Dr. Leonard Sonnenschein

Dr. Leonard Sonnenschein |Clyto Access

World Aquarium and Conservation for the Oceans Foundation, USA

Keynote Speaker

Expertise: Designing and operation of public aquaria, exhibit design and construction, fisheries, aquaculture (several patents), aquatic sciences, ecology, aquariology.

Bio:

Leonard Sonnenschein has 48 years experience in keeping fish, 40 years experience in scientific research, 28 years experience in science education innovation, over 100 publications, and extensive performance in conservation collaboration, climate change issues and public awareness, Leonard Sonnenschein opened St. Louis Children’s Aquarium in 1993 and on June 8, 2004 (World Ocean Day) opened its expansion facility, the World Aquarium. Leonard regularly supervises students from over 50 universities which collaborate with the research component of the aquarium in facility development, exhibit design, fisheries, aquaculture (several patents), aquatic sciences, ecology, aquariology, legal frameworks, consumer awareness, cultural comprehension of environmental issues, and public understanding through field, conference and inter-governmental work. He also is considered an innovator in developing assessment oriented hands-on programs for schools and communities that are based on non-traditional education institution experience driven applications to learning standards. He regularly collaborates and consults with international agencies such as UNESCO, UNEP, WHO, International Ocean Institute, the Global Forum on Ocean, Coasts and Islands and is a co-founder of the World Ocean Network. Leonard chairs an international committee with over 85 countries represented. Leonard is chief scientific officer for GroFish, LLC and Aquagreen Foods, LLC as well as managing partner for Innovative Drug Manufacturing. LLC.

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