Past Event

The Voyage of Volcanoes of the Deep Sea

Image - The Voyage of Volcanoes of the Deep Sea
Fri, Oct 4 2013 - 12:00pm

Dr. Richard A. Lutz, Director, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University; Science Director, IMAX Films
Dr. Jaleh Daie, Managing Partner, Aurora Equity, LLC; Member, Board of The Commonwealth Club of California - Moderator

Come with us on a voyage to a place where the world began, on a journey miles beneath the sea close to the center of the Earth. Experience a fantastic new world barely glimpsed by human – a vast land where no life seems to survive, or so we thought.

The depts of the ocean remain one of the last great mysteries of Earth. Far below the waves is an incredible place teeming with life that few people have seen. Now you can be there, 12,000 feet before the ocean's surface, inside an un paralleled undersea volcanic world filled with strange creatures, dramatic landscapes and the mystery of an ancient species, one of the Earth's greatest survivors, that is decorating the deep sea floor with its strange hexagonal trademark.

Through the use of new film and science technologies, Volcanoes of the Deep Sea propels us from the dramatic sea cliffs of Spain, through two oceans, into deep-sea sites dense with astounding life forms and the far reaches of space.

After viewing the 42-minute film, Join Dr. Lutz in a discussion of his work and the importance of deep sea explorations and discoveries. Learn about the world under the that few know but which is critically essential to all Earth's sustainable existence.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Ann Clark
Also know: Part of the New Visions for the Environment series