OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center announces “Science on Tap” at Rogue Brewery on Jan 24
OSU Professor Jack Barth will be the first speaker of the 2012 “Science on Tap” series sponsored by the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport. The presentation is FREE and will begin at 6pm on Tuesday, January 24 at Rogue Ale’s South Beach waterfront location, Brewer’s on the Bay. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from the regular menu, and Rogue will host their weekly Aloha “Hawaiian Shirt” Night.
Barth’s presentation, “New Eyes on our Changing Ocean: Underwater Robotic Gliders and the Ocean Observatories Initiative” will introduce the use of autonomous underwater gliders and other emerging technologies for remote ocean observation and research. Barth is a Professor of Oceanography and Associate Dean for Research in Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. His research explores the relationships between ocean circulation and ecosystems in coastal waters, including low-oxygen (hypoxic) zones off the coast of Oregon. Barth’s research team uses gliders to study this region, and has logged over 51,000 km of measurements over the last six years. He presently serves on the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council’s (OPAC) Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee and was a member of NSF’s Observatory Steering Committee that launched the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). Professor Barth will present his current research using gliders and describe their invaluable role in understanding the rapid changes underway in the ocean environment.
For more information: Maryann.Bozza@oregonstate.edu, 541-867-0234