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From Sea to Changing Sea: A Science Symposium about Oceans

  • Friday, October 28, 2016
    1 PM ET
  • Knafel Center
    10 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

This symposium will focus on important new research on the changing nature of the world’s oceans and the questions that arise from that change.

The program will begin with a study of new data about the formation of oceans and the origins of early life. Speakers will then examine how oceans have transformed over climate epochs as water temperatures have fluctuated and ice sheets have formed and melted. Leading scientists and policymakers will also consider how human behavior is affecting the seas, and they will explore the impact of these shifts on marine life, islands, coastal areas, and climate change overall. The symposium will conclude by asking what role the scientific community and others can play in understanding and stewarding this critical global resource.

Free and open to the public.

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This is the Linda N. Cabot Science Symposium.

Speaker at

Early Life in the Oceans


INTRODUCTION

Lizabeth Cohen, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study


FRAMING REMARKS

John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


EARLY LIFE IN THE OCEANS

Moderator: Chris Bowler, CNRS Director of Research, Institut de Biologie de l'École Normale Supérieure, and 2016–2017 Grass Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study


David Emerson, Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director for Bacteriology, Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences


Peter R. Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Speaker at

The Role of Oceans in Climate


Moderator: Amala Mahadevan, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and 2014–2015 Fellow, Radcliffe Insitute for Advanced Study


Maureen E. Raymo, Lamont Research Professor and Director, Lamont-Doherty Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University


Rebecca Woodgate, Senior Principal Oceanographer and Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington


Lynne D. Talley, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

Speaker at

Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Greater Boston


Moderator: John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


Ellen Douglas, Graduate Program Director, School for the Environment, and

Associate Professor of Hydrology, University of Massachusetts Boston

Speaker at

The Future of Oceans


Moderator: Richard Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School


Steven D. Poulin, Rear Admiral and Commander, First Coast Guard District, United States Coast Guard


CLOSING REMARKS

John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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