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Ocean Encounters: From the Sea to the Stars

Join us to hear from four engineers who explore extreme places in the ocean and outer space. Learn about hostile environments that demand special tools and special people with the “right stuff” to test their own limits and push the boundaries of knowledge deeper into the unknown. Recorded December 8, 2021.


Anna Michel – Chief Scientist, National Deep Submergence Facility, WHOI

Loral O’Hara – NASA Astronaut and former WHOI engineer

Gwyneth Packard – Senior Engineer, Software, WHOI

Kaitlyn Tradd – Research Engineer, Mechanical, WHOI


Carol Anne Clayson – WHOI climate scientist and Associate Director of Research Strategy


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