Catch The Next Wave

Catch The Next Wave: Frontiers of Exploration

Organised in partnership with The Explorers Club


The 2019 edition of Catch The Next Wave will look at how technology enables exploration and how, in turn, exploration drives the development of new and novel technologies.

The program will highlight how the spirit of exploration drives forward science and technology, with consequent benefits to society and the protection of the natural environment. Speaker pairings comprising a leading explorer and a scientist or technologist pushing the boundaries of what is possible will examine the role technology plays in exploring environments on the seafloor, in and on the oceans and into space. Speakers will cast a look at how emerging technology will make ‘waves’ for ocean exploration over the coming decades.


Attend Conference

  Tuesday February 26 2019

09:45-10:15

OPENING WELCOME

Opening Welcome Video
James Cameron, Filmmaker, Philanthropist and Deep Sea Explorer
Opening Keynote
Walter Munk, Physical Oceanographer and Geophysicist

10:15-10:40

WHERE THE LAND MEETS THE OCEAN

Fire Meets Water
Sam Wilson, Assistant Researcher, University of Hawaii

10:40-11:30 

ON THE SEAFLOOR

Sculpting The Deep
Charlie Paull, Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Curious Creatures
Douglas Bartlett, Professor of Marine Microbiology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

11:30-12:00 Morning Break
12:00-12:50

IN THE OCEAN

Capturing The Wonders Of The Ocean
Speaker TBC
Echoes From The Deep
Kelly Benoit-Bird, Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

12:50-13:50  Lunch Break
13:50-14:20

PRIZES

XPRIZE Update
Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director, XPRIZE
Oceanology International Lifetime Achievement Award
Marine Meteorology Prize Award

14:20-15:10

ON THE OCEAN

Human-Powered Circumnavigation
Erden Eruç, Adventurer, Ocean Rower, Sailing Instructor, Charter and Delivery Captain
Autonomous Ocean Exploration
Pieter-Jan Note, Ocean Enthusiast and Co-founder of Project Mahi 

15:10-15:40 Afternoon Break
15:40-16:30

INTO SPACE

Ocean Space To Outer Space
Michael Gernhardt - NASA Astronaut and Manager of Environmental Physiology Laboratory, Johnson Space Center
Exploring Oceans On Other Worlds
Kevin Hand, Planetary Scientist/Astrobiologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory - NASA

16:30-16:45

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Frontiers Of Exploration
Margaret Leinen, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography

17:00-18:30

CLOSING DRINKS RECEPTION
 

 

Confirmed presenters include:



  • WALTER MUNK
    Opening Keynote
    Physical Oceanographer and Geophysicist



    MARGARET LEINEN
    Closing Keynote
    Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography



    DOUGLAS BARTLETT

    Professor of Marine Microbiology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography



  • KELLY BENOIT-BIRD
    Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)



    ERDEN ERUÇ
    Adventurer, Ocean Rower, Sailing Instructor, Charter and Delivery Captain



    MICHAEL GERNHARDT
    NASA Astronaut & Manager of Environmental Physiology Laboratory, Johnson Space Center



  • KEVIN HAND

    Planetary Scientist/Astrobiologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory - NASA



    PIETER-JAN NOTE
    Ocean Enthusiast and Co-founder of
    Project Mahi



    CHARLIE PAULL
    Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)



  • JYOTIKA VIRMANI
    Executive Director, XPRIZE



    SAM WILSON
    Assistant Researcher, University of Hawaii

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