Ocean acidification is a global menace. That’s why we are sparking awareness of the issue with a series of international screenings celebrating World Ocean Day 2009. The “official” WOD is really June 8, but that’s a Monday. So we’re inviting everyone to begin celebrating with A Sea Change on Saturday, June 6.

Saturday, June 6, at 3 pm EDT we’re webcasting a live panel discussion, partnering with the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, including filmmakers Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby, and John Cronin, Director and CEO of Beacon Institute. Click here for Live Web Cast on June 6 at 3:00 pm EDT. [Note: the link will not be functional until we’re actually streaming, at 3 pm June 6.] We’ll be accepting emailed questions, angela at, and tweets to aseachange.

Contact us if you’d like to be involved!

Thursday, June 4

AUSTRALIA: Hobart, Tasmania: A Sea Change screens at 7 pm, The Philip Smith Centre, 2 Edward St, Glebe. Dr. Donna Roberts will be their special guest. She is an ocean acidification scientist specialising in the impact of CO2 on shelled ocean fauna – particularly pteropods.

Friday, June 5

USA: Olympia, WA: People for Puget Sound present SeaCinema!, a two-day festival of ocean films. A Sea Change screens at 6 pm, Capitol Theater.

Saturday, June 6

USA: Beacon, NY: Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries. 1 pm, A Sea Change screens; 3 pm, live webcast panel with filmmakers Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby, and Beacon Institute CEO John Cronin. Free; advance registration required.

Puhi, Kauai, HI: Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center with Save Our Seas, 5:30 pm.

Wailuku, Maui, HI: with Maui Ocean Center and Coral World International

ICELAND: Reykjavík: with the Icelandic Environment Association

SPAIN: Madrid: Cosmo Caixa, Alcobendas. Two screenings. Visit the website for the schedule:

Barcelona: Aquarium; Vilanova i la Geltrú, at the Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ingeniería de Vilanova, C/ Víctor Balaguer, s/n. 6:30 p.m. (18:30 h), Salón de Actos, organizers: Agrupació per a la Protecció del Medi Ambient, Museu del Mar de Vilanova i la Geltrú, with the collaboration of: EPSEVG (Escola Politècnica Superior d’Enginyeria de Vilanova), LAB (Laboratori d’Aplicacions Bioacústiques), CRIA and the Town Hall of Vilanova i la Geltrú. Michel André of LAB will moderate the webcast panel discussion. Here’s the link to their website for information on the screening: Arctia.

Valencia: Oceanogràfic

Palma de Mallorca: Aquarium

AUSTRALIA: Sydney: Australian Museum begins screening A Sea Change. Screenings run through the end of their climate change exhibit August 16.

Sunday, June 7

USA: Salem, MA: Salem Sound Coastwatch presents A Sea Change, followed by adiscussion and reception, 10 am at Cinema Salem. Free. RSVP to 978-741-7900 or [email protected].

San Diego, CA: Sea Rocket Bistro presents A Sea Change, 7 pm.

Monday, June 8

USA: Washington, DC: Screening an excerpt of the film plus testimony by co-producer Sven Huseby to kick-off Capital Hill Oceans Week (CHOW)

Silver Spring, MD: Screening on the NOAA campus for staff

New York, NY: Screening for UN delegates

San Diego, CA: Sea Rocket Bistro presents A Sea Change, 7 pm.

St. Petersberg, FL: International Ocean Institute, University of South Florida.

SPAIN: Málaga, with IUCN Mediterranean and the Town Hall of Málaga, at the Center for Contemporary Art (CAC) in Málaga. The screening will take place at 11:00 a.m. and will include a panel discussion with Juan Jesús Martín from Aula del Mar and Rami Abu Salman from IUCN-Mediterranean, as well as local ocean science experts. Here’s the link to the IUCN website.

FRANCE: Biarritz, with Surfrider Foundation Europe

THE NETHERLANDS: Rotterdam: University of Delft screening 24-min. excerpt. The film will be shown at the Rotterdam Zoo, in conjunction with the World Ocean Day conference taking place there. For more information,

Wednesday, June 10

USA: San Francisco, CA: Ocean Health sponsors World Oceans Day Film Festival, including A Sea Change. Victoria Theatre, 16th St. & Mission St. 7:00 pm. $10.

Friday, June 12

USA: Mancos, CO: Montezuma Climate Action Network sponsors A Sea Change at Cortez County Recreation Center, 7:15 pm. Free. For more info call 970.564.4080.

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