The 2021 Program

July 6th

Decade of the Oceans
Blue Economy
Next Generation
Underwater
Exploration, Innovation and
Technology

July 7th

Unity in Space
Breaking Barriers in Space
Archaeology from Space
Mars
Beyond
Space
Junk

July 8th

Gorongosa &
Amazonia
Solo Exploration
of the Artic
Science &
Circumnavigation

July 9th

Sharks & Whales
GeoParks, Biodiversity and
Conservation
Tsunamis &
Giant Waves

July 10th

Members Only

DAY 1 - Lisbon / Gare Marítima de Alcantâra

July 6 | 9:30 - 17:25

OPENING SESSION | WELCOME TO THE GLOBAL EXPLORATION SUMMIT

9:30 - 10:00 (Lisbon, GMT +1)

OPENING SESSION

Message from Rita Marques - Portugal State Secretary of Tourism
Message from Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa - President of Portugal

Explorers Club President - Richard Garriott
Amanda Gorman's “Earth Rise”
Message from Prince Albert of Monaco
Ricardo Serrão Santos - Minister of Sea | Portugal

SESSION 1 | DECADE OF THE OCEANS

10:00 - 10:30 (Lisbon, GMT +1)

WELCOME TO THE GLOBAL EXPLORATION SUMMIT

10:00 - 10:30

Ocean Rise

James Cameron
Ray Dalio
Sylvia Earle - National Geographic Explorer/Founder, Mission Blue Ted Janulis (Moderator)

10:30 - 10:55

Portugal and Oman: Connecting the Past, Shipwreck of Vasco de Gama's Esmerelda, A Three Flag Expedition

David L. Mearns OAM, FI'91
Luís Araújo - President of Portuguese Tourism Board

10:55 - 11:25

COFFEE BREAK

11:25 - 11:35

The Digital Ocean, a vision of the future proposed by the NATO Unmanned Maritime Systems Innovation Advisory Board

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux — Founder/CEO, Global Space Ventures

11:35 - 11:50

Ocean Visions: Catalyzing Solutions for Ocean Health and Climate

Presenters:
Emanuele Di Lorenzo - Chairman, Ocean Visions + Director & Professor, Ocean Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Brad Ack - Executive Director & Chief Innovation Officer, Ocean Visions Inc.

Fiorenza Micheli - Co-director, Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions and of Hopkins Marine Station + David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science, Stanford University

11:50 - 12:45

Blue Economy

Craig Eason (Moderator)
João Sousa
Clément Galic
Angelica Kemene
Tiago Cunha
Nir Gartzman - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, theDOCK

12:45 - 14:15

LUNCH

DAY 1 - Lisbon

July 6 | 9:30 - 17:25

SESSION 2 | EXPLORATION AND INNOVATION

14:15 - 14:25

1001 solutions - Space, Land and Oceans

Bertrand Piccard - Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation

14:25 - 14:45

Project CETI (Cetacean Translation Initiative): Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deciphering the Spermese Rosetta Stone

Prof. Dan Tchernov

14:45 - 15:00

PROTEUS

Fabien Cousteau

15:00 - 15:15

Exploration Technology Opening the Deep Frontier

Victor Vescovo

15:15 - 15:30

COFFEE BREAK

15:30 - 16:00

Exploring Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Santiago Pardo Sanchez (Moderator)
Andras Forgacs - Founder of Modern Meadow
Inna Braverman - Founder and CEO of Eco Wave Power
Rebecca Henderson, Sustainable Businesses HBS prof
Lou Cooperhouse - President and CEO of BlueNalu

16:00 - 16:20

NextGen Platforms for Cetacean Field Research

Martin T. Nweeia, D.D.S., D.M.D.

16:20 - 16:35

State of the Art Innovations

ElectricBlue CRL - Fernando P. Lima and Rui Seabra - “Cutting-edge Temperature Monitoring Across Multiple Scales”
Salty Co - Julian Ellis-Brown
Dr. Iaian Kerr - "SnotBot - How Drones are Radically Changing Whale Research”

16:35 - 16:45

The AYR Project

Pedro Gaspar - Future Business Technology Director at CEiiA

16:45 - 16:55

My Octopus Teacher (V)

Craig Foster

16:55 - 17:25

Endurance 2022

Richard Garriott — Explorers Club President
Mensun Bound — Director of Exploration, Ocean Infinity and Trustee Falklands Islands Maritime Heritage Trust)
John Shears — Expedition Leader

19:30 - 21:30

Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 - Lisbon / Gare Marítima de Alcantâra

