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Mark Spalding

The Community Relations Committee Speaker Series

Mark J. Spalding,
President of The Ocean Foundation
Thursday, April 19, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
At the Village Hall
It is time to Think Big about the Ocean

For this evening, we will discuss the state of the world’s one interconnected global ocean. From the massive disruption of climate change and ocean acidification, to the tiny micro-plastic that is delivering toxins, as well as virus and bacteria to marine life.  From the challenges, we will also look at the other side of the coin and share the opportunities.  There are reasons for hope, and we can restore the ocean to full health (including a short overview of The Ocean Foundation’s work).


Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation
Mark is a member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He is serving on the Sargasso Sea Commission. Mark is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy, at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.  In addition, he serves as the CEO and President of SeaWeb, and designed the first-ever blue carbon offset program, SeaGrass Grow. 

Please contact Mike Marsh at should you have questions per this event.  Thank you.

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