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May 2016
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today8:00 AM Diving First Aid for the Professional Diver8:00 AM Diving First Aid for the Professional Diver12:00 PM Towards an Understanding of Microbial Ecosystem Function in the Polar Ocean12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
12:15 PM Using Biomarkers to Understand Ecosystem Structure in Large River Catchments -- Insights from Time-Series Measurements12:15 PM Four Flavors of Wave-Current-Seabed Interaction: Concept and Preliminary Results1:30 PM Getting Under Europa's Skin: Robots, Radar, and the Search for Life
3:05 PM Towards Understanding the Indonesian Throughflow and its Variability
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today11:00 AM The Crucial Role of the Sahara Greening in Suppressing ENSO Variability During the Mid-Holocene12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today12:00 PM Linking the Physiology of Host-Associated Microbiomes to Ecological Interactions and Ecosystem Processes12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
12:00 PM Rapid Adaptation in the Sea: Transcriptomic Insights from a Marine Invader12:00 PM The Use of Micropaleontology to Investigate Methane Emissions in the Arctic: Past and Present
12:15 PM How Coastal Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles Are Changing with Climate, Sea-Level Rise, and Land-Use Change1:30 PM Glacial Hydrology and Consequences for Ice-Sheet Dynamics
3:05 PM Near-Surface Circulation of the Northwest Pacific Ocean and Interaction with the China Seas
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Week of May 1, 2016
Mon May 2

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue May 3

Diving First Aid for the Professional Diver

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium

MAY DIVING FIRST AID FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DIVER CLASS: is offered at no cost to WHOI, MBL, NOAA, and USGS divers as well as WHOI First Aid Response Team members. The course will be held on May 3, and 4, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with an hour lunch break on both days. It is very important for all prospective students to sign up for the course at least one week in advance with the WHOI Diving Safety Officer (508) 289-2239, so appropriate materials can be distributed.

Sponsor: WHOI Diving Safety Officer

Using Biomarkers to Understand Ecosystem Structure in Large River Catchments -- Insights from Time-Series Measurements

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Jordon Hemingway, WHOI

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Towards Understanding the Indonesian Throughflow and its Variability

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Susan Wijffels, CSIRO

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed May 4

Diving First Aid for the Professional Diver

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium

MAY DIVING FIRST AID FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DIVER CLASS: is offered at no cost to WHOI, MBL, NOAA, and USGS divers as well as WHOI First Aid Response Team members. The course will be held on May 3, and 4, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with an hour lunch break on both days. It is very important for all prospective students to sign up for the course at least one week in advance with the WHOI Diving Safety Officer (508) 289-2239, so appropriate materials can be distributed.

Sponsor: WHOI Diving Safety Officer

Four Flavors of Wave-Current-Seabed Interaction: Concept and Preliminary Results

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
John Trowbridge, WHOI

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu May 5

Towards an Understanding of Microbial Ecosystem Function in the Polar Ocean

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Jeff Bowman, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Sponsor: Biology Department

Getting Under Europa's Skin: Robots, Radar, and the Search for Life

1:30 PM • Clark 507
Britney Schmidt, Georgia Tech

Geodynamics Seminar Series

Sponsor: WHOI Ocean Institutes & Academic Program Office

Fri May 6

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: May 6

Presents the video “Leave it to Beavers” on Friday, May 6, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. The beaver, more than any other animal, is responsible for creating fertile landscapes across North America, but it hasn’t gotten much recognition for that accomplishment until now. A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools in reversing the effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: May 13

Presents author Barbara Sillery who will discuss her book “The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands” on Friday, May 13, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Dip into this ghostly guide for a tour of more than twenty historical sites along with stories of their supernatural inhabitants. In each instance, skepticism abounds and the question remains—is there really a ghost?  Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of May 2

