Next week, twenty SCUBAnauts from three Chapters (St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs and Lake Hitchcock will be attending Capital Hill Oceans Week in Washington, DC . Capital Hill Oceans Week (CHOW), sponsored by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF), provides our ‘nauts with a great opportunity to meet ocean explorers, science and policy leaders. In 2008, while attending this event, SCUBAnauts were invited by White House staff to meet with the First Lady Laura Bush. In 2009, the NMSF recognized SCUBAnauts International for its volunteer and environmental work. This year will have particular significance with the focus on “Clean Energy and a Healthy Ocean: Navigating the Future”. The ‘nauts will have the opportunity to meet and discuss these issues with members of Congress, including Congresswoman Corrine Brown, as well as ocean and energy experts.