Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium — dedicated to the advancement of marine and environmental sciences for 65 years — has some big things happening in the near future. That includes its state-of-the-art MOTE SEA (Science Education Aquarium) in Nathan Benderson Park, a generational project for Lakewood Ranch. Mote President and CEO Dr. Michael Crosby will present a compelling look at MOTE SEA and other projects the organization is working on.
Dr. Michael P. Crosby President & CEO, Mote Marine Laboratory
Dr. Crosby has over 30 years of diverse research, teaching, science management and leadership endeavors, including developing national policy and administrative aspects for our country’s science programs. He has developed, managed and conducted major multi-disciplinary research project and partnerships with numerous universities, national and international science and resource management agencies, programs and committees – including a U.S. Man and the Biosphere Program project entitled "Ecological and socio-economic impacts of alternative access management strategies in marine and coastal protected areas"; the U.S., Israeli and Jordanian joint partnership project entitled “The Red Sea Marine Peace Park Cooperative Research, Monitoring and Management Program”; and the Hawai‘i State EPSCoR project entitled “Pacific High Island Evolutionary Biogeography: Impacts of Invasive Species, Anthropogenic Activity and Climate Change on Hawaiian Focal Species.” Many of these endeavors focused on improving the “synthesis, translation and transfer” of science and technical information between research, public policy and stakeholder communities. In May 2013, Dr. Crosby was appointed as President & CEO of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, an independent research institution that has been a leader in marine research for 60 years.
Please note: This is a traditional, in-person event.
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