Oceanographer Mark Eakin, PhD, will keynote ESRAG's Annual General Meeting this year.
Dr. Eakin created and led Coral Reef Watch during his 28-year career with NOAA, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Combining satellite temperature data and climate modeling, the system has accurately predicted every major mass bleaching event since 1997, giving reef managers early warning enhancing their ability to conserve reefs and the ecosystems they sustain, including fisheries. Eakin served as chief science advisor for the documentary "Chasing Coral," which won the audience award for Best U.S. Documentary at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the 2018 Emmy for Best Nature Documentary. ESRAG Directors will share highlights of the 2021-22 program year. We'll also welcome the newly-elected Directors and thank and say farewell to those who are completing their service on the Board. Register here.
Photo: NOAA (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)