Coast (Discovery Channel), and a 12 part television series for a Chilean production: Oceano: Chile Frente al Mar. Céline is founder and executive director of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization that creates... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anisa Kamadoli Costa

Anisa Kamadoli Costa

Chairman and President, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation
Anisa Kamadoli Costa is Chairman and President of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and Chief Sustainability Officer at Tiffany & Co. In this dual role, reporting to the Chairman and CEO of Tiffany & Co., she oversees the company’s global sustainability agenda and directs a $6 million strategic grantmaking portfolio on behalf of the Foundation. | | Prior to joining Tiffany & Co., Anisa worked at the Rockefeller Brothers... Read More →
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Jason de Cairnes Taylor

Artist, Museo Subacuático de Arte
Jason deCaires Taylor graduated from the London Institute of Arts in 1998 with a BA Honours in Sculpture and went on to become a fully qualified diving instructor and underwater naturalist. In 2006, Taylor founded and created the world’s first underwater sculpture park. Situated off the west coast of Grenada in the West Indies it is now listed as one of the Top 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic. Following on in 2009 he... Read More →

Sponsors

Sunday November 8, 2015 16:00 - 16:45
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

16:45

FILM BLOCK Sun. 17:00 Beneath Paradise; Water Bros: Underwater Highways; Plastic Free Island
Film Block Sun. 5:00pm
  • Beneath Paradise
  • Water Bros: Underwater Highways
  • Plastic Free Island
  • Filmmaker Q & A

Speakers
avatar for Pam Longobardi

Pam Longobardi

Founder, Distinguished Professor, Drifters Project, Georgia State University

Films
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Beneath Paradise

Darlien Morales, Savannah Patterson
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 12 minutes | | The island of Culebra, located off the coast of Puerto Rico, is one of the richest ecosystems in the Caribbean. Abundant mangroves, coral reefs and world renowned beaches, like Flamenco Beach, attract tourists from all over. Today, active munitions pose a threat to people, wildlife, and the environment. Activists, fisherman, professors, and military personnel aim to prevent further irreparable damage to... Read More →
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Plastic Free Island

Pam Longobardi, Dianna Cohen
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 30 minutes | | Plastic Free Island Examine the mobilization of an entire island to address its plastic pollution problem. Five years in the making, this film documents the synergy of two artist-directed networks – Drifters Project and Plastic Pollution Coalition in the development of a template of social and artistic engagement on the island of Kefolnia, Greece. With an international team of students and hundreds... Read More →
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Underwater Highways

Tyler Mifflin & Alex Mifflin/Jonathan Barker, Wendy MacKeigan, Tyler M., SK Films
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 25 minutes | | The Water Brothers continue their journey at Cocos Island and turn their attention to the migration patterns of the sharks and sea turtles that frequent this undersea wonderland. Working together with a team of dedicated marine biologists, the brothers tag and track these animals’ movements to gather clues about their migration routes. The information gathered by the team will be critical in... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 16:45 - 18:15
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

18:30

FILM BLOCK Sun. 18:30 One Voice; Racing Extinction
Film Block Sun. 6:30pm
  • One Voice
  • Racing Extinction

Films
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One Voice

Chris Cilfone
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 7 minutes | | This is the story of a sentient beings epic battle to prove to the world that is has every right to call this pale blue dot their home. The North Pacific Humpback Whale was hunted to the brink of extinction. The early 70’s brought us close to no return, only about 500 left in the entire North Pacific. 40 years later and were looking at a population over 25,000. In one lifetime we have witnessed one of... Read More →
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Racing Extinction

Louie Psihoyos, Olivia Ahnemann, Fisher Stevens, Gina Papebeis
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 94 minutes | | Oscar- winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world's most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, RACING... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 18:30 - 20:15
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

20:15

Racing Extinction Panel Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Louie Psihoyos

Louie Psihoyos

Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society
Academy award winning director of the critically aclaimed film "The Cove."


Sunday November 8, 2015 20:15 - 21:00
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

22:00

 
Monday, November 9
 

08:00

The Morning Dive; Industry Networking Breakfast
Meet and Network with industry executives in a casual round-table format over breakfast.

Monday November 9, 2015 08:00 - 09:00
Novotel Hotel 16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, MC 98 000 MONACO

08:30

Shifting Baselines: Project Funding Strategies
Speakers
avatar for Jon Bowermaster

Jon Bowermaster

Award-Winning Filmmaker/Environmental Advocate
JON BOWERMASTER A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer and filmmaker Bowermaster was recently named one of a dozen Ocean Heroes by the NGS. His website and blog (‘Notes from Sea Level,’ www.jonbowermaster.com) continues his reporting on the world’s coastlines, the people who live along them and issues of importance to anyone interested in and concerned about the... Read More →
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Mark Brownlow

