Friday, March 9, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:00
The Low Down on the High Seas: What We Don’t Know About the Ocean Can Kill Us
The Low Down on the High Seas: What We Don't Know About the Ocean Can Kill Us Please join us for a talk on ocean problems and solution-building by Wendy Schmidt. Wendy Schmidt is President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, which supports more than 150 non-profit organizations around the world focusing on clean energy, ecological agriculture, human rights and our maritime connection. She also is Co-Founder, with her husband Eric, of Schmidt Ocean Institute, which operates the research vessel Falkor, a mobile platform to advance ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze the sharing of information about the oceans. Wendy has sponsored two XPRIZE Challenge Prizes focused on ocean health and is the lead philanthropic partner of the New Plastics Economy Initiative, driven by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Wendy has extended her oceans-focused work to the sporting world through 11th Hour Racing, a program of her foundation, now partnering with the Volvo Ocean Race and the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team, to put sustainability at the core of their operations, empowering race managers and athletes to be leaders and spokespeople on restoring ocean health.