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OceanEncountersKO

Made possible through the generous support of the Avatar Alliance Foundation and Dalio Philanthropies.

OceanEncountersKO

Made possible through the generous support of the Avatar Alliance Foundation and Dalio Philanthropies.

Date: September 23, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 EDT

Hurricanes: The Future of Coastal Cities

Speakers: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist, founder of Ocean Collectiv and Urban Ocean Lab and Dr. Jeff Donnelly, WHOI senior scientist and marine geologist

Host: Dr. Véronique LaCapra, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Hurricanes: The Future of Coastal Cities

With Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist, founder of Ocean Collectiv and Urban Ocean Lab and Dr. Jeff Donnelly, WHOI senior scientist and marine geologist

Coastal cities lie at the intersection of many issues—ocean and climate, ecosystems and human infrastructure, and a rapidly growing population on a constantly changing landscape between land and sea. Our safety, economic security, and cultural growth depend on us learning how to live more wisely in this complex landscape. Sea-level rise and other fundamental changes are already reshaping coastal cities around the globe. Whether this evolution is incremental or, in the case of hurricanes, present dramatic and often wholesale change, we will need multidisciplinary, collaborative solutions, that focus on supporting communities through uncertain times.

This event will also be broadcast live on WHOI’s YouTube Channel. Follow our channel and get notified when the event starts.

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist, founder of Ocean Collectiv and Urban Ocean Lab
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Ocean Collectiv
Dr. Jeff Donnelly, WHOI
Dr. Jeff Donnelly, WHOI

Upcoming events

Wednesday, October 7, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

The Stories We Tell:
Tall tales and sea stories from ancient oral traditions to modern day pirates

Season Two

Date: September 16, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 EDT

Oceans Beyond Earth: From Earth's deep ocean to the search for extraterrestrial life

Speakers: Lunar and Planetary Institute astrobiologist and geomicrobiologist Kennda Lynch, WHOI marine microbiologist Julie Huber, WHOI marine geoscientist Chris German, and special guest, comedian Eugene Mirman

Host: Véronique LaCapra, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Season One

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

A Window into the Twilight Zone

Exploring the least known habitat on Earth

Filmmaker Jennifer Berglund and researchers from the expedition will be answering all your questions during the premiere via Youtube Chat.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Exploring Inner and Outer Space

Speakers: NASA Astronaut Sunita Williams, Captain, U.S. Navy, (Ret.)
and Timothy Shank, Deep-Sea Scientist, WHOI
Emcee: Barbara Moran, Senior Producing Editor, WBUR Radio Environmental Vertical

Wednesday, May 6, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

The Science of Shipwrecks

Speakers: Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard and
WHOI Biologist Kirstin Meyer-Kaiser
Emcee: Barbara Moran, Senior Producing Editor, WBUR Radio Environmental Vertical

Wednesday, May 13, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Sharks! New Insights into an Iconic Ocean Predator

Speakers: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Shark Biologist Greg Skomal and WHOI Ocean Ecologist Simon Thorrold

Host: Véronique LaCapra, WHOI

Wednesday, May 20, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Extreme Ocean Machines

Exploring impossible places

Guest host: James Cameron, renowned ocean explorer and filmmaker

Panelists: Mark Dalio, Founder and Creative Director, OceanX; Orla Doherty, Producer of the BBC’s Blue Planet II; Andrew Bowen, Principal Engineer and Director of the National Deep Sea Submergence Facility, WHOI; Vincent Pieribone, Vice Chairman of OceanX and Director of the John B. Pierce Laboratory, Yale University

Q&A moderator: Véronique LaCapra, WHOI

Wednesday, May 27, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

The Future Ocean: What’s in store for our ocean planet and our ocean science?

Speakers: Fabien Cousteau, Aquanaut, Oceanographic Explorer, Environmental Advocate and Founder of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and Mark Abbott, WHOI President and Director

Host: Véronique LaCapra, WHOI

Wednesday, June 3, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Corals in Crisis

How scientists are racing to stop a deadly disease

Speakers: Marine biologist, ocean explorer, and conservationist Sylvia Earle, University of the Virgin Islands coral disease ecologist Marilyn Brandt, and WHOI marine microbial ecologist Amy Apprill.

Host: Véronique LaCapra, WHOI