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Institutional Seminar

02/22/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
8610 Kennel Way La Jolla, CA 92037, US
Event Description: 

Institutional Seminar Series

Friday, February 22
Scripps Seaside Forum Auditorium

11:30 a.m. Pizza will be served
12:00 p.m. Talks begin

While single-use cups and plates will be available, we are asking everyone to bring their own reuseable items.*

Please join us for the Institutional Seminar Series - lunch sponsored by the Director's Office featuring the following speakers:

Clarissa Anderson - Ecosystem Science in the SCCOOS Region

The principal goal of the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) is to provide observations and value-added products to a diverse stakeholder community of managers and planners, scientists, and the general public. As one of eleven regional associations of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), SCCOOS has developed the capability to support operational decision-making and long-term assessment by implementing and leveraging observations from high-frequency radar, autonomous underwater gliders, shipboard surveys, shore stations, and output from a suite of operational and research models, many of which are available in near real-time. SCCOOS advocates for sustained and enhanced observations while supporting technology and product development through regional partnerships, such as with the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP). To this end, participation in a federally certified framework ensures that data products are useful and accessible, while preserving the necessary detail to support the scientific and educational communities. SCCOOS strives to balance the priorities of the IOOS enterprise with emerging advances in data science and technology in order to enhance regional capacity and relevance. A renewed emphasis at SCCOOS on integrating biological observations into national and global databases is strengthening our role in ecosystem science. This talk will highlight SCCOOS contributions to the areas of ecosystems, fisheries, and water quality, in particular, harmful algal blooms.

Jim Behrens  - CDIP: Measuring the Biggest Waves, and More

The Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP), established in 1975 here at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, maintains an array of directional wave buoys in US waters around the world, supported primarily by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  Decades of sustained observations subjected to quality assurance methods and quality control checks, and the efforts of the CDIP operations team to maximize uptime at each station, have provided the research community with an extensive data set of nearshore wave conditions and sea surface temperatures.  The newest generation of buoys are also equipped with surface current sensors.  In recent years, records have been set for maximum wave conditions measured at a number of long-running CDIP stations along both coasts of the continental US, in the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands.  The most energetic waves have the greatest impact on storm surge, run-up, erosion, and along-shore sediment transport, so establishing the characteristics and return periods of high-energy wave events is of particular interest to the USACE and coastal planners.  Sea surface temperature records have also been set in recent years at many CDIP stations.  This talk will focus on some of these recent extreme events and CDIP's methods for ensuring precise measurements and data access.

*The University of California system is committed to going zero waste by 2020, and we’re already diverting 69% of our solid waste from landfills system wide. UC San Diego needs everyone to pitch in with waste reductions efforts.  Bring your own plate and cup to the Institutional Seminar instead of using single-use items. #MyLastTrash

For more information on this event, contact: 
Romie Apostol
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