WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18
- “Global Warming and Sea Level Rise” by Dr. François Primeau, Earth System Science UCI.
- “A Changing Climate for Coral Reefs” by Dr. Kristen Davis, Earth System Science UCI.
- “The Importance of Oceanic Subtropical Gyres as Debris Accumulation Zones and How They Effect Ocean Life” by Katie Allen, Executive Director of Algalita.
- “Empirical Mathematics in Constructing the Flying Proa” by Mario Borja, with CHE’LU.
- “Navigation without map or compass. Non-western cognitive skills” by Eric Metzgar of Triton films.
- “What’s so special about Pacific sailcraft?” by Simon Penny, UCI.
“Lata’s Wayfinding System and Climate Science.” Film screening and Q + A We, the Voyagers: Matou, Nga Maku Puna o Lata (56 minutes, 2017). A new film on the Tepuke of Taumako. The premiere of the new film documenting the revival of indigenous seafaring traditions in the Solomon Islands.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
- “Finding the Way Home” by Dr. Judy Flores, University of Guam.
- “The Science of Wayfinding: Can Ancient Knowledge and Values Inform Modern Conservation Decisions” by Angelo O’Connor Villagomez, with Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy, The Pew Charitable Trusts Pew Trusts.
- “The Role of Women in Navigating Social Change and Justice in the Marianas” Moñeka De Oro, Independent Guåhan, Our Islands are Sacred.
- “Beyond Restoration – Building a Future on Ancient Foundations” by Pete J. Perez, Executive Director of 500 Sails, Saipan.
- “Looking for the Alternate Solution” by Dr. Larry Raigetal with Waa’gey, a community foundation based in Yap, the Federated States of Micronesia.
- “Where We Go From Here” Closing Roundtable with Dr. Sylvia Frain, the University of Otago & the University of Guam.
- Spirits of the Voyage (30 – minute highlights, 1996. Dr. Eric Metzgar) Jesus Urupiy, a traditional navigator on Lamotrek Atoll in the Caroline Islands of the Western Pacific, resurrects an ancient Micronesian navigator initiation ritual called Pwo which is filmed for the first time.
- Waa’gey: Mysteries of the Wayfinding Voyagers (22 – minutes, 2016. Dr. Larry Raigetal) Waa’gey, a community-based organization in Yap, will share the documentary about their sail to the island of Guam (Guåhan) to attend the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FESTPAC) in 2016.