Michele Westmoreland Photo Exhibit in French PolynesiaThe Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation hosts numerous events each year to engage and educate the public about marine conservation issues. These range from scientific presentations to photography exhibitions and film premieres.

Most of our live events are open to the public. We hold events in many countries where we work and near our headquarters in the greater Washington DC area.




Select Past Events:

Coral Reefs Through the Lens

October 18, 2016 6:30-8:00pm
National Aquarium
501 E Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Coral Reefs Through the Lens Photo (c)Michele Westmorland/iLCPWe held an event at the National Aquarium on October 18 from 6:30-8:00 pm with an evening of food, drinks, and beautiful coral reefs. In the latest installment of the Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series Captain Philip G. Renaud, Executive Director of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, took attendees on a tour of the world, showcasing magnificent coral reefs, informing us of their relevance and why we should care, and demonstrating the Foundation’s creative use of film and media arts to inspire and educate.

In the 2016 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series, “Creative Conservation: Sharing New Perspectives on Nature,” the National Aquarium explores how words, photos and films shape the way we understand the diversity of life on our blue planet and the delicate balance that holds it all together.


World Oceans Day Film Premiere
Celebrate World Oceans Day with the Living Oceans Foundation at our film premiere

June 5, 2016 5-8pm
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second St.
Annapolis, MD 21403

We celebrated World Oceans Day at the Living Oceans Foundation’s 3rd annual film screening. This year, we showed Coral Reefs: Trouble in Paradise, a film about coral bleaching in the Chagos Archipelago, a remote island chain in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The film premiere of the film was followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and scientists, a special report on the ongoing global coral bleaching event, and a plastic-free reception.



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We took part in a panel about the role of photography in conservation, with our partners the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) during WiLDspeak. We were joined by Michele Westmoreland and Keith Ellenbogan who accompanied us on our research missions in French Polynesia and Palau respectively. The panel will share some of the images from the missions and also discuss the benefits of powerful imagery as a conservation tool.


Baltimore National Aquarium LogoA National Forum for Ocean Exploration

November 19, 2015
The National Aquarium
Baltimore, MD

Executive Director of the Foundation, Philip Renaud, participated in A National Forum for Ocean Exploration, a gathering of a significant segment of the US ocean exploration community. The Forum was hosted jointly by NOAA and the National Aquarium.


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