COCO Speakers

Matt Brookhart

Chief Policy and Planning at NOAA, Office of National Marine
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Lonny Haynes

National Association of Underwater Instructors – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Colleen Flanigan

Living Sea Sculpture – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Captain Alfred McLaren

American Polar Society – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Janice Lopitz

Keep It Clean Partnership – Making Waves Speaker 2011 Ocean

Sarah Winter Whelan

Director, Regional Marine Conservation Project Ocean Ambassador Speaker 2014
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Alison Gannett

Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Daniella Dimitrova Russo

Plastic Pollution Coalition – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Dory Ford

Owner and head chef , CEO of Aqua Terra Culinary
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Synte Peacock

National Center for Atmospheric Research – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Rachel Bruce

Debate Coach with Denver Urban Debate League Ocean Ambassadors Speaker

Mark Stone

California’s 29th Assembly District – Making Waves Speaker 2013
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David Guggenheim

Ocean Doctor – Making Waves Speaker 2013 Blue Drinks 2014

Alex Earl

Project AWARE Foundation – Making Waves Speaker 2013

Dr. Steve Nerem

Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Expertise in Rising Sea Levels
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Gregory S. Stone PhD

Oceans Conservation International – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Blue Marbles Project, BLUEMiND – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Steve Weaver

Weaver’s Dive and Travel Center – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Daniel Basta

National Marine Sanctuaries – Making Waves Speaker 2011, 2012
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Dr. Sylvia Earle

Explorer in Residence, National Geographic – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Vicki Wedell

Chief Policy & Planning at NOAA, Office of National Marine
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David Mcguire

Sea Stewards – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Dianna Cohen

Plastic Pollution Coalition – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Richard Charter

The Ocean Foundation – Making Waves Speaker 2013

Andy Schultheiss

Policy and Political Strategist, Former District Director for Congressman Jared
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Lesley Smith

CIRES – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Bill Causey

National Marine Sanctuaries – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Paul Michael

Monterey Bay Sanctuary – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Dr. Susan Shaw

Marine & Environmental Research Institute – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Ryan Van Duzer

Travel Journalist, TV Personality, Adventurer and Activist Ocean Ambassador Speaker
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Steve Emmett-Maddox

Restore America’s Estuaries – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Caine Delacy

Coral Reef Ecologist – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Jared Polis

U.S. Representative for CO – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Cherlyn Seruto

The Stream Team Ocean Ambassadors Speaker 2014
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Marcus Eriksen

5 Gyres Institute – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Alex Antoniou

Fins Attached: Marine Research and Conservation – Making Waves 2012
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Jennifer Pitt

Environmental Defense Fund – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Stephen Palumbi

Ph.D. from University of Washington in marine ecology Blue Drinks
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Meghan Heaney-Grier

Freedive Champion – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Bonnie Monteleone

Director of Science, Research and Academic Partnerships for Plastic Ocean Project,
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Nicole Lovenduski

Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences – Making Waves 2011

Lee Lee

Artist, Ocean Advocate – Making Waves Speaker 2013
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Charlotte Vick

Sylvia Earle Alliance – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Ruby Stocking

Independent International Filmmaker – Making Waves 2013

Lauren Bond Kovsky

The River’s Path Blue Drinks Speaker 2014
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Louie Psihoyos

Ocean Preservation Society – Making Waves Speaker 2011, 2012 Blue
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Rod Salm

The Nature Conservancy – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Matt Lappe

Alliance for Climate Education – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Margo Pellegrino

Blue Frontier Campaign – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Jim Toomey

Sherman’s Lagoon – Making Waves Speaker 2011, 2012, 2013

Sarah Glaser

Fisheries Ecologist, University of Denver Ocean Ambassadors Speaker 2014

Natalie Jeremijenko

“The artist who talks with Fish” Blue Drinks Speaker 2014
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Anna Cummings

5 Gyres Institute – Making Waves Speaker 2011

John Armor

National Marine Sanctuaries – Making Waves Speaker 2013

Captain Phil Renaud

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation – Making Waves 2013
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Shawn Heinrichs

Blue Sphere Media – Making Waves Speaker 2011, 2012, 2013
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Holly Lohuis

Ocean Futures – Making Waves Speaker 2013
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Fabien Cousteau

Diver, Founder of Plant a Fish – Making Waves Speaker

Courtney Mattison

Artist, Ocean Advocate – Making Waves Speaker 2013
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Elaine Pease

Author, Even Sharks Need Friends – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Dennis Long

Monterey Bay & Channel Islands Sanctuary Foundation – Making Waves

Paul Michel

Superintendent of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Blue Drinks
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Asher Jay

Message in a Bottle Art – Making Waves Presenter 2012
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Jean-Michel Cousteau

Plant A Fish – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza

Executive Director of OceanFirst Institute Ocean Ambassador Speaker 2014

Glen Charnoski

COCO Volunteer and OA 2014 Graduate Ocean Ambassadors Speaker 2014
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Richard Boot

FishChoice.com – Making Waves Speaker 2012, 2013
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John Weller

The Last Ocean (film) – Making Waves Speaker 2011 Blue

Gregg Treinish

Adventures and Scientists for Conservation     Making Waves Speaker
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Samantha Stevenson

CIRES – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Erika “Echo” Bergman

ExplorOcean – Making Waves Speaker 2013

Lauren Riegler

Director of Outreach for Ocean First Institute Ocean Ambassadors Speaker
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Richard Theiss

RTSea Media – Making Waves Speaker 2103
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Claudio Garzon

Save Oceans and Seas – Making Waves Speaker 2012, 2013
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Milo Cress

Be Straw Free – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Dr. Bill Causey

National Marine Sanctuary, Regional Director of Southeast Atlantic, Gulf of
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Alexandra Miller

Denver Divers, Scuba Schools International – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Steve Emmet-Mattox

Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Programs with Restore America’s
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Roz Savage

Record-setting Ocean Rower – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Debra Jason

Professional Copywriter and Marketing Coach, Expertise in Social Media and
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Joanie Kleypas

National Center for Atmospheric Research – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Mark Spalding

The Ocean Foundation – Making Waves Speaker 2013
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Paddy Ryan

Johnson & Wales University – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Stephanie Tobor

Green Apple Supply – Making Waves Speaker 2011, 2013
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Romain Vakilitabar

Author, Matteo’s Day Off – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Dr. Alan Vajda

Professor of CU Denver and Environmental Endocrinologist OA Speaker 2014
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Casson Trenor

Greenpeace USA, Sustainable Sushi – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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David Helvarg

50 Ways to Save the Ocean – Making Waves 2011

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