Jeffrey B. Graham

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.


Monday, August 8

100 Years of Scripps Pier Science

Speaker to be announced.
Since 1916, data on ocean conditions and plankton have been measured from Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Pier, providing unparalleled information on changes in the coastal Pacific Ocean. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of this invaluable resource and learn about how past data influences future decisions on how to best understand and protect the planet.

Monday, September 12

The Hungry Octopus and the Endangered Abalone

Jennifer Hofmeister, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Octopuses are one of the most common and important predators along the coast of Southern California. These intelligent hunters prey on a wide range of species, including endangered Abalone.
To help Abalone recover, Scripps Oceanographers must first understand the complexities of Octopus behavior.

Monday, October 10

The Insider's Guide to the R/V Sally Ride

Bruce Applegate, Associate Director of Scripps, Head of Ship Operations
Scripps Oceanography welcomes America’s newest oceanographic research vessel: R/V Sally Ride. The ship features the most advanced oceanographic research tools available, and is named in honor of famed NASA astronaut, science advocate, and UC San Diego Professor, Sally Ride. Gain an insider's look at the what it takes to design, build, and run one of the most important tools modern day explorers will use to understand and protect the planet.

Monday, November 14

The Critical Need for Sustained Ocean Observations: CalCOFI and Beyond

Francisco Werner, Director, Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Long term, sustained ocean observations provide scientists with much needed insight into natural and human induced changes in the world ocean. Join NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center Director Francisco Werner as he provides a broad perspective on ocean observing and its scientific value and application, as well as a close up look at the important monitoring effort in our own coastal ocean, the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations.

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Perspectives lectures are recorded monthly and can be viewed online through the UCSD-TV website. To date, these 130+ videos have been viewed more than 10 million times.

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