Catch The Next Wave

Catch The Next Wave: Frontiers of Exploration

Organized in partnership with The Explorers Club


Organized in partnership with The Explorers Club, the 2019 edition of Catch The Next Wave explored how technology enables exploration and how, in turn, exploration drives the development of new and novel technologies.

The program highlighted how the spirit of exploration drives forward the development of new science and technologies, with consequent benefits to society and the protection of the natural environment. The programme featured leading explorers, scientists and technologists who've pushed the boundaries of what is possible in their field and examined the role technology plays in exploring environments on the seafloor, in and on the oceans and into space. Speakers also discussed at how emerging technologies will make ‘waves’ for ocean exploration in the coming decades.


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  Tuesday February 26 2019, Conference Plenary Theater, Exhibition Floor

09:45-10:15

OPENING WELCOME
Chaired by: Ralph Rayner, Oceanology International Chairman & President of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)

Opening Welcome Video
James Cameron, Filmmaker, Philanthropist and Deep Sea Explorer
Opening Keynote
Don Walsh, President, International Maritime Inc.

10:15-10:40

WHERE THE LAND MEETS THE OCEAN
Chaired by:
Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director, Planet & Environment, XPRIZE

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

10:40-11:30 

ON THE SEAFLOOR
Chaired by:
Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director, Planet & Environment, XPRIZE

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
Chaired by: Chris Scholin, President & CEO, MBARI

Capturing The Wonders Of The Ocean
Trevor Mendelow, President and Director of Research and Technologies, View into the Blue
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

XPRIZE UPDATE & ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRIZES
Chaired by: Ralph Rayner, Oceanology International Chairman & President of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)

XPRIZE Update
Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director, Planet & Environment, XPRIZE
Oceanology International Lifetime Achievement Award
Vincent Cardone Marine Meteorology Prize Award

14:20-15:10

ON THE OCEAN
Chaired by: 
David Dolan, Contributing Editor & West Coast Correspondent, The Explorers Journal of The Explorers Club  

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
Chaired by:
Justin Manley, President, Just Innovation Inc.

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

16:30-17:00

CLOSING KEYNOTES:
Frontiers Of Exploration
Craig Mclean, Assistant Administrator for NOAA’s Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR) and the Acting NOAA Chief Scientist
Margaret Leinen, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

17:00-18:30

CLOSING DRINKS RECEPTION
Sponsored by XPRIZE

 

Speakers included:



  • DON WALSH
    Opening Keynote
    President, International Maritime Inc.



    CRAIG MCLEAN
    Closing Keynote
    Assistant Administrator for NOAA’s Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR) and the Acting NOAA Chief Scientist



    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



  • TREVOR MENDELOW
    President and Director of Research and Technologies, View into the Blue



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



    JYOTIKA VIRMANI
    Executive Director, Planet & Environment, XPRIZE



  • SAM WILSON
    Assistant Researcher, University of Hawaii

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