Marine Enviromental Awards Luncheon (MEAL)

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation is hosting the 10th annual Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon on Wednesday October 26, 2022 at the  Riverview Plaza Hotel.    Awards will be presented to an individual and an organization that have made outstanding contributions to marine environmental sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast Region.    


Dave Gallo with Compressed Cup
Dave Gallo with Compressed Cup

Keynote Speaker Dave Gallo

The keynote speaker at the luncheon will be Dr. David Gallo of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.  A pioneer in ocean exploration, Dr. Gallo is an enthusiastic ambassador between the sea and those of us on dry land.  Dr. Gallo works to push the bounds of oceanic discovery. Active in undersea exploration he was one of the first oceanographers to use a combination of manned submersibles and robots to map the ocean world with unprecedented clarity and detail.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Gallo has been at the forefront of ocean exploration, participating in and being witness to the development of new technologies and scientific discoveries that shape our view of Planet Earth.

David has participated in expeditions to all of the world’s ocean.   Most recently, he co-led an expedition to create the first detailed and comprehensive map of the RMS Titanic and he co-led the successful international effort to locate the remains of Air France Flight 447. He is presently involved in planning an international expedition to locate and document the wreckage of Ernest Shackleton’s ship, HMS Endurance.