Inspiring the Next Generation of Oceanographers

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Starts   2021-06-08, 10:00 AM (BST)
Ends     2021-06-22, 04:00 PM (BST)

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Our scientists and engineers will be giving hourly interactive classroom sessions on different themes throughout the day including, Science at Sea and Ocean Robots.
These sessions are aimed at years 7, 8 and 9 and seek to inspire the next generation of Scientists and marine engineers.

10.00 – Session One – The role of the ocean in our changing climate

As a result of climate change, the world is facing unprecedented challenges. Find out how our ocean is reacting to the changing climate.

Dr Ben Moat and Dr Alejandra Sanchez-Franks will take you on a tour of the world’s oceans, from the warm tropics to the frozen poles.

They use computer simulations of the Earth’s climate system, and observations from satellites, ships and ocean-going robots to better understand the health of our oceans.

11.00 – Session Two – Science at the Coast
Sea Level Rise and coastal hazards are affecting many countries, impacting both society and commerce. What do we need to do to prepared for the future?

Dr Jenny Brown and Julia Rulent use observations and computer models to understand flood and erosion hazards at the coast.

Modelling how waves, tides, and surges interact at the coast allows us to improve hazard-forecasting services.

Hear why measuring the size of waves that spray over a seawall helps us understand how regular floods and dangerous conditions occur.

12.00 – Session Three – Yellow Submarines for Greener Ocean Science

We know more about the surface of the moon than we do our Ocean. Therefore, is AI and automation the answer to increasing our understanding of the Ocean and its role in climate change?

Today’s oceanography is high-tech and employs AI, automated robots and satellite technology to take scientists beyond human capability to expand our understanding of the ocean.

Dr Kristian Thaller is leading oceanography into the digital age by advancing smart marine technology for ocean monitoring and enabling scientists to venture where no scientist has gone before.

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