Events & Happenings

November 2017
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   12:00 PM Water and Volatile Element Accretion to the Inner Planets12:00 PM The Arctic Meltdown and Extreme Weather: How Are They Connected?7:30 PM Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time
   12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today8:00 AM Diving First Aid for the Professional Diver8:00 AM Diving First Aid for the Professional Diver12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today12:00 PM Veteran's Day Holiday Observed (Institution closed)
12:15 PM Limnological History of the Dead Sea Reconstructed from Pore Brines, Fluid Inclusions and Salts in the ICDP Deep Core12:00 PM Documenting the Biological Diversity of the Norwegian Benthic Landscape: Making Maps to Support Marine Spatial Management12:15 PM Where Is Away? Learn About the Recycling Process After Items Leave WHOI
3:05 PM There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today12:15 PM Long Range Underwater Sound Propagation from the Canada Basin to the Chukchi Shelf in the Arctic Ocean
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11:00 AM An Investigation of Basin-Scale Controls on Upper Ocean Export and Remineralization12:00 PM Scaling Up and Digging Deep: What New Ideas about Biodiversity Can Tell Us about the Functioning of Ecosystems12:15 PM Acoustic Propagation and Scattering Phenomena Observed in the Sand Dunes Acoustics Experiments on the Upper Slope of the Northeastern South China Sea11:00 AM Past Seismic Slip-To-The-Trench Recorded in the Central America Megathrust12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:00 PM Evolutionary Conservation and Characterization of the Metazoan Amino Acid Response
3:05 PM Available Potential Energy of Coastal and Estuarine Circulation1:30 PM Craton Evolution and Destruction
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Rethinking the Controls on Marine Trace Metal Cycling12:00 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today12:00 PM Thanksgiving Holiday (Institution closed)12:00 PM There will be no seminars today (Institution closed)
3:05 PM Southern Ocean Eddies Diagnosed from Satellite Altimetry and an Ocean State Estimate
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12:00 PM Marine Mammals and Aquaculture Issues in Patagonia12:15 PM Friend or Foe?: Production of Reactive Oxygen Species by Marine Microbes 12:15 PM New Platforms, Technologies, and Approaches for Remote Inference of Physical and Biological Parameters Using Acoustic Scattering Techniques12:00 PM Life History and Glacial History: The Changing Factors at Play in Determining Connectivity Among Antarctic Penguins
3:00 PM Inland and Marine Fisheries Investment and Economic Impact in North America3:05 PM Physical Oceanography Department Postdoc Presentations 7:30 PM Marine Mammals and Aquaculture Issues in Patagonia

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “Sinking Cities: Miami” on Friday, December 14, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Miami is beloved for its beaches and waterfront homes and businesses. See how engineers and planners are trying to protect Miami from rising seas and ever-more-frequent and violent storm surges that could destroy the city’s tourist and business economy. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Presents the video “The Real Story of Christmas” on Friday, December 21, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Presents “Dinner & A Movie,” a monthly screening series of independent films from October through May. On the night of each screening, ticket purchasers may present their ticket prior to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants. Please note, screening ticket purchase does not include food or drink from participating restaurants. Participating restaurants include The Captain Kidd, Water Street Kitchen, The Landfall, and Quicks Hole Tavern. Contact individual restaurants for reservations and the most up to date information. The screenings take place at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium, located at 45 Water Street in Woods Hole, and start at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The facility is wheelchair accessible. “Dinner & A Movie” is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust, the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Tickets are $14 general, $12 members, and $10 students/veterans and are available in advance via or at the door. The program is subject to change. No refunds or exchanges unless screening is cancelled or rescheduled by the Festival. Screenings may be rescheduled due to various reasons, including inclement weather. All screening information will be posted on the Woods Hole Film Festival Facebook page.


The Coalition for Children “Holiday Open House Party” will be held on December 19, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., at the library. There will be snowflake and snowmen crafts for kids! All ages welcome. This event is free thanks to the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant. For more information, view the website or call the library at (508) 548-8961.


The library will be holding the first of its winter “Crafternoons” on Saturday, December 22, at 3 p.m., in a craft planned specially for the Winter Solstice.  Participants will make “luminarias,” candle holders of small glass jars with colorful tissue paper glued to their outside surface. They will provide cheery colorful light to dispel the short, dark days of winter. The luminaria, or farolito, is a small paper lantern (commonly a candle set in some sand inside a paper bag) which is traditional in southwest United States at Christmas time, especially on Christmas Eve. The library’s flame-proof version is perfect for lighting up the dark and giving as gifts! This craft is so simple, yet satisfying. It will be open to all ages, with no early registration necessary. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961.


Presents “A Seaside Solstice,” a sea-themed celebration of the solstice featuring music, poetry, drama, and dance in the style of the Renaissance on Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16, at 4 p.m. at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, Mass. Admission is $20 for adults and at the the door; $17 advance; $12 students; $1 children under age 12.  You can purchase tickets at Eight Cousins Books, Main Street, Falmouth, Mass., or  For more information, contact, (774)-392-0780, or visit


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