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Lecture Series: Ocean Exploration and Protection for a Bold, Blue, and Prosperous Future

THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT. THERE IS A CHARGE OF $30 PER PERSON, PAYABLE AT THE DOOR. Please bring a check or exact change. If you would like to pay ahead of time, click here to pay through PayPal.

Mr. Tait has just been named The Geographer for the National Geographic Society in Washington D.C. He now heads the Map Policy Committee that determines geopolitical guidance for the Society. He provides mapping and geography expertise for the Society's research initiatives, including the Pristine Seas project with National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, and the Society's geographic education programs.

Before his appointment he was Chief Cartographer and Vice President at International Mapping Associates in Ellicott City, Md. He created maps for the National Park Service and an atlas of the National Marine Sanctuaries. He participated in international land and maritime boundary dispute cases before the world courts. For maritime boundaries, he assisted legal teams in the geographic interpretation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Mr. Tait has also worked as a Cartographer at the Washington Post and a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Maryland.

A cocktail reception will follow the lecture.

This special event is co-sponsored and hosted by Mote Marine Laboratory.

Space is limited and reservations are required. There will be a charge of $30 per person for both SWAC and Mote members, payable at the door. Valet parking will be available.

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