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Sustainability in Focus Series:  Sonic Sea

You are cordially invited to our next ISSP-NYC Sustainability in Focus film screening and networking reception. We are delighted to present Sonic Sea, a multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (lFAW).

Oceans are a sonic symphony. Within the darkness of the deep waters, sound is essential to the survival and health of marine life. Over the past century, intensely loud and unremitting noise is being generated by commercial ships, oil and gas exploration, naval sonar exercises and other sources. This acoustic onslaught is causing the destruction of whale and marine life across our seas.

Narrated by Rachel McAdams, Sonic Sea features interviews with oceanographers Sylvia Earle and Jean-Michel Cousteau, musician and environmental activist Sting, as well as leading experts from the marine sciences, the U.S. Navy, the shipping industry and international law. Sonic Sea presents solutions and hope for ensuring a quieter ocean and healthier marine life.

An expert panel discussion and Q&A follows the screening. The evening closes with a networking reception featuring wines, beverages and hors d'oeuvres.


       Thursday, February 7th, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


  • 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Film Screening
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Panel Discussion
  • 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Networking Reception


       Romano & Associates, 16th floor
       Enter: 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th and 37th streets), New York, NY
       Ask security to direct you to the elevators for Romano & Associates, 266 West 37th Street, 16th Floor (the
       buildings share one lobby).

Join us for this compelling film, discussion, and networking reception with sustainability professionals! 

Space is limited - register today!

Ticket Information
    $10 - ISSP Members
    $20 - Non-members
    $35 - At the door 

For more information on this event and the ISSP Greater NYC Chapter, please send an email to or call 646-926-0348.


Robert A. DiGiovanni, Jr.

Robert A. DiGiovanni, Jr., Chief Scientist at Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, is a nationally recognized expert in the field of marine mammal and sea turtle strandings. He has responded to over 4,600 strandings and directed his team in various rescue and rehabilitation techniques, including the disentanglement of Leatherback sea turtles, animal transport, and post-rescue animal care. 

Rob has satellite tagged over 120 animals, including four species of seals, three species of dolphins, and four species of sea turtles.  He is presently serving as the principal investigator on aerial surveys conducted in the mid-Atlantic region, surveying the coastal waters from Virginia to Delaware, including the Chesapeake Bay, for sea turtles and marine mammals. Additionally, he has coordinated the open water capture of two bottlenose dolphins in distress, and coordinated the first mass stranding response of common dolphins in New York. 

Rob is also working on developing and training a Specially Trained Animal Response Team (START) funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which integrates incident command system into the stranding network at an incident management team level. 

Rob lectures at both universities and community events about his first-hand experience with marine mammals and sea turtles.

Kristi Collom

Kristi Collom is a research associate with Gotham Whale, a NY-based marine life education and advocacy nonprofit, and trip leader with National Geographic Student Expeditions. Her work focuses primarily on bottlenose dolphin distribution in the New York Bight as well as various research collaborations in Central America.


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February 7, 2019 2:30 PM   through   5:00 PM PT
520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th and 37th streets)
Romano & Associates, 16th floor
Ask security to direct you to the elevators for Romano & Assoc. (buildings share one lobby)
New York, NY
United States
Non-Member Admission $ 20.00
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