Networking the Ocean: Using Technology to Study Real-Time, In Situ Marine Processes

Date: 

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Image John Delaney speaker for Networking the Ocean: Using Technology to Study Real-Time, In Situ Marine Processes

Free Public Lecture

John Delaney, Professor of Oceanography and Jerome M. Paros Endowed Chair in Sensor Networks; Principal Investigator and Director, Regional Scale Nodes Program, University of Washington

Studying complex deep-sea processes is a challenging task, but a new network of robotic sensors installed in some of the most remote ocean areas promises to revolutionize ocean science and education. John Delaney will discuss the development of this network and how it enables real-time interdisciplinary research on once-inaccessible natural phenomena in the world's oceans, such as migration patterns, erupting volcanoes, undersea earthquakes, and storms. Understanding these environmental phenomena makes it possible to analyze their impact on the evolution of marine organisms. 

 

Related exhibition: Marine Life in the Putnam Family Gallery, at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Free event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series is supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit.