WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship September 7-12, 2014


Sunday, Sept. 7
4 p.m.  Orientation/welcome-
Brief driving tour of Falmouth, WHOI campuses
Erin Koenig, Media Relations Coordinator
Erika Fitzpatrick, Media Relations Specialist
6 p.m.    Welcome dinner at Captain Kidd
Monday, Sept. 8
9:00 a.m. 

Return to Antikythera/ Exosuit - MRF 204
Brendan Foley, Research Specialist, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

10:30 a.m.

Whales & Entanglements- MRF 204
Michael Moore, Director of the Marine Mammal Center & Senior Research Specialist, Biology

1:00 p.m.  

Tour of Computerized Scanning & Imaging Facility/Necropsy Facility- MRF

2:00 p.m. 

Global Rivers Project- MRF 204
Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

3:15 p.m.  

Climate Change
Carol Anne Clayson, Director of the Ocean and Climate Change Institute, Senior Scientist, Physical Oceanography

5 – 8 p.m.  Cookout with WHOI leadership & scientists
Tuesday, Sept. 9
9 a.m.   

Hadal Ecosystems Studies (HADES) program/Ocean Trenches- Carriage House                       Tim Shank, Associate Scientist w/ Tenure, Biology

10:30 a.m.  

Past Climate & Civilizations- Carriage House
Liviu Giosan, Associate Scientist w/ Tenure, Geology & Geophysics

11:30 a.m.  

Tour of Core lab/ XRF scanner

1:00 p.m.

Arctic Spring Expedition/ Exploring Life Under the Sea Ice- Carriage House
Robert Pickart , Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

2:30 p.m.

Biomedical Techniques/Changing Ocean Conditions- Carriage House
Mak Saito, Associate Scientist w/ Tenure, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

3:30 to 5 p.m.

Scheduled interviews with scientists
We’ve left this time open for you to arrange interview time with scientists of your choice.

Wednesday, Sept. 10
9:00 a.m.  

Tagging Project/ Sharks, Whales, Rays & other Fish- Carriage House
Simon Thorrold- Senior Scientist, Biology and Director of the Ocean Life Institute

10:30 a.m.  

Squid & Ocean Acidification- Carriage House
Aran Mooney, Assistant Scientist, Biology

1:00 p.m.

Our Radioactive Ocean Project/tour of lab
Collen Durkin

2:30 p.m.   

Palau/Corals That Thrive in Low pH Conditions-Carriage House
Anne Cohen, Associate Scientist w/ Tenure, Geology & Geophysics

4:00 p.m.

MIT/WHOI Joint Program Student Presentations- Carriage House
Alice Alpert
Alexis Fischer

 5:00 p.m.

Pizza party

Thursday, Sept. 11

A Day at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR)

9:00 a.m.    

Welcome & Intro to WBNERR

9:30 a.m.  

Mysterious Stinging Jellyfish in New England's coastal waters
Mary Carman, Research Specialist, Biology

10:30 a.m.  

Canoe trip

1:30 p.m. 

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria/Human impacts on Beaches
Rebecca Gast,Associate Scientist w/ Tenure, Biology

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Scheduled interviews with scientists
We’ve left this time open for you to arrange interview time with scientists of your choice.

Friday, Sept. 12
9:00 a.m.

Upgraded Alvin vehicle-Smith Conf. Room
Susan Humphris, Senior Scientist, Geology & Geophysics and principal investigator on Alvin upgrade project.

10:30 a.m.

Nereus, Nereid Under Ice, & Future of HROVs- Blake Conference Room
Andy Bowen, Director of National Deep Submergence Facility, Principal Engineer
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

1:00 p.m.

Imaging & Robotics -Smith Conf. Room
Hanu Singh, Associate Scientist, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering