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WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship- Sept. 11-16, 2011

Sunday, Sept. 11


4 p.m.    Orientation/welcome- 

Brief driving tour of Falmouth, WHOI campuses

Stephanie Murphy, Manager of Public Information and Internal Communications

Erin Koenig, Media Relations Coordinator

Joel Greenberg, Writer/Publicist


4:45 p.m.  From recording whales to recording people: A scientist turned radio producer - Exhibit Center auditorium

Ari Daniel Shapiro

Eavesdropping on Whales' Mealtime Conversation: A graduate student journeys to Norway to investigate how orcas orchestrate their hunt, Oceanus Magazine


6 p.m.    Welcome dinner at Landfall Restaurant

Monday, Sept. 12

8:30 a.m.   Endangered Right Whales: Entanglements and Ship Strikes 

Michael Moore, Senior Research Specialist, Biology

Taking the Right Approach to Whales: A conversation with marine mammal researcher Michael Moore, Oceanus Magazine

9:30 a.m.    Tour of Necropsy Facility

11 a.m.       Harmful Algal Blooms & ESP 

Don Anderson, Senior Scientist, Biology

Researchers Report Potential for a Moderate New England 'Red Tide' in 2011, News Release

Noon           Tour of Anderson lab


1:30 p.m.     Seafood Safety: Aquaculture 

Hauke Kite Powell, Research Specialist, Marine Policy Center

WHOI to Host Public Forum on Seafood Security, News Release


2:30 p.m.   Marine Policy & Economics

Andrew Solow, Senior Scientist, Marine Policy Center

3:30 p.m.    SeaBED AUVs

Hanu Singh, Associate Scientist, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Gone Fish Assessing: Undersea robot swims over rocky road where trawls dare not go, Oceanus Magazine

5 p.m. Cookout


Tuesday, Sept. 13

8:45 a.m.             Impacts of the Fukushima nuclear power plants on marine radioactivity

Ken Buesseler, Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to Lead Expedition to Measure Radioactive Contaminants in the Pacific Ocean, WHOI news release


10 a.m.                  Science lessons from the 2011 Japan mega-earthquake and tsunami"-  

Jian Lin, Senior Scientist, Geology & Geophysics

Japan Earthquake Appears to Increase Quake Risk Elsewhere in the Country, News Release


11 a.m.                  Ocean Acidification

                                    Heather Benway, Research Specialist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

                                    Ocean Acidification, web site


1:30 p.m.             PCBs & Genetic Resistance in Fish

Mark Hahn- Department Chair, Biology

Pollution Triggers Genetic Resistance Mechanism in a Coastal Fish, News Release


2:30 p.m.             Research & Conservation in Marine Protected Areas 

Simon Thorrold- Senior Scientist, Biology and Director of the Ocean Life Institute

The Secret Lives of Fish: Scientists learn to read the 'diary' recorded in the ear bones of fish, Oceanus Magazine


3:30 to 5 p.m.        Scheduled interviews with scientists

We’ve left this time open for you to arrange interview time with scientists of your choice.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

8:45 a.m.                   Digging into Hurricanes

 Jeff Donnelly, Associate Scientist w/ Tenure, Geology & Geophysics

 Scientists Unearth Long Record of Past Hurricanes, Oceanus Magazine


10 a.m.                       Climate research overview

Bill Curry, Senior Scientist, Geology & Geophysics and Director of the Ocean and Climate Change Institute


11 a.m.                     Corals & climate

Konrad Hughen, Associate Scientist w/ Tenure, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Study links swings in North Atlantic Oscillation variability to climate warming, News Release


1 p.m.                      Greenland glaciers

Fiamma Straneo, Associate Scientist w/ Tenure, Physical Oceanography

A Glacier's Pace: Are ocean currents hastening the retreat of Greenland's glaciers? Oceanus Magazine


2:30 p.m.                 Sea Creatures & Building robots

Kakani Katija, Postdoctoral Scholar, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Emerging Explorers Award to WHOI's Kakani Katija, News Release


3:30- 5 p.m.          Joint Program Student Presentations- Carriage House

5 p.m.                    Pizza party

Thursday, Sept. 15

8:30 a.m.             Upcoming Dive & Discover cruise: Pickled Protists 

Virginia Edcomb, Research Specialist, Geology & Geophysics


9:30 a.m.            Upcoming Dive & Discover cruise: Invasion of the Bodysnatchers? 

Joan Bernhard, Senior Scientist, Geology & Geophysics


10:45                  Pteropods & Ocean Acidification-

Gareth Lawson, Assistant Scientist, Biology  

1 p.m.                  ROVs of the Future/HROV Nereus- Blake Conference Room

Andy Bowen, Principal Engineer, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Director of National Deep Submergence Facility

Nereus Soars to the Ocean's Deepest Trench: New hybrid deep-sea vehicle descends 6.8 miles in the Challenger Deep, Oceanus Magazine


2:30 to 5 p.m.       Scheduled interviews with scientists

We’ve left this time open for you to arrange interview time with scientists of your choice.

Friday, Sept. 16


6:30 a.m. Shuttle –

A Day at the Beach- Woods Hole Sea Grant

Beach Profiling & Oyster Restoration Project- Breakwater Beach, Brewster

Diane Murphy, Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist

Greg Berman, Coastal Processes Specialist


8:00 a.m. Shuttle –

Global Rivers Project - Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Marine Geochemist

Fieldwork on the Connecticut River


Last updated: January 23, 2013