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January 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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12:00 PM New Year's Holiday Observed (Institution closed)12:15 PM There will be no MBL Ecosystems Center seminar today12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today 12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today 10:00 AM Geochemical Parameters Controlling the Distribution and Composition of Biogenic and Sedimentary Carbon
12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today1:00 PM Linking Microbial Metabolism and Organic Matter Cycling Through Metabolite Distributions in the Ocean7:30 PM Science Denial: From Anti-Vaxers and Climate "Skeptics" to the Ark Park. Why it Continues and Why it Matters
1:00 PM Basic Lifesaving CPR
3:05 PM There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today
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1:00 PM The Cobalt Cycle in the Tropical Pacific Ocean12:15 PM The Influence of Winter Ventilation on the Biological Pump and Ocean Carbon Uptake12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today10:00 AM Capturing Dynamics of Marine Inorganic Carbon Fluxes from Diurnal to Decadal Timescales12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
2:15 PM Spatiotemporal Population Genomics of Marine Species: Invasion, Expansion, and Connectivity12:15 PM There will be no MBL Ecosystems Center seminar today12:00 PM Oceanographic Influences on Benthic Fjord Communities in the High Arctic
3:05 PM North Atlantic Blocking Variability and Role of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation
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12:00 PM Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday (Institution closed)12:15 PM Unlocking the Age of Serpentinites with Magnetite (U-Th)/He Chronometry12:15 PM Knowing Yourself and Your Master: Using Learning-Based Skill Refinement on a Man Portable Amphibious Robot12:00 PM Insights into Zooplankton Behavior from the Largest Anoxic Basin, the Black Sea: Observations with Multifrequency Scientific Echosounder12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:05 PM Temporal Variability in Eddy Mixing in the Global Subtropics2:05 PM Idealized Models for Wind Driven Variations in an Overturning Circulation
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Week of January 15, 2017
Mon Jan 16

Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday (Institution closed)

12:00 PM

Tue Jan 17

Unlocking the Age of Serpentinites with Magnetite (U-Th)/He Chronometry

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Emily H. G. Cooperdock, The University of Texas at Austin

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Temporal Variability in Eddy Mixing in the Global Subtropics

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Julius Busecke, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Jan 18

Knowing Yourself and Your Master: Using Learning-Based Skill Refinement on a Man Portable Amphibious Robot

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Greg Dudek, McGill University

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Jan 19

Insights into Zooplankton Behavior from the Largest Anoxic Basin, the Black Sea: Observations with Multifrequency Scientific Echosounder

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Serdar Sakina, WHOI

Sponsor: Biology Department

Idealized Models for Wind Driven Variations in an Overturning Circulation

2:05 PM • Clark 201
Carina Bringedal, University of Bergen, Norway

Special Physical Oceanography Department Seminar

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Fri Jan 20

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: January 13

Presents the video “Super Tunnel” on Friday, January 13, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Join engineers as they build a massive new railway deep beneath the streets of London. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: January 20

Presents the video “15 Years of Terror” on Friday, January 20, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. From 9/11 to today’s crowd-sourced violence, trace how terrorists’ strategies have evolved. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

SEA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (SEA): January 22

Will host a public lecture, “Rescue at Sea! History & Procedures of Coast Guard Search & Rescue Operations,” on Sunday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m.  Capt. Chris Nolan, SEA assistant professor of Nautical Science, will deliver the lecture, the first of SEA’s Winter/Spring Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at James L. Madden Center Lecture Hall, Sea Education Center, 171 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth.  It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of January 8

Every Saturday through the winter, a session of knitting will start at 2:00 p.m., followed by a film at 3:00 p.m. Volunteer knitters will be available to help and instruct. Several Saturdays later in the month will also see a yoga class for kids starting at 1:00 p.m. No previous skill is necessary to attend either the yoga or knitting, only the wish to learn, so all should feel free to attend. The films scheduled for January are all new, released in 2016. As always, due to the film licensing agreements, the names of the films, the actors, or producers, cannot be used in publicity, but hints can be given. On January 14, a film based on a novel by Roald Dahl will be shown, a remake of a very popular children’s film of 1989. A girl named Sophie encounters the title creature who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children. The title of the film is made up of the three initials of the main character’s description. This version has been directed by a very famous and successful director, whose initials are “S. S.” This version runs for 117 minutes and has been rated PG. All are welcome to call the library at (508) 548-8961 with a direct question, such as the title. The librarians will be pleased to answer. The library will help dispel the dark of winter with a series of recent films for grown-ups, all shown on certain Monday evenings at the library. All the films in this winter’s series were released in 2016. As in previous years, the library is not allowed, by the lease arrangements for public viewing of the films, to name the title or actors or much of any specific details of the film in any publicity release. The second film in the series will be shown on January 23. It focuses on the exploration of the Internet and the connected world. All are welcome to call the library at (508) 548-8961 with a direct question, such as the title. Parking is available at the library at 581 Woods Hole Road, and the museum next door. For more information, call the library at
(508) 548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of January 15

