Ocean Frontiers III:
Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & and New Blue economy

Delaware premiere of Ocean Frontiers III in Lewes

Tuesday, September 26

  • 6:30pm – Light reception
  • 7:00pm – Introduction & Ocean Frontiers III film
  • 8:00pm – Panel discussion and audience Q&A on the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan

Admission: Free and Open to the Public - Registration required (click here)

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Delaware's ocean use is growing rapidly, with massive new ships, soaring demand for offshore sand mining, and proposed wind energy development offshore. Our busy waters are also home to endangered whales and sea turtles, and support thriving fishing and recreation industries. It’s more important than ever that we plan ahead for responsible ocean growth.

Join us for the Delaware premiere of Ocean Frontiers III. This hopeful film explores the challenges at the heart of ocean conservation and development, presenting solutions from a range of people who are leading the way to a healthy and sustainable ocean future. Participate in the post-film conversation and learn how you can get involved.

The interactive panel discussion with regional experts includes:

  • Kari St.Laurent – Research Coordinator, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Delaware Coastal Programs
  • Capt. Stephen Roberts – Pilot, Pilots' Association for the Bay and River Delaware
  • Sarah W. Cooksey – Director of Conservation Programs, The Nature Conservancy in Delaware
  • Rich King – Owner, Delaware Surf Fishing
  • Prof. James Corbett – Associate Director of Marine Policy, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware (Moderator)


Green Fire Productions





Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm

Admission: $6. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office,
302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

The Hampton Roads area of Virginia is relatively unknown nationwide, but it is the region whose vulnerability to sea level rise most affects military readiness and our overall national security. With 14 military installations spread across 17 local jurisdictions, it is our highest concentration of military assets in the country, where 1 in 6 residents are associated with our nation's defense. Their homes, schools, hospitals, and families are increasingly struggling to keep up with the effects of rising waters, and the military and all the surrounding municipalities are working towards solutions in the name of strengthening national security and enhancing economic prosperity.

Hampton Roads requires $1 billion in urgent infrastructure repairs with 900 miles of its roads and electric grid threatened by permanent flooding. Faced with these unprecedented challenges that can only be tackled by a wide range of stakeholders, from ordinary citizens to the U.S. Navy to local businesses, Tidewater demonstrates that an innovative whole-of-government problem-solving model being attempted by local and military leaders is the only way to ensure the continued strength of our national security, along with the continued prosperity of the region and the nation.

If Hampton Roads succeeds, it will mean success on several levels.  They'll save their homes, schools, businesses, the bases, and that's no mean feat.  But they'll also create a powerful template for success, a model other regions can use to prepare for and deal with disaster – and more: a model that can demonstrate how people, businesses and government can pull together to solve any complex problem. The story strikes a positive tone, highlighting the outsized capabilities of Hampton Roads to show the nation and the world how it can be done. Lots of hard choices and sacrifices will have to be made in order for the plan to succeed, but if they get it right, human communities everywhere will have a roadmap. [2017, US, Runtime: 40 minutes, Rated: NR].

Post Screening

A post-screening Q&A will take place with the following panel of guests:

  • Dr. Chris Sommerfield, Professor of Oceanography, University of Delaware
  • Danielle Swallow, Program Manager Resilient Community Partnership (DNREC)
  • Judy G. Rolfe, Tidewater Assistant Producer and Filmmaker