Long Island Sound: Vital Resource

Please join us on Tuesday, June 19th at the beautiful UConn Avery Point campus for a panel discussion, tours and Innovation Connection networking event.

The panel topic will center on Long Island Sound, the vital estuary that lies between Connecticut’s southern shores and New York.  The Sound is a recreational, tourist and economic resource generating an estimated $5 billion in annual revenue through power generation, recreation, commercial fishing and shipping.  It’s also an important bellwether of the environmental health of our water resources. The Sound is home to 28 million residents living within 50 miles, 100 sewage-treatment plants lining its shores, roughly 120 species of fish and hundreds of bird species. 

Everyone is invited!

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
   
3-4 PM Panel Discussion: Long Island Sound – Economic, Recreational & Environmental ResourcePanelists: Jane Piper, CEO, Piper Environmental Group; Eric Watters, Sr. Mgr. & Compliance Lead, Pfizer; Mike Curtis, SES – Simplified Energy Solutions; John Hanson, CEO, Aquatic Sensor Network Technology LLC (AquaSeNT); Penny Vlahos, Depts. of Marine Sciences and Chemistry, UConn Avery Point 
   
  Moderator:  Bill Leahy, Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern   
   
Location: Marine Sciences Bldg. Room 103, UConn Avery Point Campus (address below)
   
4-6 PM Innovation Connection networking reception and tours
   
Location: Branford House, UConn Avery Point Campus, 1084 Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT 06340; (860) 405-9000

The panel discussion will be webcast on the CTiHub.

Please RSVP to attend this event.

 

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