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, March 9
Breathless Through Time: How Oxygen can Alter Evolution and Adaptation of Life in the Ocean

Dr. Erik Sperling, paleontologist

The oxygen content of Earth's oceans has changed dramatically through time, from virtually no oxygen to present-day levels, with important consequences for the evolution of life. Today, ocean oxygen levels are also changing as a consequence of global warming. Learn how low-oxygen settings in the modern ocean can inform us about the "explosion" of animal life more than half a billion years ago, mass extinction and the future of our oceans. 


Monday, April 13 

Atmospheric Rivers: California Rainmakers

Dr. Marty Ralph, climatologist

"Atmospheric rivers" are long, narrow bands of highly concentrated moisture that can carry as much water as Earth's largest rivers and can have profound impacts when they hit the California coast. Join Scripps researcher Marty Ralph as he describes their crucial role in both water supply and flooding across much of the U.S. West Coast, and how improved forecasting can help us harness these California rainmakers.


Monday, May 11

Charles David Keeling Annual Lecture

Speaker to be announced

Please join us for the sixth annual Keeling Lecture, in memory of distinguished Scripps Professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate science and Scripps. Speaker and topic will be announced soon. 


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