2006 Florida Oceans Day and Earth Day Highlights.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Ocean Alliance Chair David McDonald David John McDonald (November 22, 1902 - August 8, 1979) was an American labor leader and president of the United Steelworkers of America from 1952 to 1965. Early life and Mote Marine Laboratory Mote Marine Laboratory (and Aquarium) is a not-for-profit research and educational institution with an aquarium open to the public 365 days a year. Founded by Dr. Eugenie Clark in 1955 in Cape Haze, Florida, the early years of the laboratory specialized in shark research. President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Kumar Mahadevan today joined Department of Environmental Protection (DEP DEP Deposit
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DEP Data Execution Prevention (computer security) ) Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs and Energy Mike Sole to celebrate Oceans Day and Earth Day at the Capitol. The event highlighted the Florida Oceans and Coastal Resources Council's efforts as well as waterway protection.
"We are honoring the work of the Florida Oceans and Coastal Resources Council that will help address Florida's most important oceans research issues. Their work will help protect and enhance ocean resources for continued social and economic benefits for all Floridians," said David L. McDonald David Lamar McDonald, USN, was an admiral of the United States Navy, who served as the 17th Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), 1 August, 1963 – 1 August, 1967, during the Vietnam War era.
During the mid-1950s, he commanded the carrier USS Coral Sea. , chair of the Florida Ocean Alliance. Vice Chair Kumar Mahadevan, President and CEO of Mote Marine Laboratory, added: "The work of the Council will help Florida balance conservation with development in facing the state's challenges to our coastal and marine resources."
This year's Ocean's Day theme, "Ocean Partners for Florida's Future," salutes the work of the Florida Oceans and Coastal Resource Council. The Council was created by the 2005 Legislature to help manage the state's coastal and marine resources and to develop an annual Research Plan for these resources. The Council is charged with developing priorities for ocean and coastal research as well as coordinating public and private ocean research for more effective coastal management.
The Earth Day theme, "Water is Life," celebrates waterways as a source of recreation, nourishment and a resource to be protected. Florida has 1,350 miles of coastline, more than 700 freshwater springs and thousands of miles of rivers and lakes, all of which depend on environmentally-safe activities on land for preservation.
"Oceans Day and Earth Day remind us of our obligation to protect the State's natural resources and preserve our waterways," said DEP Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs and Energy Mike Sole. "The initiative taken by the Florida Ocean Alliance and Mote Marine Laboratory to protect the State's marine habitat serves as an example to citizens and visitors."
The Florida Ocean Alliance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public-private partnership of government, academic, and private sector organizations. Formed in 1999, the Alliance promotes awareness and understanding of the ocean's importance to the ecology and economy of Florida. More information on the Alliance is available at its website: http://www.floridaoceanalliance.org. The Florida Atlantic University “FAU” redirects here. For other uses, see FAU (disambiguation).
Florida Atlantic University, also referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic, is a public, coeducational research university with its main campus in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions serves as secretariat for the Florida Ocean Alliance.
The Florida Alliance Board of Directors includes: Chair David McDonald of the Florida Ports Council; Vice Chair Kumar Mahadevan, President and CEO of the Mote Marine Laboratory; Dr. James Cato of Florida Sea Grant; Dr. Andrew Clark, President of the Maritime Communications Services; Dr. Duane DeFreese, Director of Research of the Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute; Eric Draper, Deputy State Director of Audubon of Florida; Elaine Heldewier, Director of Environmental Health and Safety of Carnival Cruises; Frank Herhold, Executive Director of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida; Rob Kramer, President of the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum; Steve Lewis, Attorney at Lewis Longman & Walker; Dr. George A. Maul, College of Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technical college located in Melbourne, Florida (Brevard County), United States. It was founded by Jerome P. Keuper on September 22, 1958 as Brevard Engineering College, absorbing the University of Melbourne, and changing its name ; Dr. John Ogden, Director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography The State of Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO), located on the campus of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, is an independent entity owned by the State University System of Florida which works cooperatively with a number of Florida's public and private ; Dr. Shirley Pomponi, President and CEO at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, also commonly referred to as HBOI, is a private non-profit oceanographic institution located in Fort Pierce, Florida, USA. ; Dr. Ellen Prager, Consultant to the Dean at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS /ɹʷaz.məs/) is the graduate school of marine and atmospheric science within the University of Miami. , University of Miami This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. For the university in Oxford, Ohio, see Miami University.
The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U ; Richard M. Pruitt, Director of Environmental Programs at Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean International (OSE: RCL NYSE: RCL) is a Norwegian-American cruise ship company based in Miami, Florida. It is a brand of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., with 21 ships in service and one more under construction. All the ships have names ending in "of the Seas. Cruises; Jerry Sansom, Executive Director, Organized Fishermen of Florida; Jody Thomas, Director of the Florida Keys Office of The Nature Conservancy. Staff includes James F. Murley and Dr. Lenore Alpert of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at Florida Atlantic University.
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For more information on the Florida Ocean Alliance, visit http://www.floridaoceanalliance.org. For information on DEP, visit http://www.floridadep.org.