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Friday, November 11 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
KEYNOTE Panel: 'Ocean Exploration: The Next Step' | Panelists include Scott Parazynski, Oliver Steeds, Bruce Sutphen, Erika Bergman, Sylvia Earle

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Keynote Panel, Friday, 2:30pm, Palladium Theater | Tickets: $15 (click here)

Ocean Exploration: The Next Step

Panelists include Scott Parazynski, Oliver Steeds, Bruce Sutphen, Erika Bergman, Sylvia Earle.  Moderated by Colleen Hahn.

Moderators
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Colleen Hahn

CEO, Gryphon Media Strategies
Colleen Hahn is the President and CEO of Gryphon Media Strategies, a strategic marketing, communications and sponsor procurement company.  For over 25 years, Hahn has focused on clients that span a wide range of industries with one common value: affecting change through technological, creative and strategic innovation.  She is a passionate ocean explorer and has managed ocean expeditions projects with manned, autonomous and remotely... Read More →

Speakers
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Erika Bergman

Founder, Global Engineering and Exploration Counselors
Erika Bergman is a submersible pilot, a virtual reality engineer, and a passionate ocean explorer. She studied chemical oceanography at the University of Washington while working as a diesel engineer and a steam ship engineer. Since then she has worked as a submersible pilot for exploration, research and filmmaking. | Erika is also an editor of OpenExplorer.com, a site dedicated to supporting and curating a new era of connected, citizen... Read More →
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Sylvia Earle

Founder, Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Alliance
Winner of the 2009 TED Prize and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, Dr. Sylvia A. Earle is a tireless advocate for our ocean. The legendary marine scientist and deep sea explorer has received numerous distinguished awards including being named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress and the first "Hero for the Planet" by Time magazine. Founder and visionary behind Mission Blue, an initiative of the... Read More →
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Scott Parazynski

A highly decorated veteran of five spaceflights, Scott has spent over eight weeks in space and 47 hours on spacewalks. He played a vital role during the construction of the International Space Station and was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. Having trained at Stanford and Harvard, Scott has conducted groundbreaking research in space physiology and high altitude acclimatization. Scott is the only person to have both... Read More →
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Oliver Steeds

Mission Director, Nekton
Oliver Steeds, Nekton Mission Director, Submersible PilotOliver is a ‘leading ocean explorer’ (Economist 2016), ‘part Captain Nemo, part Steve Zissou’ (Daily Telegraph, October 2016), founder of Nekton, responsible for developing Nekton's mission strategy, running operations at sea and piloting one of the submersibles. He is a critically acclaimed broadcast journalist, TV presenter and communications specialist... Read More →
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Bruce Sutphen

Bruce Sutphen – Director of Engineering and Technology, Remote Ocean Systems Owner/Founder, Sutphen Marine LLC, San Diego CA. Bruce’s professional career spans three decades in the marine industry, focusing on performance projects, including: grand prix yachting, high speed stealth military craft, sub-surface and aerospace robotics. With an education in education in physics, his strengths lie in: scaled modeling, composite &... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Palladium Theater 235 5th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701