Public Lecture & Book Signing: January 26 Birch Aquarium at Scripps Beyond the Obituaries: Success Stories in Ocean Conservation Despite the prevailing mantra of doom and gloom, there are reasons to be hopeful when it comes to the future of the ocean. Get inspired by special guest Dr. Nancy Knowlton, founding director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the current Sant Chair of Marine Science at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Knowlton is a winner of the Peter Benchley Award and the Heinz Award for her work in marine science and conservation. Her recent book, Citizens of the Sea, celebrates the Census of Marine Life, a decade-long effort to catalog and estimate the total diversity of life in the vast global ocean. A booksigning will follow her talk. The book is currently on the sale in the aquarium Gift Shop. Cost: Free
The Next Decade Symposium: January 27 As
CMBC celebrates is first decade and looks forward to the next, this
symposium will look to the future of CMBC research collaborations. We
will discuss ongoing research and unveil new research initiatives. Panels of UCSD Alumni will consider their interdisciplinary training and
training needs for the future in an interactive mode. Donors, friends,
faculty, students and graduates are encouraged to participate in
discussions. Former Director of CMBC, Jeremy Jackson, will provide a
special lecture "Why Don't They Listen?".
We hope this event will broaden
awareness of CMBC and provide all participants with a sense of optimism
for the future health of the oceans.