House Science Committee World Oceans Month Events

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Dear Colleague:

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology would like to call your attention to two events we are hosting in honor of World Oceans Month in June and in celebration of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s Capitol Hill Ocean Week.


Film Screening: Chasing Coral

Screening followed by Q&A with Dr. James Porter, Scientific Advisor to Chasing Coral

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | 3:00pm-5:00pm | 2325 Rayburn House Office Building


Ocean Exploration Expo

*Coffee and donuts will be provided*

Co-Hosted by the House Oceans Caucus

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 | 9:30am-11:30am | 2325 Rayburn House Office Building


On June 4, please join us for a screening of the award-winning Netflix documentary Chasing Coral, followed by a Q&A with Dr. James Porter of the University of Georgia, a Scientific Advisor to the documentary. On June 6, please join us for an Ocean Exploration Expo to showcase breakthrough ocean technology, including footage from ocean exploration missions and other hands-on experiences from the start-ups, researchers, philanthropists, and government agencies at the front lines of modern ocean exploration.

Participants in the showcase will include:

  • MIT Sea Grant
  • MIT Media Lab
  • National Geographic
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Exploration and Research
  • OpenROV
  • OceanX
  • Saildrone
  • Schmidt Ocean Institute
  • The Smithsonian Institution
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

We hope you can join the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee for these exciting opportunities to celebrate the oceans. Please contact Aria Kovalovich with any questions.


Eddie Bernice Johnson (Chairwoman) and Frank Lucas (Ranking Member), House Commitee on Science, Space, and Technology


2325 Rayburn House Office Building
Southwest of the U.S. Capitol, bounded by Independence Ave., South Capitol St., First St., and C St., S.W.
Washington D.C. District of Columbia 20001

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