The film, subtitled "Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy," spotlights the United States’ first-ever regional ocean plans in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and the people who are leading the way to a sustainable and thriving ocean. It also explores the intersection of national security, marine commerce and conservation with rare underwater footage of stunning marine life along the coast from Virginia to Maine.
The Monmouth University showing is free and open to the public. It will begin with a light reception at 6 p.m. and finish with a panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. Among the panelist will be:
- Liz Semple – Manager, Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning, New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection
- Tim Dillingham – Executive Director, American Littoral Society
- Tom Fote – Commissioner, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Comm.; Legislative Chair, Jersey Coast Anglers Asso. & NJ State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
- Tony MacDonald – Director, Urban Coast Institute (moderator)
Co-hosts for the event are the Urban Coast Institute, American Littoral Society, New Jersey Sea Grant, Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), Surfrider Foundation - Jersey Shore Chapter, The Nature Conservancy - New Jersey Chapter and Green Fire Productions.
The best lots to park in on campus are lots 13/14/15, which back right up to Pozycki Hall. Parking there is free.
Campus map and directions: https://www.monmouth.edu/university/maps-and-directions.aspx