July 7 | 10:00 - 16:30

SESSION 3 | SPACE

10:00 - 10:15 (Lisbon, GMT +1)

Introduction by Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott — Explorers Club President
Rusty Schweikert - Apollo 9 & Skylab Astronaut
Manuel Heitor - Portuguese Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education

10:15 - 11:00

Space #1: Unity in Space

Richard Garriott (Moderator)
Ricardo Conde - Presidente of the Portugal Space Agency
Dr. Moriba Jah
Danica Remy
Marc O'Griofa

11:00 - 11:35

Space #2: Breaking Barriers in Exploration & Science

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux (Moderator)
Anousheh Ansari
Dr. Nina Lanza
Elizabeth Turtle

11:35 - 11:50

COFFEE BREAK

11:50 - 12:30

Space #3: Frontiers in Space

Richard Garriott (Moderator)
Dr. Alan Stern — Principal Investigator, New Horizons
André Kulpers - ESA astronaut
Mike Lopez-Alegria — NASA astronaut

12:30 - 14:00

LUNCH

DAY 2 - Lisbon

July 7 | 10:00 - 16:30

SESSION 4

14:00 - 14:15

Music and Nature: Combining Passions to Build a Life in Exploration

Ben Mirin

14:15 - 15:00

Archaeology

Dr. Beverly Goodman - "Learning from Ancient Tsunamis to Plan for the Future"
Dr. Sarah Parcak - "Seeing the Past from Space”
Dr. Gino Caspari and Trevor Wallace - "Nomadic Archaeology"

15:00 - 15:20

COFFEE BREAK

15:20 - 16:00

Exploring the Extremes of Human Physiology

David Blaine in conversation with Richard Garriott

16:00 - 16:20

Exploring the Yanomami Microbiome

David Good - "My experiences living with my Yanomami family and conducting pioneering research that will help redefine our understanding of the skin and gut microbiome"

16:20 - 16;30

Sounds of Nature

Ben Mirin

DAY 3 - VIRTUAL

July 8 | 12:00 - 19:20

SESSION 5

12:00

EXPLORING WITH THE EXPLORERS CLUB

Introductions by Dr. Ken Lacovara — 2019 Explorers Club Medalist
Dr. Bolortsetseg (Bolor) Minjin - “Mongolian Dinosaurs and Fossil Trade”
Dr. Ayana Flewellen - "Diving With a Purpose: Community Driven Conservation and Preservation for the Future"
Dr. James Delgado - "Identifying the Wreck of Clotilda: The Last Known Transatlantic Slave Trade Vessel known to Bring Captive Africans to the US"
Dr. Matt Carte - Major Projects Foundation: “Trouble in Paradise: The Ghost Wrecks of the Pacific”
Hayley Arceneaux - "A New Generation of Space Explorers"
Dr. Sian Proctor - "The Persistent Astronaut"
Nungshi & Tashi Malik - “Twin Climbers or Twin Sisters on a Quest!”

16:45 - 19:20 (Lisbon, GMT +1)

FIRST CIRCUMNAVIGATION | A GLOBAL EXPLORATION

16:50 - 16:55 Opening

Welcome Remarks

Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs | Portugal

16:55 - 17:45

Panel #1: Causes and Consequences of the First Circumnavigation

The Journey that Changed the World
- Mario Augusto (moderator) | Portugal

Thirty years that changed the world: 1492-1522
- Juan Marchena | Spain

The origin and meaning of Fernão de Magalhães’ Endeavour
- José Manuel Garcia | Portugal

Imperial borders and the first globalization
- Rafael Valladares | Spain

17:45 - 18:35

Panel #2: Legacy and Evolution of the First Scientific Expedition

Scientific Context and Consequences of the first Circumnavigation
- Henrique Leitão (moderator) | Portugal

Observing the Sky, Measuring the Stars and Inquiring the Size of the Sea and the Land
- Commander Carlos Valentim | Portugal

Oceans, 500 years later
- Luis Menezes Pinheiro | Portugal

500 years later: Health and pandemics in a global context
- Carlos Méndez | Argentina

Pharmacy in the expedition of Magellan and Elcano
- Cecilio J. Venegas | Spain

18:35 - 19:15

Roundtable: An ocean of cultures. Multiculturality vs Global Culture

Symbolic and patrimonial value after 500 years)
- José M. Núñez (Moderator) | Spain

Societies originating from South America and globalization
- Jorge Hidalgo Lehuedé | Chile

