Events & Happenings

August 2017
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  10:30 AM Influence of Meltwater on Greenland Ice Sheet Dynamics9:30 AM Not-So-Silent Sea: Quantifying Coral Reef Soundscapes12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today12:30 PM Summer Student Poster Session
  12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today10:00 AM Coral Secrets: Mining the Past to Inform the Future12:15 PM At the Intersection of History, Philosophy, and Science3:00 PM Summer Student Research Forum
  3:00 PM Way Under the Sea: Imaging Rocks Beneath the Deep Ocean11:30 AM Joint Program Student Presentations8:00 PM Mapping the Wiring Diagram of Cellular Life
  3:05 PM There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today1:00 PM Submesoscale Restratification of the Arctic Mixed Layer
  1:00 PM Modeling of the Frontal Subduction of MAB Shelf Water Induced by Impinging Warm-Core Rings
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1:00 PM First Aid Advanced Module A12:15 PM Insights into Sulfur and Carbon Cycling in Marine Sediments from Dissolved Inorganic Carbon and Total Alkalinity Profiles11:00 AM Evolution of Tracer Filaments in the Ocean at an Unstable Front12:00 PM Arrival and Survival: Towards an Improved Understanding of Community Structure in the Marine Intertidal11:30 AM A History, Status Report, and Outlook for Proj.4, Originally Developed by Gerald Evenden of the USGS
1:00 PM First Aid Advanced Module B11:00 AM Variability and Trends at the Southern New England Shelfbreak1:30 PM First Aid Advanced Module C
3:00 PM Shifting Sands: Dealing with Coastal Erosion Through a Spectrum of Control Methods11:00 AM Anomalies in Surface Meteorology and Air-Sea Fluxes at the WHOTS8:00 PM Exploring the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia
3:05 PM Can Arctic Sea Ice Decline Drive a Slow-Down of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation?12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department Seminar today
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11:00 AM The Economics of Environmental Externalities: Evidence from Forest Fires in Indonesia12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today11:30 AM AOP&E Scientific Staff and Postdoc Presentations12:00 PM Impact of Extreme Climatic Events on Seabirds in the Southern Ocean12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
1:00 PM First Aid Advanced Module D3:00 PM History and Ecology of Clinging Jellyfish in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean7:30 PM A Scientist's Adventures in String Theory, TED Talks, Virtual Reality, Glider Planes, and Ocean Conservation
3:05 PM Using Laboratory Experiments to Understand Ice-Ocean Interactions
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Declining Oxygen in the Strait of Georgia: Why It Matters Where You Are12:15 PM Airborne and Satellite Passive Remote Sensing of Ocean Currents11:00 AM Modeling Seagrass Vulnerability in a Changing Climate12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:00 PM Life Beneath the Ice: How Tiny Ocean "Bugs" Fuel Arctic Ocean Ecosystems12:00 PM Stressful Times: Coral Reefs In Extreme Climate Zones
3:05 PM Heaving, Radius of Signal, Isopycnal Analysis and Changes of Circulation
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today
3:00 PM Radioactivity from Fukushima Six Years On
3:05 PM What Is Really Controlling Phytoplankton Communities and Primary Production in the Ocean?

Other Events and Notes of Interest


There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on November 24.


Presents “Donna Hébert & Max Cohen” on Sunday, November 26. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, $17 for members – with discounts for seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at or by calling
(508) 540-0320.


The library is beginning a new season of “Knitting at the Library.” This event takes place twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., throughout the winter. Rather than a class, this is a group of people who like to knit. However, all skill levels are welcome. People will be happy to interrupt their own projects to coach others. It is a nurturing environment, in the time-honored manner of neighborliness and encouragement. New participants are welcome to stop in and “try it out.” The library is having a big book sale just in time for holiday shopping, opening December 2 at 10 a.m. There will be a wide variety of books for sale, both venerable and very lightly used. A huge new donation of music on CD is included in this sale. The music includes sound tracks from films, classical music and jazz, including many collectible jazz vocalists. There are also DVD’s offered for sale. The book sale is run by a volunteer committee which spends hours preparing, arranging, and then keeping the books in order on the shelves and tables during the weeks of the sale. Many beautiful large-format books with stunning photography are in the sale, as well as many which celebrate the holidays. All the books and audio-visual materials are very reasonably priced, with a base price of 50 cents for small paper-backs, $1 for large paper-backs, and $2 for hard-backs. Special books may be marked a bit higher. All are welcome to come and browse and shop. Opening day will see the sale open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. After that, the sale is open whenever the library is open. The library is honored to be the recipient of the generosity of local artisans; five of them have again donated their work to the library for a fund-raising raffle. For more than a decade, these people, who are regular library users, have supported the library in this way. Up until this year, the raffle has always been billed as “Pottery by our favorite local potters: Tessa Morgan, Ann Newbury, Anne Halpin, Hollis Engley, and Ron Geering.” However, Ron Geering, who has won national awards for his pottery, has moved on to other interests, most recently wood carving, and this time has donated an example of his new work to this year’s raffle. It is a “Gammi Stickalaus,” a creature made of twigs, standing about 15” tall, and exuding Ron’s vibrant imagination and fascination with tales of sprites and other mythical beings from the woodland. The other raffle items are all beautiful works of art in clay: Tessa’s large shallow bowl decorated with sunflowers and hens; Anne’s muted green serving bowl with an incised band near the rim; and Ann’s set of six soup bowls in a shiny glaze highlighting her masterful smooth surface and gray tones. The pieces are on exhibit at the library (and will also be represented at Woods Hole’s Renaissance Fair at the Woods Hole Community Hall) through December 6, when the drawing will be held and the winners announced. Interested people may come in to the library before then to see the items, any time the library is open, which includes all late afternoons (except Sunday) till 5:30 PM. Tickets are $2 each or $5 for three tickets. For more information, call the library at 508-548-8961 or visit the website


Presents the video “Killer Hurricanes” on Friday, December 1, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. Experts reconstruct the Great Hurricane of 1780 to help predict the risk of future storms. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, the Center is open Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in November and December. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at