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.

Fall Seminars

Humpback whale song spectogram

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Ocean Carbon Cycle

Serving as the largest reservoir of actively cycled carbon on Earth, the oceans are a major governor of our planet’s climate and its habitability for life. From microscopic marine microbes to global scale ocean currents operating over a range of timescales, we will highlight the dynamic roles for biology and ocean circulation in driving the ocean carbon cycle. Featuring the following topics and speakers:

Marine Microbes and the Carbon Cycle, presented by Dr. Kai Ziervogel, Research Assistant Professor, OPAL
The Soil of the Sea: Marine DOM and its Role in Ocean Carbon Storage, presented by Dr. Robert Letscher, Assistant Professor of Chemical Oceanography, Earth Sciences
A Question of Time - Temporal Scales in Biological Production and the Carbon Cycle, presented by Dr. Bror Jonsson, Research Assistant Professor, OPAL

Past Seminar Topics

Ocean Acoustics: A Sound perspective on ocean dynamics

Seafood and Healthy Great Bay: A Granite State Challenge

Climate Change and the Ocean: Local and Global Impacts


Topic: Ocean Carbon Cycle
Speakers: Dr. Kai Ziervogel, Dr. Robert Letscher, Dr. Bror Jonsson
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 4 pm - 6 pm
Location: Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons, UNH
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.