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Cutting Edge: The Oceans

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Cutting Edge is a new set of lectures produced exclusively by AAAS offering members insight into emerging trends and advances in science. Our second event will focus on the oceans. Three experts will give presentations on marine life, corals and the deep sea. This event will take place on January 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm ET at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C. in the auditorium. A catered reception will follow the talks. 

Cutting Edge: The Oceans coincides with the marine art exhibit: Beneath the Surface: Rediscovering a World Worth Conserving, currently in the lobby of AAAS HQ. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore this remarkable installation featuring works by: Dana Robson, Cleo Vilett, Wyland, Brian Skerry, Courtney Mattison, Rachel Simmons, and Karen Hackenberg.

Guest Speakers:

  • Marine Life (sharks): Robert Hueter, director for the Mote Marine Lab, Florida
  • Corals: Randi Rotjan, marine scientist at the New England Aquarium
  • Deep Sea Exploration: David Gallo, deep sea explorer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Special Guest Speaker (closing remarks): Sylvia Earle, oceanographer and research pioneer

    Oceanographer and AAAS board member Nancy Knowlton will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

    Each speaker will talk for 15 minutes followed by closing remarks from Dr. Earle. We expect the reception to begin around 7:30-7:45 p.m. and the night will conclude around 9 p.m.

    We hope that you can join us for what should be an outstanding and educational couple of hours.

    RSVP to reserve your spot!

    AAAS Headquarters:
    1200 New York Ave. NW
    Washington, D.C.
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