A 4-part webinar series presenting GEOTRACES research begins on April 30th!
It will focus on trace elements and what they can tell us about biogeochemical processes, the carbon cycle, and climate. Nine scientists, each studying a unique facet of ocean chemistry, will share their work and the importance of researching these rare and vital “clues” from the ocean.
How do key micronutrients get to the middle of the ocean? Why should (or shouldn’t) we fertilize the ocean?
What are oxygen minimum zones? How might they affect life?
How are hydrothermal vent fluids created and how do they move through the ocean?
These topics (and more!) will be covered via presentations from scientists using interactive concept maps, brimming with images, videos and other resources available for use after the series concludes.
The presenters are: Ben Twining, Phoebe Lam, Kristen Buck, Kathy Barbeau, Claire Parker, Carl Lamborg, Dan Ohnemus, Brandy Toner and Jess Fitzsimmons.
An Introduction to GEOTRACES – Thursday, April 30 – 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT
Nutrients in the Open Ocean – Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 4pm ET / 1pm PT
The “Near” Shore – Thursday, May 7 – 7pm ET / 4pm PT
Hydrothermal Vents and Megaplumes – Tuesday, May 12 – 7 pm ET / 4pm PT
The webinar series is organized by Ben Twining and hosted by the COSEE-OS office at University of Maine. This webinar series is free to attend but registration is required to participate. A computer with a working audio system and internet connection are needed to attend. Webinars and all of the materials presented will be archived online.
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