The Once and Future Ocean Lecture

The Mariners' Museum & Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Members: $Free
  • Non-Members: $5.00

Beginning with a discursive analysis of the most pertinent issues relating to the present condition on both land and sea, Peter Neill’s ONCE AND FUTURE OCEAN lecture provides a persuasive argument for how sustainability and careful use can establish a new paradigm for adaptation to a changing climate, and around which to build a new post-industrial, post-consumption based global community. This fundamental shift is directed toward the creation of a new "hydraulic society" wherein water in all its cycles and circles will determine how we live – from our buildings and cities to adaptations to extreme weather and climate change to the structures of governance by which we will succeed in an increasingly populated world.