Events & Happenings

Week of August 12, 2018
Mon Aug 13

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Aug 14

There will be no MC&G Department seminar today

12:15 PM

The Trouble with Submarine Landslides

2:00 PM • USGS Tilley Conference Room
Aggeliki Georgiopoulou, University College Dublin

Special USGS Seminar

Sponsor: USGS

Fueling the Future

3:00 PM • Discovery Center Auditorium
Scott Lindell, WHOI

“Know your Ocean” Science Chats

Sponsor: WHOI Ocean Science Discovery Center and Visitor Center

Greenhouse Gases, Anthropogenic Aerosols and the Planetary Energy Imbalance

3:05 PM • Clark 201
Damien Irving, CSIRO

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Aug 15

Hemisphereic (A)symmetries During Earth’s Major Geologic Climate Transitions

11:00 AM • Harbourton Auditorium
Kira Lawrence, Lafayette College

Woods Hole Research Center Seminar

Sponsor: Woods Hole Research Center

There will be no AOP&E seminar today

12:15 PM

The Future of Ocean Conservation: Zoning, Cities, Triage, and Inclusion

3:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Ayana Johnson, Ocean Collectiv

2018 Biology Steinbach Scholar

Sponsor: Biology Department and Academic Programs Office

Thu Aug 16

Dolphin Communication: Fact and Fiction

12:00 PM • Biology Department
Laela Sayigh, WHOI

Interdisciplinary Bioseminar Series on Acoustics

Sponsor: Biology Department

PEACH SLICES: Hurricane-Driven Export of Mid-Atlantic Bight Shelf Waters Near Cape Hatteras

2:00 PM • Clark 201
Devon Gaynes, SUNY Stony Brook

Summer Student Fellow Final Presentations

Evolution of Small-Scale Horizontal Variability Over the Continental Shelf

2:30 PM • Clark 201
Samantha Kenah, Skidmore College

Summer Student Fellow Final Presentations

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Fri Aug 17

The Blue Halo Initiative: Comprehensive, Science-Based, Community-Driven Ocean Management

2:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Ayana Johnson, Ocean Collectiv

2018 Biology Steinbach Scholar

Sponsor: Biology Department and Academic Programs Office

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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