Events & Happenings

October 2017
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:15 PM Sonar-Based Ship Hull Inspection10:00 AM Analyzing Observational Data for Causal Effects of Interventions12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:05 PM Modeling Langmuir Turbulence and Its Effects on Global Climate 11:00 AM Update on the 115th Congress: 1st Session - 2017
12:00 PM Microbial Biogeochemistry of the Dark Ocean
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10:00 AM Overview of the Robot Operating System (ROS)12:15 PM Climatic Extremes at the Dawn of Animal Life12:15 PM Low-Cost Electronics and Deep Ocean Cameras12:00 PM Resilience of Marine Mammals in a Changing Ocean - From the Arctic to the Tropics10:00 AM Ocean Ventilation Based on Evaluated Transient Tracer Applications
1:00 PM Basic Lifesaving CPR
3:05 PM Is the Signature of the Little Ice Age Detectable in 20th Century Deep Pacific Cooling?
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Better Understanding Climate, Precipitation, and Atmospheric Chemistry by Understanding the Formation of Mixed Phase Clouds12:15 PM Peculiarities in Geomagnetism and Magnetotellurics12:15 PM Increasing Our Understanding of Natural Particle Fields in Aquatic Ecosystems Using In Situ Holographic Microscopy3:00 PM The Secret Lives of Soil Microbes
3:05 PM Optimal Initial Condition of Passive Tracers for their Maximal Mixing2:30 PM Making The Most Of Your Presentation
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Week of October 15, 2017
Mon Oct 16

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Oct 17

Better Understanding Climate, Precipitation, and Atmospheric Chemistry by Understanding the Formation of Mixed Phase Clouds

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Daniel James Cziczo, MIT

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Optimal Initial Condition of Passive Tracers for their Maximal Mixing

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Mohammad Farazmand, MIT

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography

Wed Oct 18

Peculiarities in Geomagnetism and Magnetotellurics

12:15 PM • Smith Conference room
David Thomson, Queen's University

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Oct 19

Increasing Our Understanding of Natural Particle Fields in Aquatic Ecosystems Using In Situ Holographic Microscopy

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
James M. Sullivan, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Sponsor: Biology Department

Making The Most Of Your Presentation

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Jean-luc Doumon, Principiæ

Special Seminar

Sponsor: WHOI Communications

Fri Oct 20

The Secret Lives of Soil Microbes

3:00 PM • Loeb Laboratory
Daniel Buckley, Cornell University

SES Distinguished Scientist Seminar

Sponsor: MBL

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents part two of the video “Great Human Odyssey” on Friday, October 20, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. Follow our ancient ancestors’ footsteps out of Africa and into every corner of our planet. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


The WHOI Information Office will be co-hosting a Cape Cod Health Care Blood Drive on Monday, October 16, in Clark 507, from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. All blood types are needed, especially O negative. O negative donors are “universal” donors, meaning O negative blood can be transfused to any patient in need. Every pint of donated blood stays on Cape Cod to serve the community and to save the lives of friends, family, and neighbors. Everyone who donates blood will receive a Cumberland Farms gift card. Walk-ins welcome or to make an appointment to donate, please call 508-86BLOOD.


The library is beginning a new season of “Knitting at the Library.” This event takes place twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., throughout the winter. Rather than a class, this is a group of people who like to knit, sitting together and knitting. However, all skill levels are welcome. People will be happy to interrupt their own projects to coach others. It is a nurturing environment, in the time-honored manner of neighborliness and encouragement. New participants are welcome to stop in and “try it out.” Learn about the art and craft of chocolate making on Sunday, October 22, from 4-6 p.m., while tasting a selection of handmade chocolates from the acclaimed chocolatiers and Cape Cod entrepreneurs, Katherine Reed and Josiah Mayo of Chequessett Chocolate, made in their factory right in North Truro. Wine pairings will be provided by Falmouth Wine and Spirits. Spend a delightful afternoon at a private home on Penzance Point and watch the sunset from Penzance’s highest point while enjoying treats at a reception following the talk and tasting. The event will take place at a private home on Penzance Point – to be disclosed with your ticket purchase. Tickets are $40 and are available at the library, Eight Cousins in Falmouth, and online. Seating is limited so buy your tickets now! For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit


Presents “Geoff Muldaur” on Sunday, October 29. This celebrated singer and guitarist has been described as "one of the greatest voices to emerge from the 1960s folk and blues scene." He's still touring regularly and we're thrilled to be on his circuit. A founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield Better Days Blues Band, a collaborator with former wife Maria as well as Bonnie Raitt and Jerry Garcia, Geoff's newest albums mixing blues classics with original material have met with wide critical acclaim. Fresh from tours in the world's top venues (Lincoln Center, NY; Getty Center, LA; Festival Hall, London; etc.) he of the uniquely magical voice, immaculate guitar picking and eclectic blues-tinged Americana repertoire will bring us songs old and new, from before his 20-year performing hiatus to hot off the press this year. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, $17 for members – with discounts for, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at or by calling (508) 540-0320.


Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in October. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at