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Sylvia Earle

Oceanographer of National Geographic and 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord


11:00 - 12:00
Sylvia A. Earle is Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society, founder of the Deep Search Foundation, Chair of the Advisory Council for the Harte Research Institute and the Marine Science and Technology Foundation, and former Chief Scientist of NOAA.

Author of more than 175 publications, leader of more than 100 expeditions with more than 7000 hours underwater, she is the recipient of more than 100 national and international awards. A graduate of Florida State University with MS and PhD from Duke University, her research concerns the ecology and conservation of marine ecosystems and development of technology for access to the deep sea. She was named Time Magazine’s first Hero for the Planet, a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and a 2009 winner of the TED Prize.