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Science Made Public

Tuesdays • 3 p.m. • WHOI's Ocean Scienc Exhibit Center, 15 School Street, Woods Hole

Science Made Public is an annual, summertime series of publicly accessible talks by scientists and engineers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

August 2016
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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 11:00 AM Productivity, Metabolism and Physiology of Free- Living Chemoautotrophic Epsilonproteobacteria12:00 PM The Scientist as a Sentinel: Science, Policy, and Politics9:30 AM The Importance of Rivers to the Ocean12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today1:00 PM MC&G, G&G and AOP&E Departments Summer Student Poster Session
 1:00 PM Inferring Ocean Circulation During the Last Glacial Maximum and Last Deglaciation Using Data and Models2:00 PM Phenotypic Diversity Within Two Toxic Dinoflagellate Genera: Environmental and Transcriptomic Studies of Species Diversity in Alexandrium Gambierdiscus10:00 AM How Do Organisms Respond to Chemicals in the Ocean?2:00 PM Swimming and Crawling in a Turbulent World3:00 PM Biology Department Summer Student Research Forum
 2:30 PM The Crucial Experiment that Wasn't: Acoustic Tomography of Ocean Climate, and the Attempt to Prove the Reality of Anthropogenic Climate Change3:00 PM High Tech Access to the Sea: WHOI's Newest Research Vessel, the Neil Armstrong11:30 AM Joint Program Student Presentations8:00 PM Wild Things in the Age of Humans
 3:05 PM Internal Wave Scattering in Idealized and Realistic Continental Slope Canyons
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1:00 PM First Aid Advanced Module A10:00 AM Direct Observation of Natural Gas Seeps in the Deep Gulf of Mexico12:00 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today10:00 AM Increasing Greenland Melt and Blocking in Recent Decades Modulated by Large-Scale and Regional Circulation Changes1:30 PM First Aid Advanced Module C
10:00 AM An Introduction to Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS)1:00 PM Splash Lab at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center10:00 AM Dynamics of the Tokar Gap Jet8:00 PM How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-extinction
10:30 AM An Introduction to Ocean University of China (OUC) and the Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Sciences and Technology (QNLM)1:00 PM First Aid Advanced Module B10:00 AM Impact of Freshwater Plumes on Upper Ocean Variability in the Bay of Bengal During ISM
11:00 AM ENSO Simulation & Real-Time Prediction Using Coupled Models at IOCAS 12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today
11:30 AM Investigations on Subsurface and Abyssal Circulations in the Western Pacific Ocean1:00 PM Splash Lab at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center
12:15 PM Protein Phosphorylation: Methods and Promise for Better Understanding of Marine Microbes2:05 PM A Lagrangian View of Oceanic Turbulence
12:15 PM Oxygen Isotope Signatures of Biogenic Manganese Oxides
3:00 PM Breaking the Ice: Tracking the Effects of Climate Change in the Arctic
3:05 PM The Pacific Meridional Overturning Circulation (PMOC) in Past Warm Climates
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1:00 PM First Aid Advanced Module D12:15 PM Insights into the Last Deglaciation from Deep-Sea Corals12:00 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today11:00 AM Fresher, Warmer, and Locally Sourced: AABW at 85 E8:00 PM Telomeres and Telomerase: From Curiosity Driven Research to Human Disease
3:00 PM Living on the Edge: A Bio-Physical Cruise on the R/V Neil Armstrong to the New England Continental Shelf Break1:00 PM Splash Lab at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center11:00 AM Global Salinity Predictors of Western United States Rainfall
3:05 PM Emergence of a Multi-Decadal Eddy-Memory Mode and its Impacts on the Beaufort Gyre Variability7:30 PM Functional Imaging of the Human Brain as a Window into the Mind11:00 AM Drivers of Submesoscale Dynamics in the Coastal Ocean: A Study Using High-Frequency Radar Observations
12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department Seminar today
1:00 PM Splash Lab at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center
2:05 PM Adiabatic Motions in the Ocean and Extended Isopycnal Analysis
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12:00 PM Atlantic Herring MSE and EBFM: When You Don't Know the Words to the Song, Just Hum12:00 PM Evolutionary Conserved Mechanisms for Carbon Dioxide, pH and Bicarbonate Sensing and Signal Transduction 12:15 PM The Next Generation of Lightweight Robotic Manipulators 12:00 PM The Two Sides of the Bloom12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:00 PM Comparative Cellular Physiology of Marine Organisms: Evolutionary, Experimental, and Climate Change Implications12:15 PM Tracking the Inner Lives of Sulfate Reducers through Sulfur and Hydrogen Isotopic Phenotypes1:00 PM Splash Lab at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center1:00 PM Splash Lab at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center
3:00 PM How to Sink a Boat: The Engineering Behind Alvin and Other Deep-Sea Manned Vehicles
3:05 PM Moored Observations of the Deep Western Boundary Current in the Northwest Atlantic: 2004-2014
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:00 PM There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today12:00 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today
12:15 PM The Origins of C, H, and C-H Bonds in Methane as Recorded by the Natural Abundances of Methane Stable Isotopologues
3:00 PM Understanding the Secret Lives of Sharks
Week of August 21, 2016
Mon Aug 22

