June 8, 2016 by Speakers' Spotlight
World Oceans Day: Dr. Joe MacInnis
Happy World Oceans Day (!) — a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s theme is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and individuals and organizations around the globe are taking action for prevention of plastic pollution in our ocean. World Oceans Day has grown tremendously each year since its inception in 2002. With hundreds of partners involved, and the United Nations officially recognizing June 8 as World Oceans Day in 2008, the day has reached millions worldwide. Of our speakers, who better to highlight than Dr. Joe MacInnis, who has led or participated in more than fifty of the world’s most important expeditions and logged more time beneath the surface of the Arctic Ocean than any other scientist on earth. A medical doctor and expert on human performance in high-risk, high-stress environments, Dr. MacInnis is an eloquent and stirring speaker who shares the leadership lessons he’s learned from the high seas and beyond, infusing all of his talks with his message of respect for the seas.