Combining science, community, and policy for a sustainable future
Achieving success in ocean conservation is a complex navigation of science, policy, and the needs of local communities. But it is achievable. Join us to explore how scientists, communities, and NGOs are joining forces to inform policy and together create workable, sustainable strategies for critical ocean ecosystems. With a video message from UN Special Envoy for the Ocean Peter Thomson, and host Véronique LaCapra.
Speakers: Anne Cohen, Tenured Associate Scientist, WHOI; Ann Singeo, Executive Director, Ebiil Society, Palau; and Staci Lewis, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions. With a video message from UN Special Envoy for the Ocean Peter Thomson, and host Véronique LaCapra, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Anne Cohen Tenured Associate Scientist, WHOI
Ann Singeo Executive Director, Ebiil Society, Palau
Speakers: Michael Moore, Whale Trauma Specialist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Rob Martin, Commercial Fisherman; Michael Asaro, Ecological Economist, NOAA Fisheries, and hostVéronique LaCapra, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered whales in the world, with an estimated 366 left on the planet. These animals are often found on the Continental Shelf of the East Coast of North America, making them vulnerable to human activities including fishing gear entanglements. In recent years, more whales have died than have been born. Join us as we examine the top threats facing North Atlantic right whales, and discuss the crucial efforts by the scientific community, fishing industry, and policy makers to develop the most effective and viable solutions to ensure the long-term survival of this critically endangered species.
We live on a radioactive planet. With the 10th anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan, we take a look at the radiation all around us—its natural sources, its human applications, and their impacts on us and our environment. We’ll also delve into some of the beneficial uses of radioactivity and the way we perceive—or misperceive—the threats that radiation poses.
Speakers: Bruce Strickrott,Alvin program manager, Patricia “Trish” Gregg, Marine volcanologist, and Peter Girguis, Marine biologist, with host Véronique LaCapra, WHOI
Within months Alvin will be able to explore 99% of the ocean floor. A feat of engineering and vision, this expansion of range for the human-occupied submersible will bring scientists into extreme environments across the globe.
Hear from a volcanologist, a marine biologist, and Alvin’s senior pilot about how the iconic sub enables scientific discovery in the far reaches of Earth’s ocean.
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
Our Enchanted Ocean: A night of art, performances, and science
Featuring: a special composition played on giant conch shells by “High Tide” Harold, live performance by the Boston Dance Theater with WHOI collaborator Dr. Larry Pratt, special piano performance by Boston Pops Orchestra conductor Keith Lockhart, short film by ocean scientist and creative projects liaison for the Ocean Exploration Trust Megan Lubetkin with WHOI collaborator Dr. Daniel Fornari, live spoken-word performance by Victoria Bautista, and live musical “soul massage” by multi-instrumentalist Zach Deputy.
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
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 AmyApprill.
Host: Véronique LaCapra, WHOI
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