Events & Happenings

March 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1  2  3  
    12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today7:30 PM Visiting Russia over Half a Century
4  5  6  7  8  9  10  
12:00 PM Diving Deep: Taking a Molecular Approach to Defining the Vascular Specializations of the Antarctic Weddell Seal12:15 PM Quantifying Microbial Processes and Their Role as Drivers of Biogeochemical Cycles, Using Integrated Model-Data Approaches12:15 PM Underwater Soundscape Analysis in a Big Data Framework: Examples, Issues, and Preliminary Solutions 12:00 PM Whale Research in Northeast Iceland12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
2:00 PM What Molecular Tools Reveal about Species of the Copepod Calanus in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans1:30 PM The Trichodesmium Microbiome and Its Role in the Marine Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycles
3:05 PM Submeso-Scale-Selective Compensation of Fronts in a Salinity-Stratified Ocean
11  12  13  14  15  16  17  
12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today 11:00 AM The Title is Detection of Submarine Eruptions Using Argo Floats and Its Implications for Ocean Dynamics12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
1:30 PM Chemical Currencies of the Surface Ocean Microbiome12:00 PM Thar She Blows: Individual Marine Mammal Energetics in a Changing Environment
3:05 PM Meet the Physical Oceanography Scientific Staff
18  19  20  21  22  23  24  
12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:00 PM The Impact of Freshwater Biogeochemistry on Ocean Acidification in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea12:15 PM Cutting through the Noise: Microwave Remote Sensing and its Challenges12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
1:30 PM Combining In Situ and Culture-Based Approaches to Characterize the Physiological Ecology of Blooming and Sinking Diatoms
3:05 PM Meridional Heat Transport Variability Induced by Mesoscale Processes in the Subpolar North Atlantic
25  26  27  28  29  30  31  
12:00 PM From Cells to Behavior of Marine Mammal Life History: Finding 'tipping points' in a Changing World10:00 AM A Puzzling Start to an Indian Ocean Tsunami12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today 12:00 PM Pushing the Limit: Resilience of an Arctic Copepod to Environmental Fluctuations 12:15 PM Plume Dynamics at the Ocean-Glacier Interface
12:00 PM From Cells to Behavior of Marine Mammal Life History: Finding 'tipping points' in a Changing World12:00 PM Isotopic Constraints on Global Marine Nitrogen Cycling in the Modern and Glacial Ocean
2:00 PM Radiocarbon Dating in Earthquake Geology: Three Tales from the Pacific Northwest 1:30 PM Colonial Phaeocystis antarctica: A Marvelous Model Microbiome System
3:05 PM A Simple Dynamical Model for El Nino with Stochastic Wind Bursts

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “Day the Dinosaurs Died” on Friday, May 25, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Sixty-six million years ago, a seven-mile-wide asteroid collided with Earth, triggering a chain of events that coincide with the end of the dinosaurs. But experts have long debated exactly what happened when the asteroid struck and how the giant beasts met their end. Now, scientists have uncovered compelling new clues about the catastrophe. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Will host a public lecture, “Maintaining a Tall Ship: An In-Depth Look at the SSV Corwith Cramer’s Major Maintenance Project,” on Tuesday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. Capt. Jen Haddock, SEA marine operations coordinator, will deliver the lecture, which will be held at the James L. Madden Center Lecture Hall, Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Road. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


On Wednesday, June 6, WHOI's Sustainability Committee is sponsoring two special programs at Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. From 5 - 6:30 p.m., all WHOI employees, students, postdocs, and volunteers are invited to a presentation by Falmouth's Water Superintendent, Stephen Rafferty, on our public drinking water supply. An overview including our water sources, "state-of-the-art" filtration plant, and distribution system will be described. A second presentation on the same topic will be offered and open to the general public later that evening from 7 - 8:30 p.m. A lottery for a “Water Plant” tour will be held at the end of each presentation with each attendee given one chance to win one of 12 places on the tours. Both tours will take place on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m.


The library is proud to host a display of art created by students from Falmouth High School. Once again, teacher Jane Baker has shown her impressive talent for inspiring her high school students to become involved in the creative process and produce beautiful works of art, both in words and images. Students in her studio art classes have created artwork inspired by their trips to four Cape Cod lighthouses. This art will be exhibited simultaneously in the library and Nobska Lighthouse from May 20 to May 27. The exhibit at the library will be open during all library hours. Ms. Baker was awarded a grant from the Falmouth Education Foundation to fully underwrite the project which is called “To The Lighthouse.” Thanks to that grant, she was able to take her students down-Cape to visit the lighthouses at Nauset, Highland and Race Point, as well as their own Nobska. They were further asked to create a piece of writing to correspond with one of their images. These will be included in the exhibit. The pieces will be offered for sale; all proceeds will go to help the “Friends of Nobska Lighthouse” in their ongoing effort to maintain Falmouth’s own lighthouse. There will be an exhibit reception open to the public on Tuesday, May 22, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the library. There will be tours of Nobska at that time. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961, or visit the library’s website


Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, will open April 16, school vacation week, for the season. For a schedule of special events and activities, please visit or call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at