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, February 8

When the Rains Fail, the Mountains Rise

Adrian Borsa, geophysicist

The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns. Geophysicist Adrian Borsa will describe how the loss of water across the west is causing the entire region to rise like an uncoiling spring.

Monday, March 14

El Nino and Our Urban Ocean

Julie Thomas, Executive Director, Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System
Sarah Giddings, Assistant Professor, Coastal Oceanography

Southern California has been bracing for the effects of a strong El Nino year, with concerns about large surf, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding on the minds of all of us who call the Southern California Coast home. Join us to learn about how El Nino is impacting our urban coastal zone and how coastal monitoring, including a community-based observing program, Urban Tides, is essential for informing how we adapt to rising seas.



Monday, April 11

A Seaet at the Table: UC San Diego at the Paris Climate Conference

Margaret Leinen, V. Ramanathan, David Victor, and Kaitlyn Lowder, COP21 Participants

Fifteen physical scientists, political scientists, and students from UC San Diego were part of the University of California delegation to the 21st Conference of the Parties, more commonly known as COP21, the latest in a series of negotiations held annually under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The outcome was a landmark agreement to fight climate change signed by 195 countries, as well as inclusion of ocean science in final COP agreements text for the first time. Join us for an insiders look at the conference and find out from local participants why this agreement holds great promise for the future.




Monday, May 9

Seventh Annual Charles David Keeling Memorial Lecture

Speaker to be announced

Please join us for the seventh annual Charles David Keeling Memorial Lecture. The Keeling Lecture series is in memory of distinguished Scripps Professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate science and Scripps.




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