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Better Tomorrow Speaker Series: Chasing Coral, film screening and discussion

March 3, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Art Auditorium

A screening of the documentary Chasing Coral will be followed by a discussion with world renown scientists.

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is the founding director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland. An expert in coral reef ecology, Hoegh-Guldberg has become an internationally renowned advocate for sustainable ocean policy and for the effective communication of science to the public. Hoegh-Guldberg was a Chief Scientific Advisor for the film.

Ruth Gates is the director of the UHM Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology. Gates is on a quest to stabilize and restore coral reefs worldwide. Her lab is applying human-assisted evolution to develop resilient coral species, 'super corals,' to help reverse the decline of this critical ocean ecosystem. Gates served as a Scientific Advisor on the film.

Co-Sponsors: Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, Public Policy Center, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UH West Oahu, Conservation International, Scholars Strategy Network.


Ticket Information
Free

Event Sponsor
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Public Policy Center, SOEST, VC Academic Affairs, UHWO, Conservation International, Scholars Strategy Network, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Robert Perkinson, (808) 351-8076, btss@hawaii.edu, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/speakers/ove-hoegh-guldberg/

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