"Mr. Chase's extensive experience addressing ocean safety in American Samoa specifically has directly advanced the National Weather Service's recent education and outreach efforts in the Pacific Islands. His familiarity with different coastal communities, such as those on American Samoa, is valuable to the National Weather Service in making decisions on how to approach different coastal audiences and focus beach and ocean safety messaging." Allison Allen - Chief, Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch - NOAA NWS
"I have listened to Bruckner Chase speak many times — as an audience member, have shared the stage with him, and conversed one-on-one with him in the water — diving into many deep, useful ideas. Every time it’s inspiring, uplifting, fascinating and I’m left a better person. If you have the opportunity to learn from this waterman’s vast experience, practical insights, and epic stories, take it. Whether it’s near, on or under water, over a coffee, or in an auditorium Bruckner will leave you inspired to change the world.” Dr. Wallace J Nichols, BLUE MIND
"In all my years, I have yet to meet a more passionate, persuasive and enthusiastic advocate for the ocean than Bruckner Chase. Bruckner's remarkable journey as an ultra open-water swimmer, paired with an almost mystical appreciation for the sea that can only come from countless hours in and on it, makes his stories totally engaging and memorable." Hank Armstrong, Former VP Communications, Monterey Bay Aquarium
"What we do IN the ocean makes us athletes. What we do FOR the oceans and FOR our communities makes us Watermen and Waterwomen." Bruckner
Bruckner Chase is an internationally recognized ocean advocate and professional waterman whose athletic career spans the world in the most challenging adventures and events on water and land in some of the harshest conditions imaginable. Bruckner’s athletic pursuits and innovative, evidence based initiatives from American Samoa to Poland and the Jersey Shore provide opportunities to empower and positively impact individual and community behavior towards our shared aquatic environments while also building capacity and opportunities across multiple areas. He is a former executive who worked in international project and brand development for companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch and West Marine who traded a traditional office for an aquatic and community focused career with an innate understanding that mutually beneficial partnerships with measurable positive impacts are the foundation for sustainable initiatives and concept development. Bruckner is also a gifted and engaging speaker who brings the insights, knowledge and passion he confronts in the water to audiences around the world. Through his Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive Foundation he is personally and professionally committed to the mission: TO POSITIVELY IMPACT HOW WE FEEL, THINK AND ACT TOWARDS OUR OCEANS AND COMMUNITIES.
"Blue Journey American Samoa - Stronger Together, The Waterman's Way" - Honorable Mention Documentary Short - BLUE International Film Festival, Selection - German Polynesian Film Library, Selection - Beneath the Waves Film Festival, Selection - World Oceans Day Hawaii Film Festival, Selection - BLUE On Tour Film Festival, Made possible by a grant from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation - See more on the Ocean Positive Vimeo Channel
Decades in boardrooms, classrooms, waters and communities around the world have led to a vast knowledge base coupled with ocean wisdom from first hand experience to consult, design and oversee innovative programs and events while also serving as an expert witness in aquatic cases around the country
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