The Our Water, Our World Speaker Series is an extension of the educational programming offered by the Oceans Learning Partnership (OLP) in collaboration with Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Memorial University.

September 14 – 18, 2014, at the Signal Hill Visitor Centre, Parks Canada.

7:00pm – 7:50pm  Drinks and music

8:00pm – 8:30pm  Speaker presentations

8:30pm – 9:00pm  Hors d’oeuvres and drinks

No cost to attend. Let us know if you plan to attend by clicking here.

Tuesday September 16, 8:00pm

Ocean Discovery and Change through Technology: New Gadgets, New Views

Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Departments of Ocean Sciences and Biology,

Dr. Brad De Young, Departments of Physics and Physical Oceanography, Memorial University

Rapid developments in ocean technologies over the last decade are changing our capacity to sample the ocean and its inherent biological, physical, chemical and geological complexity.  A revolution in the use of digital imagery, fiber optics, underwater vehicles (ROVs, AUVs, gliders), molecular biology, and constantly improving sensors has replaced the previous model of surface deployed instruments on sporadic oceanographic cruises as the primary tool of oceanographers. Doctors Snelgrove and De Young will present their experiences with these technologies in the North Atlantic and elsewhere to illustrate new ways of seeing the ocean.