Ever wonder what's happening across the immense blue vastness of our world's oceans? Want to hear about the latest research in topics such as marine biology, coastal oceanography, seismology, and climate science?
If so, then Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and the "Frontiers of Oceanography ," a special one-day public seminar, is the place for you.
The Saturday, Oct. 14 event is a special presentation by leading Scripps research scientists on some of the most critical and difficult environmental and health issues facing society today. Topics include global warming, El Niño, coastal pollution, the loss of marine habitats, earthquakes and volcanoes, marine biodiversity, and pharmaceuticals from the sea.
The special guest speaker is Wally Schirra, one of the original seven NASA astronauts and an expert on space-based experiments and observing Earth from space.
Scripps scientists include:
Wolf Berger (moderator), an oceanographer and renowned expert
on how the ocean, atmosphere, and climate develop and change
Nancy Knowlton, a marine biologist/ecologist who explores the health and evolution of coral reefs and the impacts of natural and man-made environmental changes;
John Orcutt, a geophysicist who researches the deep-ocean seafloor
where most of the planet's earthquakes and volcanic activity takes
place, largely unobserved;
Richard Somerville, a meteorologist and climate expert who is a leader in policy discussions on the reactions of industries and governments to the prospects of global change; and
Clint Winant, a coastal oceanographer who researches the physical dynamics of the coastal oceans that affect erosion, beaches, weather, safety, and oil spills.
The event is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and is open to the public. Admission is $55 per person and seating is limited (lunch and parking included). For more information, call 858/822-4313.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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