Actual departure: May 9, 2009
Actual arrival: June 14, 2010
Public Events Planned During the Juneau Port Call – June 9 to June 14
June 9, NOAA Dock – Ocean Watch arrives in Juneau
June 10, 3:00 pm, 104.3 FM – Interview of Ocean Watch crew on Juneau Afternoon program on public radio station KTOO.
June 10, 7:00 pm, UAS Egan Lecture Hall – Lecture given by Ocean Watch crew member Michael Reynolds, Ph.D., who will discuss Around the Americas and the eight on-board research projects. Visit the Science page, for background on each project.
June 12, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, NOAA Dock – Open house of Ocean Watch including public tours of the vessel, an interpretive tent with a photo exhibit from crew member and expedition photographer David Thoreson, and dockside science demonstrations. The NOAA dock is downtown near the Coast Guard building; see the location indicated on the satellite image above.
June 12, 7:30 pm, UAS Egan Lecture Hall – Screening of A Sea Change: Imagine A World Without Fish, the first documentary about ocean acidification, a little-known but potentially devastating threat to ocean life. A Sea Change premiered March 14, 2009 at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC to a full house – it was the first time in the festival’s history that every seat and all standing room was taken during a screening.
June 14, NOAA Dock – Ocean Watch departs Juneau
Pre-Arrival Updates from Juneau
June 2 – Port Call Organizer Theresa Svancara introduced the upcoming Around the Americas port call during the Juneau Afternoon program on public radio station KTOO. Begins six minutes into the broadcast.
Background on Juneau
Juneau is Alaska’s capitol located in the Panhandle of Southeast Alaska. The economy is driven by tourism, mining, sport fishing and government. During the summer, humpback whales swim the cold waters. Sea lions, salmon, halibut, Orca, harbor seals and bald eagles are also in abundance.