The BC Cetacean Sightings Network Presents: Sonic Sea
Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary, Sonic Sea, to learn more about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of noise pollution. The screening will be followed by presentations by the Program Manager of the Port of Vancouver’s ECHO (Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation) Program, Orla Robinson, and film producer Michael Jasny.
Orla Robinson has been working with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority since 2013 as Program Manager for the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program. She has 20 years of experience working in the field of environmental management and has lead the development and management of numerous collaborative science based initiatives bringing multi-interests together to better understand and finding solutions to complex environmental challenges. Orla holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Earth Science and a Masters degree in Groundwater Resources
Michael Jasny is a Senior Policy Analyst at NRDC and Director of its Marine Mammal Protection Project. He is an expert in the law and policy of ocean noise pollution, and has worked domestically and internationally for two decades through high-profile litigation, lobbying, science-based policy development, and public advocacy to improve regulation of this emergent problem. Michael is also engaged in securing protection for endangered marine mammal populations and their critical habitat, opposing development projects that threaten marine mammals off North America, and improving management of fisheries, whale-watching, and other sectors under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the nation’s leading instrument for the conservation of these species. Michael is an author or co-author of numerous publications in legal, policy, and scientific journals. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and J.D. from Harvard Law School.