The Center for Climate Journalism and Communication is pleased to announce that Dr. Sylvia Earle will be its inaugural Climate Communicator in Residence. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend public programs with the legendary oceanographer, dubbed as Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, this September.

About Dr. Sylvia Earle

Dr. Earle, the first woman appointed Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has been named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and the first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine. She is also the National Geographic Society’s first Explorer in Residence. Amongst her myriad achievements, Earle has led over 80 expeditions, lived underwater for two weeks, and set the world untethered diving record in 1979. She is the recipient of dozens of honorary doctorate degrees and the 2009 TED Prize to establish a global network of marine protected areas, work which she continues to pursue as President and Chairman of Mission Blue / The Sylvia Earle Alliance.

Public Programs

Tuesday, September 26, 12pm at ANN Forum

Sylvia Earle and Los Angeles Times environment reporter Rosanna Xia join in conversation to discuss the state of the Pacific Ocean on the occasion of Earle’s residency with the Center for Climate Journalism and Communication and the publication of Xia’s book, California Against the Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline. This event will be moderated by CCJC Director Allison Agsten. To register, click here.

Thursday, September 28, 2pm at ANN 106

Sylvia Earle shares wisdom for a new generation of environmental advocates in a wide-ranging talk that includes personal insights from her celebrated career as an oceanographer, explorer, and federal official. To register, click here.

Additional Programs

In addition to public programs, Dr. Earle will convene with faculty at USC’s new Sustainability Hub to discuss pressing issues related to the ocean. She will also meet with local environmental journalists and host office hours for USC students engaged with climate issues. Students interested in signing up for office hours may inquire about participation at