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The Explorers Club’s Global Exploration Summit (GLEX) Announces List of Outstanding Speakers

Global Exploration Summit (GLEX)May 23, 2019

NEW YORK, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Explorers Club—the preeminent exploration institution in the world with 32 chapters globally and more than a century of history—announced the Global Exploration Summit (GLEX, July 3-5, 2019) bringing together the world’s leading explorers and scientists for an extraordinary gathering, where they will share cutting-edge technology and innovations to propel us toward the next frontier in the future of exploration.

Marking the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the Earth, and the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, explorers from every continent will gather in Lisbon to proclaim their commitment to preserve nature and its wildlife through scientific inquiry and their inspiring stories. Set in the stunning backdrop of the Magellan homeland, within the Champlimaud Center for the Unknown, the University of Lisbon, and the Lisbon Aquarium, the summit will showcase the latest discoveries, plan future expeditions, and connect with the public through mass media and audience participation.

Among the historic achievements in scientific exploration, “Five Firsts” define the legacy of The Explorers Club—first to the North Pole (1909), South Pole (1911), Everest (1953), Marianas Trench (1960), and the Moon (1969).

Through this Global Exploration Summit, the leaders of world exploration will navigate to new horizons with the first of two summits, bringing together the world in the search for the unexplored. The second summit is planned for 2021. The Explorers Club’s leaders and international officials, at the closing of the first GLEX, will sign the Lisbon Declaration, committing all participants to a worldwide effort to inspire the public to protect our planet, reconnect with nature, and preserve its most pristine habitats.

The roster of speakers for the Global Exploration Summit includes world leaders in scientific exploration, such as:

Bertrand PiccardFounder of Winds of Hope, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, Solar Pilot, Circumnavigator and Global Explorer

Liv ArnesenAward-winning Polar Explorer, Author

Alan SternPlanetary Scientist, Space Program Executive, Aerospace Consultant and Author

Felicity AstonAward-winning Polar Explorer, Author

Fabien CousteauAquanaut, Ocean Conservationist and Documentary Filmmaker

Lee Rogers BergerAward-Winning Anthropologist, Explorer, and Author

Lindy Elkins-TantonLeader of the NASA Psyche mission, Director of the Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University

Alexander MoreAward-Winning Harvard Climate Scientist, Historian, Photographer and Explorer

Tim JarvisEnvironmental Scientist, Author, and Global Explorer

Richard WieseExplorers Club President, TV Host, Global Explorer

James GarvinNASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Scientist

Christine SpitenCo-Founder of Blueye Robotics

George KourounisStorm Chaser, Television Presenter, and Global Explorer

Don WalshOceanographer, First Person to Reach the Deepest Point in the Ocean, The Marianas Trench

José Manuel Núñez de la FuenteAnthropologist and Historian at the University of Seville, Spain

Beverly GoodmanArchaeologist, Geologist and Anthropologist, National Geographic Explorer

Joakim OdelbergPhotographer, TV Host, and Underwater Filmmaker

Madison StewartAward-winning Shark Conservationist, Free Diver and Filmmaker

Samantha JoyeAssociate Professor of Oceanography, Ecologist and Deep Ocean Explorer

Ken LacovaraAward Winning Paleontologist, discoverer of the Dreadnoughtus

Damien LeloupGlobal Explorer, ROV pilot, and Maritime Archaeologist

Laurence BergreenBiographer, Historian, and Chronicler of Exploration

Laurie MarkerFounder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund

For more information please visit: http://www.glexsummit.com/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheExplorersClubNYC

Twitter: @ExplorersClub

Media note:The GLEX Summit is inviting 3 members of the US media to travel to Lisbon to attend the summit.For consideration and qualification, please email Gareth Edmondson-Jones (below).

Media Contact:Gareth Edmondson-JonesGEJ, Ink GEJink@gmail.com 917 399-9355

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