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Lecture Series

The Summer Lecture Series provides our Summer Student Fellows and entering Joint Program Students with a popular and very useful introduction to the breadth of oceanographic research at WHOI. The speakers are asked to gear their talks to a college Junior/Senior level, and we ask speakers to remember that many in their audience will have had little or no previous oceanography course work. Speakers are encouraged to make their talks as interactive as possible in order to motivate students to participate and ask questions.

"I really appreciated the Summer Lecture Series--I think that one of the best parts of the SSF program is that you become exposed to all different areas of Oceanography, and the lecture series was one of the primary methods for doing so! I feel like I learned so much, and it really broadened my horizons." SSF '11

2022 Summer Lecture Series

DateLocationTimeSpeakerDepartmentTitle
June 8, 2022Redfield Aud9:30 AMChris ReddyMC&GPlastic pollution: Current challenges and future solutions
10:00 AMKirstin Meyer-KaiserBIOHow do invertebrates survive and reproduce in the Arctic deep sea?
June 15, 2022Redfield Aud9:30 AMRebecca Sanders-DeMottUSGSRestoring tides to rein in methane emissions
10:00 AMMei SatoBIOUsing sound to visualize life below the surface
June 22, 2022David Center (Quissett Campus), AVAST social hub9:30 AMMatt LongMC&GMoving Beyond Concentration Measurements: How Technology, Physics and Fluxes Advance Marine Biogeochemistry
10:00 AMJulie HuberMC&GMicrobial life in the deep sea and beyond
June 29, 2022Redfield Aud9:30 AMAl PlueddemannPOThe Ocean Observatories Initiative: Concept, technology and data
10:00 AMYogi GirdharAOPEEnabling ecologically curious robots for monitoring coral reefs
July 6, 2022Redfield Aud9:30 AMRellie GoddardG&GZooming in to see the bigger picture: using microstructures to explore large-scale geological phenomenon
10:00 AMTom BellAOPEUnderstanding ecosystems from the edge of space
July 13, 2022Clark 5079:30 AMCaroline UmmenhoferPOWinds of change: Mining climate clues from our whaling past
10:00 AMCatherine WalkerAOPEObserving ice on Earth and across the Solar System
July 27, 2022Clark 5079:30 AMGlen GawarkiewiczPOHunting for salty intrusions at the edge of the Continental Shelf
10:00 AMSalme CookUSGSHold the salt: using numerical models to study salinity intrusion in estuarine systems
August 3, 2022Redfield Aud9:30 AMYaqin LiuMPCA journey to science and research on seafood trade
10:00 AMMark HahnBIOSurvivor: New Bedford Harbor! Coping with Extreme Pollution