Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series

Time: 7–8 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30; lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Cost: Public $8, Students/Educators $5, Free for members

The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth’s mysteries in hundreds of research projects under way on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery. Services available for the deaf or hard of hearing.
For additional lectures, check our upcoming Ocean Author Presentations.


Monday, May 11

Sixth Annual Charles David Keeling Lecture

Dr. Clara Deser, climatologist from the National Center for Atmospheric Research

The Keeling Lecture series is in memory of distinguished Scripps Professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate science and Scripps. This year we are honored to host Dr. Clara Deser from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Clara is an internationally recognized expert on global climate variability whose research is focused how interactions between the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice influence climate.  Her presentation will focus current regional climate change in Europe and the US, and how much can be attributed to natural versus human causes.   Clara’s work addresses a longstanding challenge for climate communicators – articulating the reasons for differences between projections of global scale climate change, which are strikingly consistent across climate models, and projections of regional change, which are not.

  

 

Monday, June 8

The Amazing Diversity of Fishes 

Dr. Phil Hastings, Marine Biologist

Fish showed up in the fossil record about 50 million years ago, and today, they are the most diverse group of vertebrate animals on the planet. Phil Hastings, Scripps Professor, and Curator of the SIO Marine Vertebrate Collection, will discuss the global diversity of fishes and will be available to sign his recently published book Fishes: A Guide to Their Diversity (University of California Press). 

 

Monday, July 13

Glaciers Speak with Tongues of Ice 

Grant Deane, Physical Oceanographer

Join Scripps Oceanographer Dr. Grant Deane as he takes us on a journey to the Arctic to investigate the "language" of calving and melting glaciers. Learn how Grant and his colleagues are using science to answer the intriguing question - can we understand and project changes in the Arctic using the sounds of water and ice?


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