SMSOE Seminar Series

The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering invites you to our monthly seminar series! Starting March 1 and repeating monthly through May, this series is designed to bring the UNH and local marine communities together to learn, discuss, network and hopefully to develop new ideas and ways to collaborate with partners both on and off campus. Each seminar will include several short talks relating to the seminar's theme, followed by an opportunity for questions, and a social. Light refreshments and cash bar will be available. The seminars are launched with the following goals in mind:

  • Promote awareness and identity for the SMSOE Community both within and outside of UNH.
  • Build connections both on- and off-campus among UNH researchers, students, educators, stakeholders and others around important topics related to marine and coastal resources.
  • Facilitate discussions that will help focus research and other efforts to effectively address challenges and opportunities facing management of marine and coastal resources.

March Seminar

Climate Change and the Ocean: Local and Global Impacts

On March 1, Drs. Larry Mayer, Win Watson, Rob Swift, and Joe Salisbury bring their expertise to the table to discuss climate change and how it impacts us on a local and global scale. Whether it's the Arctic ice pack, lobsters, alternative energy, or ocean acidification, there's something to learn for everyone! This seminar will include the following short scientific talks:

Climate Change, Changing Arctic Ice-Pack and Societal Impacts presented by Dr. Larry Mayer, Director, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

The Impacts of Climate Change on the Lobster Fishery presented by Dr. Win Watson, Professor of Zoology

Reducing our Carbon Footprint - UNH Research on Alternative Energy from the Ocean - Waves, Tides and Wind presented by Dr. Rob Swift, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering

Ocean Acidification and the Gulf of Maine presented by Dr. Joe Salisbury, Research Assistant Professor of Oceanography


Date: Wednesday, March 1
Time: 4 pm - 6 pm
Location: Piscataqua Room, Holloway Commons, UNHP
Parking: Public Parking is available within walking distance to Holloway Commons. Please visit the UNH Transportation Services webpage for parking locations and campus map. All standard UNH parking fees apply.

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Sky in Nares Strait. Photo credit: Kevin Jerram
Nares Strait. Photo by Kevin Jerram

Future Seminar Information

April Seminar

Seafood and a Healthy Great Bay Estuary: A Granite State Challenge

April 5, 2017

May Seminar

Ocean Soundscapes: The Acoustic Perspective on Ocean Issues

May 5, 2017

Ocean Acoustics