Oceans of alterity. Women’s status, roles and representations - (dis)connected worlds
- Amélia Polónia | Portugal

Magellan’s Journey: Impetus Towards Philippines’ Evolution as the Melting Pot of Eastern and Western Cultures
- Dr. Judy Ann O. Ferrater-Gimena | Philippines

19:15 - 19:20 CLOSING

Farewell Remarks

José Marques | Portugal

DAY 4 - Azores / Teatro Micaelense

July 9 | 10:00 - 16:50

SESSION 7 | Azores - São Miguel Teatro Micaelense

10:00 - 10:15 (Azores, GMT +0)

Welcome from Azores Government Official
Sylvia A. Earle, National Geographic Explorer/Founder, Mission Blue

BIODIVERSITY IN THE AZORES

10:15 - 11:10

Oceans

- Dr. Emanuel Gonçalves (Moderator)
Chief Scientist and Member of the Board of the Oceano Azul Foundation; Associate Professor at ISPA and Researcher at MARE, Portugal — "The Ocean Emotional Connection: From Portugal and Azores to the World"

- Dr. Telmo Morato, Senior Researcher at Okeanos
University of the Azores, Portugal — “Deep Ocean Exploration Can Inform Conservation and Sustainable Management”

- Dr. Alan Friedlander
Chief Scientist National Geographic Pristine Seas Program, University of Hawaii - “Lessons from the Last Wild Places in the Ocean”

- Dr. Beverly Goodman
Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel — “The micropaleontology of Pristine Seas: the mighty foraminifer, one of the ocean's smallest unsung heroes”

- Dr. Enric Sala
Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic and Leader of the Pristine Seas Program — "The ocean protection and sustainable uses' targets for 2030, their importance and how to get there"

- Paul Rose
Expedition Leader of National Geographic Pristine Seas and Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society — "An explorer’s view on science and exploration to advance ocean conservation, from Antarctica to the tropical Pacific, Azores and Selvagens"

11:10 - 11:55

Whales

- Professor Dan Tchernov
"Looking for Intelligent Lifeforms on Earth: Project CETI (Cetacean Translation Initiative)"

- Dr. Martin Nweeia
D.D.S., D.M.D. - "Unlocking The Genetic Code for Arctic Marine Mammal Adaptation"

- Amos Nachoum
Wildlife Photographer, Explorer, and Conservationist"

11:55 - 12:25

Sharks

- Dr. Rima Jabado
A fish story: Sharks fisheries in the future

- Jorge Fontes
“Exploring the Oceans with Sharks and Mobula Rays Using New Non-Invasive Tags”

- Dr. Francesco Ferretti
“Chasing White Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea”

12:25 - 12:45

SILENCE: Know Yourself

Erling Kagge

12:45 - 13:05

The Giant Waves of Portugal

Hugo Vau in conversation with Richard Wiese

13:05 - 14:25

LUNCH

DAY 4 - Azores - Teatro Micaelense

July 9 | 10:00 - 16:50

SESSION 7 | GEOPARKS, BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

14:25 - 15:05

The Beauty & Necessity of National Parks

- João Carlos Nunes - PhD on Volcanology-Azores University, “GEOPARKS: when “GEO” means (much) more than geology”
- George Kourounis - RCGS Explorer-in-Residence, “Living In The Shadow of Volcanoes”
- Shelton Johnson - Park Ranger at Yosemite National Park, U.S. National Park Service

15:05 - 15:20

A Reason to Love Bats

Dr. Rodrigo Medellin - "Reason(s) to Love Bats"

15:20 - 15:35

One Health: How Protecting the Planet Protects our Health

Dr. Alexander F. More — Long Island University (NYC), Climate Change Institute (UMaine), Harvard University

15:35 - 15:50

Lessons I learned while walking Africa - Shedding light on environmental and social injustices

Mario Rigby

15:50 - 16:00

How Explorers are Changing the Map of the Artic

L. Mead Treadwell — Former Lt. Governor of Alaska (2010 to 2014)

16:00 - 16:20

The Azores: Crossroads for Explorers

Dr. Wade Davis, Professor of Anthropology, UBC

16:20 - 16:45

Our journey through the universe and why we need explorers

Dr. Brian Cox (moderated by Richard Wiese)

16:45 - 16:50

CLOSING REMARKS

Ricardo Serrão Santos - Minister of Sea | Portugal

16:45 - 16:50

SPECIAL MESSAGES

António Guterres - Secretary General of the United Nations

DAY 5 - Azores

July 10

MEMBERS ONLY

Field Work - TEC Network

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