Our Changing Ocean, Series 3 - UVic Continuing Studies Lecture

Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times .
Mar 8, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm PST

Location

University of Victoria

Ocean Networks Canada staff are presenting the four lectures that make up the the UVic Continuing Studies course Our Changing Oceans, Series 3.

Humans are intimately connected to the global ocean: we rely on it for food, energy, transportation, jobs, recreation and even oxygen. Despite covering over 70% of the planet, providing a home to two million of Earth's species, and containing some of the world's tallest mountains and deepest valleys, the ocean is largely unexplored and holds many secrets to fully understanding our planet.

Increasing human population and world economic activity have resulted in accelerated exploitation of Earth's resources and direct and indirect impacts to the global ocean. Additionally, as population densities in coastal areas increase, so too does the need to better understand and respond to ocean-related natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis.

Linking elements of chemistry, physics, biology and geology, these sessions will look at a number of ocean issues of societal concern and how technology is allowing us to better understand our changing ocean. Each session will include a 1.5-hour lecture followed by 30 minutes of discussion.

Note: it is not necessary to have attended the first two parts of this series to take Series 3, and Students can attend one or all lectures in the March series.

Lectures:

March 8: Wiring the Abyss: Adventures in Deep-Sea Engineering

March 15: Pacific Warming: From the Warm Blob to El Niño and Back Again

March 22: Thunderbird and Whale: BC's Next Big Earthquake and Tsunami

March 29: Sound in the Sea: It's Changing, It's Revealing and It Will Affect Your Supper