Atlantic Herring MSE and EBFM: When You Don't Know the Words to the Song, Just Hum

12:00 PM • Clark Conference Room, Aquarium Building
Jon Deroba, NMFS

NEFSC Climate, Ecosystem, Habitat and Assessment Steering Group
Seminar and Discussion

Sponsor: NEFSC

Comparative Cellular Physiology of Marine Organisms: Evolutionary, Experimental, and Climate Change Implications

3:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Martin Tresguerres, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Biology Steinbach Scholar: Institution Talk

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Tue Aug 23

Evolutionary Conserved Mechanisms for Carbon Dioxide, pH and Bicarbonate Sensing and Signal Transduction

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Martin Tresguerres, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Tracking the Inner Lives of Sulfate Reducers through Sulfur and Hydrogen Isotopic Phenotypes

12:15 PM • Clark 507
William Leavitt, Dartmouth College

Sponsor: MC&G Department

How to Sink a Boat: The Engineering Behind Alvin and Other Deep-Sea Manned Vehicles

3:00 PM • Exhibit Center Auditorium
Bruce Strickrott, WHOI

Science Made Public Lecture Series

Sponsor: WHOI’s Ocean Science Exhibit Center and Information Office

Moored Observations of the Deep Western Boundary Current in the Northwest Atlantic: 2004-2014

3:05 PM • Clark 507
John Toole, WHOI

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Aug 24

The Next Generation of Lightweight Robotic Manipulators

12:15 PM
Peter Whitney, Northeastern University

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Splash Lab at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM • Ocean Science Exhibit Center - Lower Level

Hands-on activities using water and fun for kids of all ages at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center, located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. Splash Lab will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. For more information, call (508) 289-2663.

Sponsor: Ocean Science Exhibit Center

Thu Aug 25

The Two Sides of the Bloom

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Alexandre Mignot, MIT

Sponsor: Biology Department

Splash Lab at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM • Lower Level

Hands-on activities using water and fun for kids of all ages at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center, located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. Splash Lab will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. For more information, call (508) 289-2663.

Sponsor: Ocean Science Exhibit Center

Fri Aug 26

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: August 26

Presents the video“Origins: Where are the Aliens?” on Friday, August 26, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Journey back to the beginning of everything: the universe, Earth, and life itself. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

WHOI SUMMER WALKING TOURS

Launched from the WHOI Information Office at 93 Water Street in the center of Woods Hole village, the tours take approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and provide excellent background on the research conducted at WHOI and on the history of the Institution. Tours are free and run in July and August, Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. Please contact the Information Office for a reservation as space is limited. Telephone (508) 289-2252 or email information@whoi.edu. These tours are recommended for a teenage to an adult audience.

WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: August 26

The museum will hold its annual “Oyster Talk and Tasting” on Friday, August 26, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  This combination of education, support for local food growers, and gustatory delight will take place on the museum grounds at 579 Woods Hole Road. Parking will be available at both the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Challenger House parking lot and on the street. The first part of the evening will be a talk by local oyster growers Pete Chase and Eric Matzen explaining how oysters are grown in this area and the results in the past year’s conditions. Pete could be considered one of the pioneers of modern oyster aquaculture in Falmouth, as he established his oyster growing operation in Gansett Cove, the first to wend the way through regulations and opinions. Now there are a host of people growing oysters in Falmouth, stretching from Waquoit to Megansett. Pete and Eric are part of a co-operative of growers known as “Sippewissett Oysters” which are sold through the Coonamessett Farm. After the talk, which will include a demonstration of opening the bivalves, the audience will proceed to the tasting tables where volunteers and oystermen and women will open oysters for them. Wines, specially chosen to pair with oysters by international wine editor and new board member Becky Sue Epstein, will be available, as well as several beers. This event is the fifth annual oyster celebration run by the museum; an event which has been very popular, and often a sell-out. It is recommended that tickets be bought ahead of time by stopping in or calling the museum at (508) 548-7270. For more details, visit the website www.woodsholemuseum.org.

SPLASH LAB AT THE OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER:

Hands-on activities for kids using water, and fun for kids of all ages – at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center, located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. Splash Lab will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. For more information, call (508) 289-2663.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: September 2

Presents the video “The Rise and Fall of Penn Station”on Friday, September 2, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Just 53 years after the station’s opening, the monumental building that was supposed to last forever, to herald and represent the American Empire, was slated to be destroyed. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.