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2016 WOWSA AWARD WINNERS
2016 WOWSA Man of the Year – Nejib Belhedi
2016 WOWSA Woman of the Year – Jaimie Monahan
2016 WOWSA Performance of the Year – Sarah Thomas’ Lake Powell Swim
2016 WOWSA Offering of the Year – Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim
Monday, November 7, 2016
2016 Blue Ocean Film Festival In St. Petersburg
Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D. created a new field called neuroconservation where he has tied neuroscience, psychology, nature, art, conservation, and poetry with activities in, around and under the water.
He will attend the Blue Ocean Film Festival this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida where every two years ocean conservation leaders, ocean advocates, filmmakers, photographers, scientists, explorers, entertainment executives, and the general public gather to honor the best in ocean filmmaking, to learn more about the issues facing the oceans, and to collaborate on improving the future of the oceans and humanity.
The seven-day event includes diverse groups of ocean advocates who share their knowledge and ideas with each other and other luminaries including Deborah Kinder (BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit Co-Founder & CEO), Charles Kinder (BLUE Ocean Film Festival Co-Founder & COO), Jenifer Austin (Google Ocean Program Manager), Paul Baribault (Disneynature and the Walt Disney Studios Vice President), Dan Basta (Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Director), Tom Campbell (Tom Campbell’s HD Productions President), Mari Carswell (Spyhop Productions Partner, Marketing Consultant & Executive Producer), Barry Clark (Telanova Productions Executive Producer), Terry Tanner Clark (Telanova Productions Executive Producer), Fabien Cousteau (Plant a Fish Founder), Jean-Michel Cousteau (Ocean Futures Society Founder), Dr. Sylvia Earle (Mission Blue Founder & National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence), Patty Elkus (The Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Mission Blue Directors Council/Executive Committee Board of Directors), Mara G. Haseltine (Artist, Educator & Ocean Advocate), Don Levy (Smith Brook Farm President), Matt Stout (Chief of Staff, Communications and Media, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries), Stratton Leopold (Paramount Pictures Executive Vice President), Sujata Murthy (Universal Music Enterprises Senior Vice-President, Public Realtions), Bruce Neil (Sanibel Sea School Executive Director), Laura Orthwein (Make A Difference Media Director & Documentary Producer), Chris Palmer (Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University President), Brooke Runnette (National Geographic Studios President), Shari Sant Plummer (Code Blue Charitable Foundation Founder & President), Martha Shaw (Earth Advertising Founder), Guillermo Söhnlein (Blue Marble Exploration Founder), Greg Stone, Ph.D. (Conservation International Executive Vice President), Thomas Speiss (Stradling Attorneys at Law Partner), Charlotte Vick (Mission Blue Partnership Director), Don Walsh USN (Ret), Ph.D. (The Explorers Club Honorary President), Chris Welsh (Virgin Oceanic Co-Founder), Mark Wild (BBC Executive Vice President), Colleen Hahn (President and CEO Gryphon Media Strategies).
For more information about the Blue Ocean Film Festival, visit here.
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Open Water Swimming MagazineThe Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.
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The Other Shore
The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.
2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac
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