Category Archives: OSB

Save the Date: Friday, April 28, 2017, 5:30 PM

Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture

Swells, Soundings, and Sustainability…

but

Here be Monsters

Mapping oceans of data for a sustainable sea

 Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to join the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for the Eighteenth 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 2017 speaker is Dr. Dawn Wright, the chief scientist at Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) and professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University.

This year’s lecture, Swells, Soundings, and Sustainability…but “here be monsters:” Mapping oceans of data for a sustainable sea, will take you on a journey of through the history of ocean mapping and identify major research challenges that still exist today. Dr. Wright will address the growing intelligence of ocean mapping systems along with both the over-abundance and the paucity of ocean data, data multidimensionality, the need to increase data resiliency and the ability to make data more accessible to many audiences.

Please note that this year the Revelle Lecture will  be held at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

The lecture is free and open to the public

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW

Washington, DC. 20560

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

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.

OSB Revelle lecture: “Overturning assumptions”

Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture

Save the Date: March 4, 2015, 5:30 PM

Reception to Follow

Overturning Assumptions:

Past, present, and future concerns about the ocean’s circulation

You are cordially invited to join the National Research Council’s Ocean Studies Board for the Sixteenth 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 2015 speaker is Dr. Susan Lozier, Ronie-Richelle Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University.

This year the lecture, Overturning Assumptions: Past, present, and future concerns about the ocean’s circulation, will examine the crucial role that ocean circulation plays in the Earth’s climate system by sequestering anthropogenic carbon dioxide and heat in the deep ocean. New research is uncovering the mechanisms that control the overturning strength and how it may change in the decades ahead. As the pieces are coming together, some long-held assumptions have been overturned and some new paradigms are surfacing.

The lecture is free and open to the public

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Reception to follow

Baird Auditorium in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Enter at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue

2014 Revelle lecture: David Karl

Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture

Save the Date: March 13, 2014, 5:30 PM

The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea:

Science, society & sustainability

You are cordially invited to join the National Research Council’s Ocean Studies Board for the Fifteenth 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 2014 speaker is Dr. David M. Karl, Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) at the University of Hawaii.

This year’s lecture, The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, society & sustainability, will explore the world of marine microorganisms and their crucial role in sustaining the habitability of the Earth. Dr. Karl will discuss the need to better understand marine microbes in the face of a changing planet, which he describes as the contemporary “challenge of the sea.”

The lecture is free and open to the public

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Baird Auditorium in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Enter at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue

(Flyer attached)

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

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

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

Revelle lecture 2013: Melting ice

Save the Date: March 20, 2013, 5:30 PM

Melting Ice

What is happening to Arctic sea ice and what does it mean for us?

You are cordially invited to join the NRC’s Ocean Studies Board for the Fourteenth 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 2013 speaker is Dr. John Walsh, Chief Scientist of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

This year’s lecture, Melting Ice: What is happening to Arctic sea ice and what does it mean for us?, will explore the impacts of recent decreases in Arctic summer sea ice and the ways in which these decreases may already be affecting the larger climate system through a variety of physical, dynamical, and ecological processes.

The lecture is free and open to the public

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Baird Auditorium in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Enter at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue

Reception to follow

Thank you for your past interest in this activity.  We hope that you join us this year and encourage you to share this information with your colleagues.

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

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

Revelle lecture 2012: Tsunami risk

March 20, 2012, 5:30 PM

Tsunamis:
Are we underestimating the risk?

You are cordially invited to join the NRC’s Ocean Studies Board for the Thirteenth 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 2012 speaker is Dr. Eddie Bernard, Scientist Emeritus of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.

This year’s lecture, Tsunamis: Are we underestimating the risk?, will highlight recent tsunami events, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2011 Japanese tsunami and the implications they have had on improving tsunami warning systems preparedness and education both in the United States and internationally.  Dr. Bernard will also explore the tsunami threat to the United States and how we can best prepare our coastal communities in case of a devastating tsunami.

The lecture is free and open to the public

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Baird Auditorium in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Enter at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue

Reception to follow

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

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

 

Revelle lecture – Nancy Rabalais

Save the Date: March 29, 2011, 5:30 PM

Troubled Waters of the Gulf of Mexico

Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to join the Ocean Studies Board for the Twelfth 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 2011 speaker is Dr. Nancy Rabalais, Executive Director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.

With the approach of the one year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout, this year’s lecture, Troubled Waters of the Gulf of Mexico, will highlight the challenges of developing and implementing large-scale restoration plans for the Gulf Coast ecosystem.

The lecture is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm
Baird Auditorium in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
Enter at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue.
Reception to follow
(Flyer attached)

Thank you for your past interest in this activity, and we hope that you will share this information with your colleagues.

To view additional information about the lecture and pre-register for the event, please go to http://dels.nas.edu/osb/. Pre-registration is not necessary to attend the lecture or reception, but is requested to assist us in planning.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Sherrie

Sherrie Forrest
Research Associate
Ocean Studies Board
Board on Science Education
National Academies
WS616 Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Email: sforrest@nas.edu

OSB Revelle lecture 2011: Rabalais

The Ocean Studies Board hopes to see you at the 12th Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture, scheduled for March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Nancy Rabalais, Executive Director and Professor at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium will be this year’s featured speaker.  More information about the lecture will be sent at a later date.