Dr. Lance Morgan, President of the Marine Conservation Institute, to Visit the Geography Department Next Week
The Geography Department is excited to welcome Dr. Lance Morgan, President of the Marine Conservation Institute, to the department and the wider university community next week. Dr. Morgan is a marine biologist who has worked with the Institute since 2000 and as president since 2012. His passion for marine conservation grew from an early age – as his biography states, “he became deeply committed to conserving our living oceans.” Dr. Morgan has researched at Bodega Marine Laboratory, NOAA Fisheries and the Marine Mammal Center, with a range of research interests including zoology, conservation science, deep sea corals, and marine life. Dr. Morgan has also explored the ocean as a SCUBA diver, aquanaut and submersible pilot.
Dr. Morgan will give a talk as a part of the Arts on Oceans program – “Quest for healthy seas: a lasting future for people and marine life” on March 11, from 7-8:30pm in EN1054. He will discuss the challenge of saving our oceans and the recently launched Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES), an initiative of the Marine Conservation Institute to protect marine ecosystems against mass extinction. Dr. Morgan will participate in two workshops next week: Coastal Oceans Connections organized by the Marine Institute, and The Future of Marine Conservation: Local and Global Perspectives with Too Big to Ignore and the Marine Geomatics Research Lab. Dr. Morgan will be a guest speaker in the department’s Blue Box Seminar Series on March 13 at 3pm in SN2018, all are welcome.
The Arts on Oceans lecture is funded in part by Memorial University, Arts on Oceans, Too Big to Ignore and the Marine Geomatics Research Lab.