Announcement of the public memorial for Ed

Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues,

Please see the following announcement for the public memorial that will be held July 9th, 2016 at 2pm. We hope to see you all.

Memorial for Edward Lancelot Miles

December 21, 1939 – May 7, 2016

Edward Lancelot Miles, extraordinary scholar in marine affairs, climate impacts, and environmental management, died on May 7, 2016 from complications of Lewy Body Dementia. He was 76.

We invite you to join us on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., in Meany Hall on the campus of the University of Washington to celebrate and pay tribute to the visionary citizen scientist and leader, mentor, teacher, colleague, and friend that Ed was to so many, as well as our beloved husband and father. A reception will follow. All are invited. (Please note: parking is free after 12:00 noon in the UW Central Parking garage.)

To assist us in planning for the memorial and the reception, please RSVP if you will be attending by clicking on the link below:

RSVP here.

For more information about the memorial and to leave your own tributes to Ed, please see: We hope to see you at there.

With warmest regards,

The Miles-Karpov family, The Climate Impacts Group, and The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

*All are invited, so please share this invitation with others who knew Ed or who may be interested.*

If you will be traveling to Seattle from out-of-town and have any questions or need assistance with lodging, please contact Adrienne Karpov at

Some lovely tributes have been written about Ed and his life and career:

At the request of the Miles-Karpov family, if you, or others you know, wish to make a gift in tribute to Ed Miles, please consider donating to the Ed Miles Memorial Scholarship Fund (UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs), and/or the Climate Impacts Group Innovation Fund (UW Climate Impacts Group). Gifts can be made online at the UW Foundation website, via check, or via a securities transfer. For online giving, please click on the following links to access these two funds:

If you prefer to send a check or make a gift of securities, please contact Kyle Funakoshi in the College of the Environment or 206-221-6808.

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