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The 4th Annual Frontiers in Ocean Sciences Symposium: Climate Change & Environmental Justice

June 9, 2022

Dear Colleagues,
A reminder that on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 1:00-5:30PM ET, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences will hold the 4th Frontiers in Ocean Sciences Symposium. 
The theme of this year’s virtual symposium is Climate Change and Environmental Justice.
Registration for the online symposium is free and open to all, and the link for registration can be found at:
Featured at the symposium will be a line-up of early career rising stars who will speak about their ground-breaking research and on the symposium theme. The symposium will also include three of last year’s speakers returning for an alumni panel discussion.
Speakers at this year’s symposium include:
  • Dr. Anela Choy (Asst. Prof; UCSD/Scripps) whose talk will be on “Food web linkages across the deep-sea water column”
  • Dr. Claudine Hauri (Asst. Prof; UAlaska Fairbanks) who will be speaking on “Ocean acidification research in Alaska: from seagliders to models” 
  • Dr. Dan Okamoto (Asst. Prof; Florida State University) will be presenting  “Addressing equity and climatic uncertainty in nearshore rocky reef ecosystems” and
  • Dr. Amina Schartup (Asst. Prof; UCSD Scripps) who will be presenting “The mercury cycle in an era of global change”.
The alumni panel consists of:
  • Dr Tamara Pico
  • Dr Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño
  • Dr Nikki Traylor-Knowles
I will also be giving a welcoming speech and there will also be a capstone speech by Dr Alex Isern, the Assistant Director of the Directorate of Geosciences.
We gratefully appreciate you sharing the attached flyer advertising the symposium with your friends and colleagues.
Yours faithfully,
Terry Quinn,
Director of the Ocean Sciences Division,
National Science Foundation

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