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Environment

FiRe maintains a continuous awareness of the world we depend on for survival, from the oceans to the atmosphere, from how we affect the environment to what technology can contribute to promote global environmental health.

 

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  • FiReFilms: “Chasing Coral” Q & A

    October 11, 2017

    "Chasing Coral", FiReFilms Featured Film of 2017 A Discussion with C. Mark Eakin, Coordinator, Coral Reef Watch, NOAA; Brian McInerney, Hydrologist, National Weather Service; Roger Payne, President, Ocean Alliance and Brian Moench


  • The SNS Carbon Trifecta: Harnessing the Flow of CO2

    September 29, 2016

    With Ray Gibbs, CEO, Haydale Plc; Jon Myers, Founder, Graphene Technologies, NovaMetallix, and Neural ID; Soroush Nazarpour, President and CEO, NanoXplore; and Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2 (a UC San Diego / UC Irvine partnership), and SNS Ambassador for Pure Science; hosted by Mark Anderson


  • Preserving Big Brains: The New Whale Protection Zone

    September 28, 2016

    With Christopher Clark, Imogene Johnson Senior Scientist, Cornell University, and Senior Advisor, Planet OS; and "Announcing the Biocomputer Comparison Toolkit: Finding the Most Powerful Brains on Earth" With Benjamin Smarr, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley; and Mark Anderson Hosted by Roger Payne, Whale Scientist, Founder/President of Ocean Alliance, and SNS Ambassador for Ocean Health


  • Building Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

    September 6, 2015

    Bibop Gresta, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ Deputy Chairman and COO


  • Commercializing Space: From the Moon to Mars

    May 21, 2014

    FiRe 2014: "Commercializing Space: From the Moon to Mars": Patti Grace Smith and Michael Sims; hosted by Larry Smarr


  • Outer Space Commerce: Increasing Humanity’s Prosperity on a Global Scale

    May 20, 2014

    FiRe 2014: Dinner Presentation: "Outer Space Commerce: Increasing Humanity's Prosperity on a Global Scale": Chris Lewicki; hosted by Mark Anderson


  • Roger Payne Talks About Humpback Whales In Park City

    April 16, 2014

    The man who is credited with discovering that humpback whales sing songs will be in Park City for the final guest in this season's Park City Institute's SNS Future in Review Speaker Series.


  • Planning the Earth’s Energy Sourcing

    May 23, 2013

    "Planning the Earth's Energy Sourcing": A conversation with Michael Shellenberger, President, Breakthrough Institute; Kevin Surace, CEO, Appvance; Tom Arnold, CEO, Gridium.com; Stefano Poli, CEO, Electro Power Systems; and Michael Pfeffer, CEO, Ibis Networks; Hosted by Ed Butler, Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC


  • “The Future of Cleantech”

    May 25, 2012

    A Conversation with Tom Matzzie, Founder and CEO, Ethical Electric Company; Dan Kapp, Director, Powertrain Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Co.; and Tony Lammers, President and CEO, MAR Systems; hosted by Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group


  • “From Ice to Ocean: Sea-Level Rise to Ocean Health”

    May 23, 2012

    James Balog, Photographer, Chasing Ice, and Founder, the Extreme Ice Survey; hosted by Roger Payne, Founder and President, Ocean Alliance


  • “Ocean Toxins: Discoveries and Remedies”

    May 23, 2012

    Roger Payne, Founder/President, Ocean Alliance; hosted by James Balog, Photographer, Chasing Ice, and Founder, the Extreme Ice Survey


  • “Remote Viewing in Underwater Cities”

    May 27, 2011

    With John Delaney, Professor, School of Oceanography and Paros Endowed Chair for Sensor Networks, and Director and PI for the Regional Cabled Observatory of NSF’s OOI; and Doug Stanley, CEO and Co-Founder, Ridgeline Entertainment; hosted by Michael Pfeffer, Managing Partner, Kolohala Ventures


  • “Polar Ice Volumes Over Time: Is the Climate Debate Over?”

    May 25, 2011

    A conversation with Wieslaw Maslowski, Research Professor of Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey; hosted by Larry Smarr, Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), UC San Diego and Irvine


  • “Providing Clean Water for 200 Million”

    November 11, 2010

    A conversation with Jin Zidell, Founder/Chairman, Blue Planet Network


  • “Restoring the Night Sky”

    November 11, 2010

    A conversation with Pete Strasser, Managing Director, International Night-Sky Association


  • “Searching for Life on Mars”

    May 14, 2010

    With Steve Squyres, Principal Investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission, and Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University; hosted by Larry Smarr, Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), UCSD and Irvine


  • “Peak Water”

    May 12, 2010

    With Wendy Pabich, Founder, Water Futures; Jonathan Leidich, President and CEO, Patagonia Adventure Expeditions; Tamin Pechet, CEO, Banyan Water LLC; and Rafael Simon, Venture Partner, VantagePoint Venture Partners; hosted by Russ Daggatt, Board Member, American Rivers


  • “Pollution Report on the World’s Oceans”

    May 22, 2009

    Roger Payne, Founder and President, Ocean Alliance; hosted by Cynthia Figge, Co-Founder, EKOS International and EkoHub


  • “Practical Strategies for Solving the Climate Problem”

    May 19, 2009

    Veerabhadran "Ram" Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Climate Sciences and Director, Center for Clouds, Chemistry & Climate (C4), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD


  • “An Urgent Need to Address Climate Change”

    May 22, 2008

    James McCarthy, a leader of the Nobel Prize-Winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Professor of Oceanography, Harvard University; hosted by Cynthia Figge, Partner and Co-Founder, EKOS International


  • “China and the Changing Face of World CO2 Emissions”

    May 22, 2008

    A conversation with Richard Carson, Professor and Past Chair, Department of Economics, UC-San Diego; hosted by Cynthia Figge, Partner and Co-Founder, EKOS International


  • “Earth on Fire: Rapid Response to Climate Crisis, Continuing the Necker Island Discussion”

    May 21, 2008

    With Elon Musk, CEO and CTO, SpaceX; and Lyndon Rive, CEO, SolarCity; hosted by Stephen Evans, Presenter, Business Daily, BBC World Service


  • CTO Design Challenge: “Fighting Urban Wildfires”

    May 21, 2008

    A panel of wildfire experts, including: Ron Roberts, Supervisor, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and military and fire personnel; with Larry Smarr, Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (the "FiRe Lab"), UCSD; Per-Kristian Halvorsen, CTO, Intuit; Brian Higbee, Director of SI Strategy, Symantec; Kelly Millsaps, CTO, Avanade; Kevin Walter, Director, Strategic Planning, Office of CTO, EMC Corporation; hosted by David Brin, Science Fiction Author and Physicist, and Co-Host of TV's "ArchiTechs" series


  • “Tesla Motors: The Cars of Tomorrow, Today”

    May 24, 2007

    A panel discussion with Martin Eberhard, CEO, Tesla Motors; Nate Lewis, George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, Caltech; and Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Global Environment and Energy Correspondent, The Economist; hosted by Elon Musk, Chair, Tesla Motors


  • “The Whale and the Wind Turbine: Biomimicry and Design”

    May 23, 2007

    A conversation with Janine Benyus, President, Biomimicry Institute; hosted by Cynthia Figge, EKOS International.


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