Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series

Time: 7–8 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30; lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Cost: Public $8, Students/Educators $5, Free for members

The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth’s mysteries in hundreds of research projects under way on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery. Services available for the deaf or hard of hearing.
For additional lectures, check our upcoming Ocean Author Presentations.

September 8

How Does El Niño Affect California?

David Pierce, climate scientist

El Niño is a phenomenon that impacts weather and climate around the globe. Join climate scientist David Pierce to learn what an El Niño event is, how it affects the weather and water supply in the greater San Diego region and California in general, and how scientists use models to forecast the likelihood of El Niño events.


October 13

Earthquake Science at Scripps

Dr. Guy Masters, geophysicist

Join Scripps seismologist Guy Masters, director of the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, for an illuminating look at how Scripps scientists are working to understand and monitor earthquakes. Learn how scientists model the potential impacts of major events in Southern California.


November 10
Understanding and Protecting our Blue Planet

Dr. Jennifer Smith, marine ecologist

Understanding how humans impact marine ecosystems is crucial to developing successful conservation strategies to protect the health of our ocean. Discover how Scripps marine ecologist Jennifer Smith and her team are conducting research relevant to solving human-induced problems in environments ranging from coral reefs to the waters off our shores.



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