4-part GeoTraces webinar begins April 30

04-23-2015

Dr. Ben Twining, director of research and education here at Bigelow Laboratory and a GeoTraces researcher, organized a four-part webinar series to help the public understand biogeochemical processes in the ocean, the carbon cycle, and how climate changes are effecting both. He will be joined by Postdoctoral Researcher Dan Ohnemus and seven other scientists who will answer questions during a four-part seminar series beginning Thursday April 30th at 7 p.m ET. The series will focus on trace elements and what they can tell us about biogeochemical processes, the carbon cycle, and climate. Nine scientists, each studying a unique facet of ocean chemistry, will share their work and the importance of researching these rare and vital "clues" from the ocean.

How do key micronutrients get to the middle of the ocean? Why should (or shouldn't) we fertilize the ocean? What are oxygen minimum zones? How might they affect life? How are hydrothermal vent fluids created and how do they move through the ocean? These topics (and more) will be covered via presentations from scientists using interactive concept maps, brimming with images, videos and other resources available for use after the series concludes.

In addition to Drs. Twining and Ohnemus, the other presenters are Phoebe Lam, Kristen Buck, Kathy Barbeau, Claire Parker, Carl Lamborg, Brandy Toner, and Jess Fitzsimmons.

Series Schedule:

sB An Introduction to GEOTRACES - Thursday, April 30 - 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT

sB Nutrients in the Open Ocean - Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 4pm ET / 1pm PT

sB The "Near" Shore - Thursday, May 7 - 7pm ET / 4pm PT

sB Hydrothermal Vents and Megaplumes - Tuesday, May 12 - 7 pm ET / 4pm PT

The webinar series is hosted by the COSEE-OS office at University of Maine. While attendance is free, [140]registration is required to participate. A computer with a working audio system and internet connection are also needed to participate. Webinars and all of the materials presented will be archived online. [141]More information. [142]To register. News Sidebar