Capt. Charles Moore to Speak on the Environmental Health of our Oceans at ESRI

moore5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Monday, 23 November 2009

ESRI Auditorium, 380 New York Street , Redlands, California 92373 USA

Please join ESRI and the University of Redlands to hear Captain Charles Moore, founder and chief research coordinator of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, speak about his personal experiences documenting the scope and effect of plastic pollutants on Earth’s oceans.

Moore’s research focuses on the North Pacific Gyre, a 3.5-million-ton concentration of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean. He has also helped develop monitoring protocols used worldwide and by the United Nations Environmental Programme in Europe to track beach and marine micro-plastics.

The presentation will be followed by a hosted reception where attendees can meet and talk with Captain Moore.

This presentation is free and open to the public.  Advance reservations are required.

Unable to attend, but still interested in what Captain Moore has to say?  Watch his Ted Talk:

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