Symposium News, NASA Astronaut Joins Speaker List

It’s official! NASA astronaut Dr. Rick Linnehan will be giving a special presentation to the attendees of the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Contaminated Sediment Symposium. 

A veteran of four space flights, Dr. Linnehan has logged over 58 days in space, including 6 EVAs (spacewalks) totaling 42 hours and 11 minutes. In August 2009 Linnehan returned to the Astronaut Office after completing a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Boston, MA.  Dr. Linnehan is currently assigned to a 12-month tour of duty at NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Linnehan, who served as chief clinical veterinarian for the U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program before joining NASA, is a truly engaging speaker who is able to convey the diverse and intriguing experiences of his life to audiences in a fun and compelling manner.
While the other symposium presentations might be a little bit more down-to-Earth (literally speaking), we are no less excited by the rest of the lineup of fantastic speakers we have planned for the day.

The 2012 Contaminated Sediment Symposium is being held at an intimate venue in Liberty State Park near the Statue of Liberty.  There are still a few seats left but you will need to act quickly.

Contact Aqua Survey’s Don Nazario ASAP ( or 908-347-4104) to inquire about available seats.