Executive Producer, BBC Natural History Unit
'Ocean' (NHU) Multi-part series for BBC & World-wide | In 2001, the BBC led the world with the multi award-winning Blue Planet; now it plans to return to the planet’s oceans. More marine species have been discovered in the past decade than ever before, with an average of 2,000 discoveries per year. Drawing on new filming techniques not available at the time Blue Planet was shot - such as a new gyro-stabilised aerial camera system... Read More →
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Celine Cousteau

Founder, Executive Producer, CauseCentric Productions
Céline Cousteau carries on the family legacy of environmental advocacy through adventure and filmmaking. Some of her documentary work includes Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures (PBS), Mysteries of the Shark Coast (Discovery Channel), and a 12 part television series for a Chilean production: Oceano: Chile Frente al Mar. Céline is founder and executive director of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization that creates... Read More →
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Lara Cox

Managing Director, South Africa Operations, Earth Touch
Lara Cox is the Managing Director of South Africa Operations for Earth Touch.  With over 16 years experience in production management of film and television projects, she has played a key role in the growth of the Earth Touch group, having started with the company at inception. Leading a talented production base in South Africa, working closely with the company’s Sales Team in London and Affiliate Company in Washington DC, she is... Read More →
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Dieter Paulmann

Okeanos Foundation
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Louie Psihoyos

Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society
Academy award winning director of the critically aclaimed film "The Cove."
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Sandra Welch

Program Officer, National Science Foundation
Sandra Welch is a program officer at the National Science Foundation managing the informal science education media portfolio. The informal Science education program funds media projects such as radio/TV programs and science center/museum exhibits using technology to support learning and teaching.


Monday November 9, 2015 08:30 - 09:15
Novotel Hotel 16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, MC 98 000 MONACO

09:15

Speed Pitching
Speed Pitching
  • Mark Brownlow- BBC
  • Sandra Welch- National Science Foundation
  • Dieter Paulmann- Okeanos Foundation

Speakers
avatar for Mark Brownlow

Mark Brownlow

Executive Producer, BBC Natural History Unit
'Ocean' (NHU) Multi-part series for BBC & World-wide | In 2001, the BBC led the world with the multi award-winning Blue Planet; now it plans to return to the planet’s oceans. More marine species have been discovered in the past decade than ever before, with an average of 2,000 discoveries per year. Drawing on new filming techniques not available at the time Blue Planet was shot - such as a new gyro-stabilised aerial camera system... Read More →
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Dieter Paulmann

Okeanos Foundation
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Sandra Welch

Program Officer, National Science Foundation
Sandra Welch is a program officer at the National Science Foundation managing the informal science education media portfolio. The informal Science education program funds media projects such as radio/TV programs and science center/museum exhibits using technology to support learning and teaching.


Monday November 9, 2015 09:15 - 09:45
Novotel Hotel 16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, MC 98 000 MONACO

09:15

Shuttle Service begins from Novotel, l'Hermitage and Oceanographic Museum
Transportation between venues.

Last shuttle leaves Oceanographic Museum at 2300.

Monday November 9, 2015 09:15 - 23:00
TBA

09:30

Museum Doors Open
Monday November 9, 2015 09:30 - 09:45
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

10:00

FILM BLOCK Mon. 10:00am Octopus Season in Chagos; Antarctic Edge 70 Degrees South & Q&A
Film Screening
  • Octopus Season in Chagos
  • Antarctic Edge 70 Degrees South
  • Q & A with Dena Sidel

Speakers
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Dena Seidel

Founding Director Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking, Dena Seidel
Dena Seidel is director/producer of the National Science Foundation supported "Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South" featuring world renowned oceanographers racing to measure the changing ecosystem along the West Antarctic Peninsula, the fastest winter warming place on earth. Dena is also the founding director of Rutgers University's Center for Digital Filmmaking where she designed and created the university's first undergraduate film programs... Read More →

Films
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Antarctic Edge: 70º South

Dena Seidel/Steven Holloway
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 72 minutes | | A thrilling journey to the world’s most perilous environment, Antarctic Edge: 70º South joins a team of world-class scientists as they explore the fastest warming place on earth: the West Antarctic Peninsula. While navigating through 60-foot waves and dangerous icebergs, the film follows the team as they make land on rugged, inhospitable Charcot Island to study the rapidly declining Adelie... Read More →
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Octopus Season in the Chagos MPA

Jon Slayer
WACTH TRAILER | Length: 4 minutes | | Octopus courtship and behavior in the Chagos Marine Protected Area. | | Film Finalist: Shorts (under 15 min.) 


