SMSOE Seminar Series

The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering invites you to our monthly seminar series! 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 a 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.

The event is designed to include one hour of presentations and Q&A followed by a one-hour social.

Upcoming Seminar: The Changing Arctic and Why It Matters


Photo of Jacqueline Richter-Menge

Jacqueline Richter-Menge
United States Arctic Research Commission Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (Retired)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Presentation)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Social Hour)
Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons
75 Main Street, Durham NH

The arc of my polar research career began in 1981, when a 25-mile helicopter flight out of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska would find you in a field of large, old and thick sea ice floes. No more. In a recent trip off the north coast, it was challenging to find an isolated piece of thick ice after traveling more than 200 miles over an extensive expanse of newly formed sea ice. This is just one example of the remarkable changes I, and others, have witnessed throughout the Arctic region over the last 37 years; changes which provide some of the most compelling evidence of the warming global climate.
This presentation will describe the wide-ranging impacts the persistent warming temperatures are having on the Arctic environment and discuss the reasons why you (and others) should care.
This event includes light refreshments and cash bar. Parking is available in the Campus Crossing Visitor Lot located on Mill Road (parking fees apply).