National Ocean Science Leader Delves into 'Healthy Oceans' at Scripps Oceanography


WHAT: Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, will present "Healthy Oceans: From Science to Policy," a free, public lecture highlighting the important links between ocean sciences and public policy, as the 11th annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture, presented by the Ocean Studies Board, part of the U.S. National Research Council.

Lubchenco, a marine ecologist and environmental scientist, has served as the first woman Administrator of NOAA since March 2009. Her scientific expertise includes oceans, climate change and interactions between the environment and humans. She has studied marine ecosystems around the world and championed the importance of science and its relevance to policy making and human well-being. In her role as scientist and administrator, she has provided scientific input to multiple U.S. Administrations and Congress on climate, fisheries, marine ecosystems and biodiversity.


WHEN: Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, 3 p.m.

WHERE: Sumner Auditorium, at the south end of the Scripps Oceanography campus; La Jolla Shores Drive, just north of El Paseo Grande in La Jolla.

PARKING: Complimentary parking will be available at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, a short walk to Sumner Auditorium. Complimentary UC San Diego shuttles run every 15 minutes from Birch Aquarium. Please allow 30 minutes for parking and transportation.

BACKGROUND: The Revelle Lecture was created by the Ocean Studies Board to honor former Scripps Oceanography Director Roger Revelle for his contributions to ocean sciences and his dedication to making scientific knowledge available to policymakers.

Lubchenco's presentation is the third Revelle Lecture given on both the West and East Coasts.

Lubchenco also gave a special presentation on March 2 at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Roger Revelle (1909-1991) was director of Scripps Oceanography from 1951 to 1964. He was one of the nation's most prominent oceanographers, a pioneer of climate change research and a world leader in the application of science and technology to help solve problems in developing countries. Long associated with the University of California, Revelle's vision and energies led to the establishment of the UC San Diego campus in 1960.

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