Peter can speak from six minutes to one hour on why the ocean matters and the ways in which the ocean holds the keys to humanity’s survival, based on the concepts contained in THE ONCE AND FUTURE OCEAN. To request a review copy of the book or to schedule Peter for a speaking engagement, please email


13-14    United Nations: A World of Blue Inter-Parliamentary Hearing
              New York, New York

8           The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries History Conference
             Penobscot Marine Museum
             Searsport, Maine

19-21   Council of American Maritime Museums
             San Francisco, California

14-16   Water History Conference of the International Water History Assoc.
             Grand Rapids, Michigan

26         National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference
             Charleston, South Carolina

30          Bunker Memorial Lecture Series
              Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

13-15     Arctic Circle Conference
               Reykavik, Iceland

15           International Council of Maritime Museums
               Valparaiso, Chile


PETER NEILL is founder and director of the World Ocean Observatory, a web-based place of exchange for information and education about the health of the ocean. Neill previously served 20 years as President of the South Street Seaport Museum, New York, is co-founder of The Sound School and The Harbor School, and has dedicated his career to marine affairs. He lives in downeast Sedgwick, Maine with his partner Mary. The Once and Future Ocean (Leete's Island Books, 2016) is available wherever books are sold.