Every Saturday through the winter, a session of knitting will start at 2:00 p.m., followed by a film at 3:00 p.m. Volunteer knitters will be available to help and instruct. Several Saturdays later in the month will also see a yoga class for kids starting at 1:00 p.m. No previous skill is necessary to attend either the yoga or knitting, only the wish to learn, so all should feel free to attend. The library announces the beginning of their series of “Winter Craft Workshops.” All are taught by skilled volunteers from the community. Most events will be offered on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., and all will require very little money, in most cases only the cost of supplies. Most will be limited to 12 participants to insure that all get proper individual attention. The first workshop will be “Practical Knots, Bends, and Hitches” with Master Mariner Steve Wagner on January 19. The knots will include the bowline, the clove hitch, sheet bend, and others, all necessary for the accomplished boater. Steve will return for another, more advanced, nautical workshop on February 23 with instruction in “Splicing.”  There are other workshops being organized, though a completed list is not yet finalized. However, a session in making “Sashiko Potholders” has been lined up for February 9. Sashiko is a traditional Japanese stitchery, using straight stitches on a dark background. This workshop will be led by Librarian Margaret McCormick. Preliminary plans have been made for basketry classes in March. As more classes are organized, word will be sent out. These workshops fill up quickly, so don’t delay in calling to reserve your space and asking about new workshops. Reservations may be made with a phone call to the library at (508) 548-8961. For more details of the workshops, visit the websites of www.woodsholepubliclibray.org. The library will help dispel the dark of winter with a series of recent films for grown-ups, all shown on certain Monday evenings at the library. All the films in this winter’s series were released in 2016. As in previous years, the library is not allowed, by the lease arrangements for public viewing of the films, to name the title or actors or much of any specific details of the film in any publicity release. The second film in the series will be shown on January 23. It focuses on the exploration of the Internet and the connected world. All are welcome to call the library at (508) 548-8961 with a direct question, such as the title. Parking is available at the library at 581 Woods Hole Road, and the museum next door. The library marks Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, with its “Fabric and Yarn Swap/Sale. The event will start at 11:00 a.m., and run until 3:00 p.m. The last two years have seen such a wonderful outpouring of fabric and fiber enthusiasm, that the sale has now been deemed “annual.” People with an oversupply of fabric or fiber and a will to clean out their storage areas are asked to donate their surplus to this fund-raiser for the library where it will be packaged and labeled. They should bring in their offerings the week before the sale during library hours. The prices at the sale will be extremely low, starting at $1 per yard and skein. After 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, customers may fill up a bag for just $10. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): January 15

Presents“April Verch Band” on Sunday, January 15. April Verch integrates fiddle playing, step dancing, and singing into a unique, electrifying performance. While her music largely draws on the simple country songs and roots music from her native Ottawa Valley, she goes beyond this with rare French Canadian fiddle tunes, bluegrass classics, and songs from the old-timey Appalachian tradition. April began fiddling and dancing as a young child, and released two recordings of her own before finishing high school. Soon after, she won both the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle and Open Fiddle Championships. Verchuosity, her first Rounder Records release in 2000, earned rave reviews and a JUNO ("Canadian Grammy") award nomination. Rolling Stone magazine dubbed her the Best Spirit of Doc Watson, and the Toronto Star called her playing "playful and flirtatious, whimsical and wry -- a transcendent level of musicianship where hard-earned technique can safely be abandoned." April is joined by Cody Walters on upright electric bass and clawhammer banjo, and Alex Ruben on guitar and mandolin. Come prepared to stomp your feet as the April Verch Band presents an evening of sparkling music and dance. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, with discounts for members, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. For more information visit www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or call (508) 540-0320.

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): January 29

Presents “Bill Staines” on Sunday, January 29. A Bill Staines concert is delightfully familiar territory for longtime WHFMS concertgoers. Bill performed during our first season in 1973 and has returned every year since. Over those four decades, he also became nothing short of a folk music legend, writing a plethora of contemporary American classics that have been covered by the likes of Peter Paul & Mary, Makem & Clancy, Jerry Jeff Walker, Nanci Griffith, and others. He is our beloved New England Cowboy, a national treasure, a beautifully subtle left-handed guitarist, a singer and storyteller whose music tells the story of America from explorers in the Yukon to on-the-road truckers, young couples in love, and animals who harmonize. He's guaranteed to warm hearts of any age and to get you singing along. Be there, bring friends, family, and grandkids -- and especially your singing voice. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, with discounts for members, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. For more information visit www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or call (508) 540-0320.

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: February 1

Will be held the first Wednesday of each month at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The next one will be Wednesday, February 1, from 7-10 p.m. All ages and levels are welcome; no partner necessary. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call (508) 540-8950.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

Is closed for the season and will re-open in mid-April.  WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.