Our next gathering will be at our office on San Francisco Bay Thursday, October 26th, at 5:30 p.m. We'd love to have you join us.
After a happy hour with sustainable seafood provided by Real Good Fish, our speaker will be Edith Widder. A renowned deep-sea explorer, she now focuses much of her attention on developing low-cost coastal pollution monitoring technologies—and solutions—as the president of the Ocean Research and Conservation Association. Funding deep-sea biology has always been a challenge, so Edith became an expert at doing it on a shoestring to develop successful technologies such as the camera system used to capture the first-ever video of the giant squid in its natural habitat. She'll be telling us about the lessons she learned from that side of her career that she now applies to meeting the daunting current challenges of environmental monitoring, while sharing some of the spectacular photos and videos she's collected along the way.
More than 20 of our current grant and investment recipients will also be in town, so we'll be showcasing some of their projects as well.
Anyone working in, or interested in, marine technology is welcome, so feel free to pass on this invitation. We only ask that those who are attending register at our Eventbrite page so we can plan accordingly. This event will be in conjunction with an annual gathering of the Schmidt Family Foundation, so there will only be half as many tickets available as usual. Please sign up early.