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The Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for the Nineteenth Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture. The Revelle Lecture was created by the Ocean Studies Board in honor of Dr. Revelle’s contributions to the ocean sciences and his dedication to making scientific knowledge available to policymakers.  The 2018 speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Bolster, Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire and author of The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail.

This year’s lecture, Distress Signals: Historical Waypoints in Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Since 1850, will take you on a historical journey of fishing in the Northwest Atlantic and uncovers the deep roots of depleted fisheries as we know them today. Dr. Bolster will highlight the value of historical data, and the possibility that without it we may be profoundly underestimating the oceans’ capacity to produce fish.


Please note that this year the Revelle Lecture will  be held at the National Academy of Sciences Building.

The lecture is free and open to the public

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5:30 PM

The National Academy of Sciences Building

The Fred Kavli Auditorium

2101 Constitution Avenue NW

Washington, D.C. 20418


We hope that you join us this year, and we encourage you to share this information with your colleagues and networks.


To view additional information about the lecture and to register for the event, please go to http://nas-sites.org/revellelecture/.  Registration is not necessary to attend the lecture, but is requested for planning purposes.


Please contact Pam Lewis (plewis@nas.edu) if you have any questions.