A safari in South Africa with side trips to Victoria Falls and Cape Town will be featured in a travelogue on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the downstairs Community Room of the library. Vicky Cullen will describe her January 2016 trip to southern Africa. Animal pictures, from big cats to giraffes will be shown—including a ride aboard an elephant—along with human encounters, enticing scenery, and a look at one of the world’s southernmost big cities. The safari part of the trip took place in Kruger National Park and Kapama Game Reserve, where animals travel alone or in small groups. Falmouth is rich in poets, and the library is proud to be offering an evening with two of the most illustrious reading from their new work. They are Jarita Davis and Alice Kociemba, both of West Falmouth. Both are well-published and active authors. Jarita will read selections from her new book “Return Flights,” which was just published in April by Tagus Press. This volume is a collection of her poems about the Cape Verde Islands and their cultural heritage, which Jarita shares. Alice Kociemba, who is founder of West Falmouth Library’s Calliope Poetry Group, and editor of Common Threads, the Massachusetts Poetry organization’s annual poetry festival and discussion group, will read her new book “Bourne Bridge” which features this place, this area of Cape Cod where she lives. The readings will be held at the library on Monday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the lower level meeting room, which is handicapped accessible. The event is free and open to the public. Plants and gardeners wanted: The library seeks volunteers in preparation for its annual plant sale. The needs are for two services: growers and diggers. The sale will be held Saturday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Before that date, the library asks that people grow annuals and vegetables specifically for the sale. If people could just grow a few extra six-packs, as they plant seeds for their own use, the plants would be most welcome additions to the sale. Likewise, people are asked to divide their perennials and save a division for the library. All of these plants could be delivered to the library earlier in the week of May 9. The library is also looking for a corps of diggers to go out together to dig and divide plants at other donors’ gardens. This is always a congenial time for the group, but new members with strong backs and plant knowledge are invited to join by calling the library at (508) 548-8961. For more information, view the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of May 9

Falmouth is rich in poets, and the library is proud to be offering an evening with two of the most illustrious reading from their new work. They are Jarita Davis and Alice Kociemba, both of West Falmouth. Both are well-published and active authors. Jarita will read selections from her new book “Return Flights,” which was just published in April by Tagus Press. This volume is a collection of her poems about the Cape Verde Islands and their cultural heritage, which Jarita shares. Alice Kociemba, who is founder of West Falmouth Library’s Calliope Poetry Group and editor of Common Threads, the Massachusetts Poetry organization’s annual poetry festival and discussion group, will read her new book “Bourne Bridge” which features this area of Cape Cod where she lives. The readings will be held at the library on Monday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the lower level meeting room, which is handicapped accessible. The event is free and open to the public. The library is happy to announce the second in a series of evening lectures by two graduate students from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, telling about their research in a public-friendly vocabulary and atmosphere. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. One of the students who will speak is Anna Wargula, a PhD student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography in the Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering. She was first introduced to oceanography and to Woods Hole in the summer of 2010 when she came to investigate how oyster larvae change their swimming behavior in response to turbulence in the water. Currently, her research focuses on coastal ocean physics, specifically, how waves and winds change flows near coastal inlets and river mouths. The title of her talk is "A Hurricane at Martha's Vineyard: What we Learned about the Power of Ocean Waves." The other speaker will be Dr. Mattias Cape, who will speak on "Warming Oceans and Melting Ice: Tales from the Greenland Ice Sheet." Mattias is a postdoc in WHOI's Physical Oceanography Department, who came to WHOI from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  He is biological oceanographer fascinated by high latitude marine ecosystems. He is particularly interested in the way the physical environment (atmosphere, ocean, ice) influences the growth of microscopic phytoplankton, and how these various components of the Earth System interact. The library encourages interested audience members of all ages, including high school and junior high school students. There will be supplemental visual materials to further explain the topics. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m., in the lower level meeting room and is free and open to the public. Plants and gardeners wanted: The library seeks volunteers in preparation for its annual plant sale. The needs are for two services: growers and diggers. The sale will be held Saturday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Before that date, the library asks that people grow annuals and vegetables specifically for the sale. If people could just grow a few extra six-packs, as they plant seeds for their own use, the plants would be most welcome additions to the sale. Likewise, people are asked to divide their perennials and save a division for the library. All of these plants could be delivered to the library earlier in the week of May 9. The library is also looking for a corps of diggers to go out together to dig and divide plants at other donors’ gardens. This is always a congenial time for the group, but new members with strong backs and plant knowledge are invited to join by calling the library at (508) 548-8961. For more information, view the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

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