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A Video of the US National Science Foundation’s 3rd Annual Frontiers in Ocean Sciences Symposium is now available

July 15, 2021

A video of the US National Science Foundation’s 3rd Annual Frontiers in Ocean Sciences Symposium is now available online at:

The theme of this year’s virtual symposium was The Future of the Oceans.  

The symposium was organized by the Division of Ocean Sciences and featured a line-up of early career rising stars who spoke about their ground-breaking research and their thoughts on the future of the oceans. The symposium also included an alumni panel discussion on the future of ocean science.

Speakers at this year’s symposium included:

  • Dr Tamara Pico  (UC Santa Cruz), whose talk was “insights into ancient ice sheets from unconventional sea-level records”.
  • Dr Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño (University of Washington), who presented “the significance of life history strategies in coral recovery after a bleaching event”.
  • Dr Melissa Omand (University of Rhode Island), who spoke on “toward a sensor-laden future ocean”.
  • Dr Nikki Traylor-Knowles (university of Miami), whose talk was entitled “coral cellular ecoimmunity in a disease landscape of unknowns”.

The alumni panel consisted of:

  • Dr Hilary Palevsky, Boston College                            
  • Dr Jessica Tierney, University of Arizona                           
  • Dr Phil Bresnahan, University of North Carolina Wilmington

The symposium also included keynote speeches by Dr Terry Quinn, the Director of the Division of Ocean Sciences, and Dr. Alexandra Isern, the Assistant Director of the Department of Geosciences.

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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