Monday November 9, 2015 10:00 - 11:30
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

11:30

Dr. Sylvia Earl Keynote | Sylvia Earle Award Presentation | H.E. President Anote Tong Keynote & Q&A
Keynote & Sylvia Earle Award Presentation
  • Keynote by Dr. Sylvia Earle
  • Sylvia Earle Award Presentation to H.E. President Tong of the Republic of Kiribati
  • Keynote by H.E. President Tong
  • Q & A with Sylvia Earle & H.E. President Tong

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Earle, PhD

Sylvia Earle, PhD

Marine Scientist / Ocean Advocate / Nat Geo Explorer, Mission Blue
Sylvia A. Earle is widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential ambassadors for the ocean. She was the first recipient of BLUE’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Outstanding Ocean Advocacy, which was named in her honor. | Called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and the first “Hero for the Planet” by Time Magazine, Dr... Read More →
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H. E. President Anote Tong

President, Republic of Kiribati
His Excellency Anote Tong is the fourth President of the Republic of Kiribati. He was first elected as President on 10 July 2003 and subsequently won two more elections in 2007 and in 2012. He is now serving his last term which will end in mid-2015. Under his leadership, President Anote Tong also holds the portfolio of Head of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. With one of the lowest carbon-emission footprints in the world... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2015 11:30 - 12:30
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

12:30

14:00

Mandy Joye Presentation: Why a Healthy Ocean Is Our Only Hope to Combat Climate Change
Why healthy oceans are the only hope to combat rapid climate change

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Joy

Samantha Joy

Distinguished Professor, University of Georgia
I am an oceanographer, microbiologist, and deep sea explorer who studies the role of the oceans in global elemental cycles, how the oceans respond to acute and chronic perturbation, and how microorganisms metabolize oil and gas that is released naturally from seeps as well as hydrocarbons originating from anthropogenic activities. I am passionate about ocean conservation and advocacy, advancing ocean literacy, and helping the public learn how... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2015 14:00 - 14:15
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

14:30

Fueling the Climate for Change Panel Discussion
Feuling the Climate for Change- A Panel Discussion
  • Moderator: Dr. Greg Stone

Moderators
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Dr. Greg Stone

Executive Vice President, Conservation International
Gregory Stone, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President for Marine Conservation and Chief Scientist for Oceans with Conservation International. Since 2000, Dr. Stone has led the effort to create the world's largest marine protected area around the Phoenix Islands.

Speakers
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Robert Calcagno

CEO & Director, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Robert Calcagno is the Managing Director of the Oceanographic Institute, Fondation Albert 1 Prince de Monaco. He runs the Oceanographic Institute in Monaco and the Maison des Océans in Paris since 2009. Formerly Advisor to the Cabinet of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Minister of the Environment (government advisor for the Department of the Environment and Town Planning). He is a champion of the oceans, regulary hosts international... Read More →
avatar for Sylvia Earle, PhD

Sylvia Earle, PhD

Marine Scientist / Ocean Advocate / Nat Geo Explorer, Mission Blue
Sylvia A. Earle is widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential ambassadors for the ocean. She was the first recipient of BLUE’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Outstanding Ocean Advocacy, which was named in her honor. | Called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and the first “Hero for the Planet” by Time Magazine, Dr... Read More →
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H.E. Bernard Fautrier

Vice President and CEO, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
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Paul Gamblin

Manager WWF International Global Campaign, World Wildlife Federation
Paul Gamblin manages WWF-International’s Global Ocean Campaign which is elevating marine habitat conservation on the international agenda. Paul worked for WWF-Australia for over a decade and was a leader in the NGO coalition that persuaded the Australian government to create the world’s largest network of marine protected areas.  He has led advocacy to protect offshore atolls and coastal areas in Australia from heavy industry and... Read More →
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Dan Laffoley

Representative / Marine Protected Areas, IUCN
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Carl Lundin

Representative/ Director Marine Programs, IUCN
avatar for Louie Psihoyos

Louie Psihoyos

Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society
Academy award winning director of the critically aclaimed film "The Cove."


Monday November 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

18:30

Filmmakers’ Pre-­Awards Champagne Reception
Private Invite Only: Pre-Event Champagne reception for Filmmakers whose films are Finalists in the Film Competition

Monday November 9, 2015 18:30 - 19:15
Castel Roc Palace Square

18:30

Walk the BLUE Carpet
Monday November 9, 2015 18:30 - 19:30
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

19:30

BLUE Carpet Awards
Come walk the Blue Carpet, get photos with your heros & help us honor the best films of BLUE's 2015 International Ocean Film Competition at this sit-down dinner.

Attire is Black (Blue) Tie Optional
Recognition & Prizeds will be given for the
  • BEST BLUE TIE
  • BEST BLUE DRESS 
  • BEST BLUE DRESSED COUPLE 
So get your BLUE on!!

Monday November 9, 2015 19:30 - 21:00
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco

21:00

BLUE Awards Celebration Gala & Wrap Party
Awards & Wrap Party. Our final celebration of the festival.  Party with our filmmakers and ocean experts, final chance to network and celebrate all the great events of BLUE Monaco 2015.  
DJ will provide entertainment. 

Monday November 9, 2015 21:00 - Tuesday November 10, 2015 00:00
Oceanographic Museum Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco