Events & Happenings

Week of September 30, 2018
Mon Oct 1

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Oct 2

Changes in Mississippi River Water Chemistry Over the Past 113 Years

12:15 PM • Carriage House
Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink, WHOI

Sponsor: MC&G Department

The Effects of Ice and Currents on Wave-Breaking Turbulence at the Ocean Surface

3:05 PM • Watson 201
Seth Zippel, WHOI

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Oct 3

Entropy and Mixing in the Connecticut River Plume

12:15 PM • Smith Conference room
Rocky Geyer, WHOI

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Oct 4

Towards a Model-Free Understanding of the Dynamics of Biological Populations in Changing Environments

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Simone Cenci, MIT

Sponsor: Biology Department

Fri Oct 5

2018 WHOI Pitchathon

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM • Redfield Auditorium

On Friday, October 5, from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m., in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole, Mass., WHOI’S Technology Transfer Office will be hosting the 2018 WHOI PITCHATHON. Watch as WHOI Innovators pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win up to $75,000 in Proof of Concept Funding. This is a free, public event and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Winners will be announced at a later date. If you have any questions, please email

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “Thai Cave Rescue” on Friday, December 7, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In July 2018, the world held its breath as an international team of cave divers endeavored to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach stranded deep in a flooded cave in Thailand. Follow the harrowing operation and discover the scientific ingenuity that made the rescue possible. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


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 “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.


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