As the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science enters its 75th year of scientific discovery, it brings the South Florida community another great lineup of speakers on the latest scientific research and exploration of the planet.
(From The Islander News) — The 2018 Sea Secrets is a series of evening lectures designed for the non-scientific community. Each lecture takes place at the UM Rosenstiel School auditorium, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m.
The 2018 Sea Secrets Lecture Series schedule features:
Tuesday, January 23: “In the Wake of an Environmental Disaster – Is There a Silver Lining?” RSMAS Professor Martin Grosell will discuss the impacts of the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Extensive research efforts have not only characterized the damage to the biology in the Gulf of Mexico, but have also taught the scientific community about first response strategies for future oil spills and have provided extensive information about the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.
Tuesday, February 6: “Ocean Science + Global Security = Ocean Security.” Jon White, President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, will explore how the ocean relates to national defense; homeland security; food, water, and energy security; economic prosperity; and human health and safety. He will discuss opportunities for scientific research and development to create solutions that enable a healthy, sustainable and productive ocean that can answer the basic needs of humanity and enhance global security.