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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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Controls on the Dissolution Kinetics of Calcite in Seawater12:15 PM Estimating Parameter Sensitivity in Ocean Feature Models Using Mode Number Conservation12:15 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today 3:00 PM Understanding the Ocean's Role in the Global Carbon Cycle
3:05 PM Observed and Modeled Pathways of the Iceland Scotland Overflow Water in the Eastern North Atlantic
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:00 PM Forage Fish Ecology: From the Northeast US Shelf to the Pond Over Yonder
12:15 PM Not All Export is Created Equally
3:05 PM There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Celebrates Black History Month with the video “The George Washington Carver Biography” on Friday, February 22, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor. He actively promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. While a professor at Tuskegee Institute, Carver developed techniques to improve soils depleted by repeated plantings of cotton. This was rescheduled from February 8. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Presents “Lissa Schneckenburger & Bethany Waickman” on Sunday, February 24. Lissa Schneckenburger is a young master of traditional New England fiddling as well as a composer and singer whose voice has been called "pure and clear, full of simple emotion" by All Music Guide. She grew up in Maine, surrounded by music of many kinds, especially the sprightly New England dance tunes that combine influences from the British Isles, Ireland, and Quebec with homegrown twists. Lissa's fiddling is uplifting and lively - Folk Roots calls it "tasty and feisty" -- and her singing is gentle and evocative. She will be accompanied by Bethany Waickman, whose creative and driving rhythm guitar style has made her one of the most sought-after young accompanists in the area. Bethany joined the Lissa Schneckenburger Band in 2008 and has toured with Lissa in the US, Canada, and Europe. 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.


As part of“Woods Hole Black History Month,” there will be a talk at SEA on Saturday, February 23 from 2-3 p.m., titled “The Diseased Ship: Examining Cape Cod’s Connections to the Slave Trade” by Meadow Hilly of the Black Box Project. SEA is located at 171 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Mass. This event is sponsored by the Woods Hole Black History Month Committee and is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit


Craft workshops for children will run on all Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m., throughout February. Registration will not be required for most of these workshops. As an additional attraction, a program of “Yoga for Kids,” also at no charge, will run immediately prior to the workshops. On Wednesday, February 20, at 1 p.m., the library will be showing a recent film featuring four of our favorite British actresses. These women, Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith have been close friends for more than fifty years. In this film, they discuss their careers and reminisce about their humble beginnings in the theatre. The camera sits in on the conversation, as do we the audience, letting us feel that we too are listening to, hanging on every word, that we are in the middle of an intimate discussion. As with many of the feature films the library shows, we are not allowed to name the title of the film in our publicity, but we can give you clues. If really stumped, people may call the library at (508) 548-8961, and find out the answer. The film was released last May. It runs for 1 hour and 24 minutes. The showing at the library is free and open to the public. The series of “Winter Craft Workshops” begins at the library on Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m., with a presentation by retired captain Steve Wagner, who will teach the participants how to make heaving lines. He will first tell the history of heaving lines and the knots that have been used through the years. The elaborate knot, basically a monkey’s fist, is used at the end of the line as a weight to carry the line as far and as accurately as possible. Interested people should call the library at (508) 548-8961 to register soon as the group will be restricted to twelve people. There will be a small material charge. Gardening classes for beginners will be held at the library on February 27 and March 13 & 27, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961.  For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit


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