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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

2023 Summer Lecture Series

June 7, 2023Redfield Aud9:30 AMOlivier MarchalG&GOn the dispersal of glacial meltwater in the ocean
10:10 AMKirstin Meyer-KaiserBIOMaritime Heritage Ecology: what studying shipwrecks can teach us about the environment
June 14, 2023David Center (Quissett Campus), AVAST social hub9:30 AMAnnette GovindarajanBIOIlluminating Animal Biodiversity in the Ocean Twilight Zone with Environmental DNA
10:10 AMBeckett ColsonAOPEExploring the deep: adventures in sensor development
June 21, 2023Clark 5079:30 AMLaura BrothersUSGSAncient Rivers: Road Maps to North America's Earliest Cultural Sites on the Outer Continental Shelf
10:10 AMCaroline Ummenhofer, Svenja Ryan and Deb EhrensPOMarine heatwaves - diving into scientific storytelling through art
June 28, 2023Clark 5079:30 AMNick FoukalPODoes Greenland melting affect the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)?
10:10 AMBryan JamesMC&G/BIOResponding to the X-Press Pearl Nurdle Spill
July 5, 2023Redfield Aud9:30 AMDonna DimarchopoulouBIOExploring the bigger picture: From sponges, to ecosystems, fisheries, and climate change
10:10 AMMichael WeirMPC Economic Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms on Fishery-Dependent Communities
July 12, 2023Redfield Aud9:30 AMEllen LalkUSGSTracing methane transformations: from deep sediment biogeochemistry to atmospheric inputs
10:10 AMAlan CondronG&GTowing icebergs to arid regions to reduce water scarcity
July 26, 2023Clark 5079:30 AMCollin WardMC&GCommunicating oil and plastic pollution science with the help of WHOI Graphics
10:10 AMSara GonzalezBIO/AOPESeaweed stories: Investigating ecology and aquaculture of two globally prominent kelp species
August 2, 2023Redfield Aud9:30 AMMaddie SmithAOPEThin and transient meltwater layers and false bottoms in the Arctic sea ice pack
10:10 AMMohammed HashimMC&GOxygenation during Earth’s early history and its link to animal evolution