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, September 14

Sea Level & Our Coastal Future

Reinhard Flick, Oceanographer

Sea-level rise will be one of the greatest challenges facing coastlines worldwide as the planet warms. Find out what San Diego can expect under different sea-level rise scenarios, how our coastal setting and development history influence sea-level rise exposure, and the range of adaptation options we have. 


Monday, October 12

The Really Big One  

Diego Melgar, Seismologist

Most people think that in the United States, the area around the San Andreas Fault poses the highest risk for a large earthquake. But the risk for a "great earthquake" and tsunami is highest in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the risks, the geologic forces behind the potential for a truly massive U.S. earthquake, and efforts underway to build warning systems for the western U.S.

Monday, November 9

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?

Perspectives Lectures: More Than 16 Million Online Views

Perspectives lectures are recorded monthly and can be viewed online through the UCSD-TV website. To date, these 130+ videos have been viewed more than 10 million times.

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