The Island Institute is hosting a series of screening events showcasing our “Climate of Change” film series in February and March, 2016, in Portland, Boston, New York, and Washington D.C.
The films examine the effects on the fishing industry associated with climate change, including warming waters, lack of biodiversity, and ocean acidification. Across New England and the nation, fishermen and scientists are observing notable shifts in the ecosystem and dramatic changes on the water. These Island Institute film screenings will help introduce shellfish aquaculture as an example of economic diversification for fishing communities and will prove to be excellent opportunities for relationship building and dialogue exchange on climate change.
Program Overview 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Members-only cocktail reception with President Rob Snyder
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Climate of Change film event Part I: Warming Waters in the Gulf of Maine (6 min) Part II: Ocean Acidification in Alaska (9 min) Part III: Collapse and Adaptation in Apalachicola, FL (9 min) Part IV: The Future of Aquaculture (10 min)