Ocean Sciences 2016: New Orleans
The AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016 was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the last week of February. This was my first US conference, and it was on a scale that I haven’t seen before! The poster hall was enormous – over 3000 poster boards – and there were at least 15 sessions running concurrently throughout the week. Later in the week I would be presenting my PhD work in the “High Latitude Environments: Ice-Ocean Interactions and Circulation around the Antarctic Margins” session, so I had time to enjoy the other sessions and learn about other exciting oceanographic research being undertaken in the Southern Ocean.
There were several plenary talks throughout the week, and an awards session including inspiring talks from Fiamma Straneo and Walter Munk reminiscing on his days as an “early career scientist” as he presented the Munk award to his old friend, Carl Wunsch! The poster sessions provided lots of time and opportunity to chat to other scientists in similar fields, and resulted in interesting discussions. My oral presentation on Thursday went smoothly and I made new contacts for future collaborations, as well as lots of new ideas to pursue! The week was incredibly useful for developing ideas for postdoctoral research and I’m very grateful to the Challenger Society for supporting me to attend the conference.
Profile of Louise Biddle:
Louise is a 4th year PhD student at the University of East Anglia, working with supervisors Karen Heywood, Jan Kaiser and Adrian Jenkins (at BAS) on improving the ways we identify glacial meltwater in the Amundsen Sea. Throughout her PhD Louise has been involved in piloting Seagliders around the world and is enthusiastic in public engagement. Now at the end of her PhD, she hopes to continue in Antarctic oceanographic research as well as strengthening her outreach activities.
A week filled with lots of talks, exciting discussions and a successful oral presentation: @loubiddle at #OSM16, supported by @challengersoc
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change event
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change
Date: 29 November 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Rupert Howes, Joanna Post, Dr John Siddorn, Dr Siva Thambisetty, Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Dr Darian McBain
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building, LSE Campus and online
Many conversations about sustainability and climate-change focus on activities on land – the green part of our planet. This misses a vital part of the puzzle, the role that our oceans play.
Ocean and Coastal Futures - Bursary
As part of our commitment to encouraging and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, Ocean and Coastal Futures is launching its first Coastal Futures Bursary in partnership with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. This opportunity is open for young people aged 18 to 30 years old, who are currently underrepresented in the marine and coastal sector and face financial barriers to attending. Individuals do not have to be working or studying in the sector currently but must reside in the UK.
CLASS Modelling Workshop 2024
The CLASS Programme is hosting a Modelling Workshop in early 2024. This is aimed at UK participants only. Event details and criteria to sign up are available here.