Next in Science: Oceans

Next in Science: Oceans

The "Next in Science" series provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose innovative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the greater Boston area. The focus of this year’s program will be on the world’s oceans. The scholars’ research represents new interdisciplinary directions in science on the origins of water on Earth, communication among whales in a noisy environment, natural ways of protecting coastal regions, and the role of deep ocean currents on climate.

Free and open to the public.

Program Agenda

1 p.m. 
Introduction, John Huth, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute, and Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

1:15 p.m. 
Rachel Gittman, postdoctoral research associate, Marine Science Center, Northeastern University
"Living Shorelines: Are We Designing Functional, Sustainable, and Resilient Coasts?"

1:45 p.m. 
Ana Širović, assistant researcher, Marine Bioacoustics Lab, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
"Sound Approaches to Managing Endangered Marine Species”

2:15 p.m. 
Q&A with Gittman and Širović

2:35 p.m. 

3 p.m.
Lydia Hallis, Marie Curie Research Fellow, School of Geographical and Earth Science, University of Glasgow
"The Origin of Earth's Water"

3:30 p.m. 
Ben Harden, assistant professor of oceanography, Sea Education Association
"The Fate of the Gulf Stream"

4 p.m. 
Q&A with Hallis and Harden

4:20 p.m. 
Conclusion, John Huth

4:30 p.m. 

A larger, one-day public symposium on the topic, "From Sea to Changing Sea: A Science Symposium about Oceans" takes place on Friday, October 28, 2016.