Ocean Exploration: Illuminating the Unknown
Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Less than 5% of the world's oceans have been explored at depth. In other words, 95% of the ocean remains unseen by human eyes. Only three people have ever journeyed to the deepest known point of the ocean (the Mariana Trench), while 500 have traveled into space. We know more about the dark side of the moon than we do about our oceans, the lifeblood of our planet, and we have better maps of the surface of Mars that we do of the ocean floor. Why is this? Could the oceans hold the key to unknown energy alternatives, medical treatments, or food sources? Come listen to Paul Bunje describe how this indispensable natural resource could be the key to humanity’s survival.
Sr Dir of Oceans
Dr. Bunje is the Senior Director, Oceans, at XPRIZE, bringing his unique ability to bridge the gap between science and society to the XPRIZE Oceans Initiative and leading the identification of solu...Show the rest
Dr. Bunje is the Senior Director, Oceans, at XPRIZE, bringing his unique ability to bridge the gap between science and society to the XPRIZE Oceans Initiative and leading the identification of solutions to the challenges facing our world’s oceans.
Previously, Dr. Bunje served as the founding Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions and Managing Director of the LA Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability.
Dr. Bunje has served as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the EPA and as an educator at science museums in California and Minnesota. He has conducted scientific research in Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific—providing first-hand insight into the diverse challenges we face in protecting critical habitats and communities.
Dr. Bunje is trained in biology, with a B.S. from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.Hide the rest