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Observing the oceans - video of the public webinar

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Observing the oceans - video of the public webinar

October 1, 2021

On Friday 17th September, the Division of Ocean Sciences held a  public webinar on several NSF supported projects and initiatives as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development “laboratories” program.

The UN Decade “laboratories” are coordinated outreach events  that take place over a three day period, with each “laboratory” being based on a theme or goal of the UN Decade. The recent event was part of the UN Decade’s “predicted ocean” theme and consisted of four presentations aimed at a general public  audience.

The event was introduced by Lindsay Martin (GEO) and the presentations  included:

· Dr Joellen Russel, University of Arizona, on the Global Ocean Biogeochemical array.

· Dr John Trowbridge, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, on the Ocean Observatories Initiative.

· Dr Phoebe Lam, University of California Santa Cruz, on the GEOTRACES program.

· Dr Chris Parsons (OCE), on the National Deep Submergence Facility.

A video of the webinar can be found here. (Note: the size of the video is 600+ MB)


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