Meet the Scientists

Representatives from Collaborative member institutions attend day-long professional development programs, meeting with scientists to discuss the latest research findings, methodologies and analytic techniques that scientists use to unravel human versus natural impacts on climate. This dialogue also allows scientists to learn more about how informal educators present complicated subject matter to the public in “digestible bits.”


Past Workshops

Meet the Oceanographers

It’s not just hot water we’re in:
Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification is the phenomenon by which increased CO2 absorption in oceans results in decreased pH levels, which has the potential to cause catastrophic change to biodiversity and foodwebs, especially through its impacts on organisms with calcareous shells or exoskeletons, including corals, sea urchins, and oysters.

Doney presentation

Hosted by
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
6:00 pm -8:30pm

The Presenters

  • Dr. Penny Vlahos, Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences and Chemistry at UConn-Avery Point (More about Dr. Vlahos here)

  • Ocean Chemistry and the Carbon Cycle
  • Dr. Scott Doney, Senior Scientist in the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (More about Dr. Doney here)
    The Biological Ramifications of an Acidic Ocean

More Past Workshops

Get synopses, research abstracts, reports and powerpoint presentations from previous Meet the Scientist forums, featuring the latest climate change research, in our event archives.


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