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Events

Hopkins Marine Conservation Seminar - Status, trends, and prospects for global fisheries conservation

April 24, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Location: Boatworks, Hopkins Marine Station
Event Type: Seminar
Sponsor: Hopkins

The Marine Conservation Seminars focus on marine conservation issues and solutions. 

This seminars speaker: Boris Worm, Dalhousie University

MLML Seminar- Dr. Valerie Loeb (MLML) "ENSO in Antarctica: ecological manifestations of ENSO variability off the Antarctic Peninsula on interannual to decadal time scales"

April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: MLML Seminar Room
Event Type: Seminar
Price and registration requirements: Free Seminar
Sponsor: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Branding the Monterey Bay Region

April 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location: 100 Colonel Durham St., Seaside CA 93955
Event Type: Seminar
Price and registration requirements: $65
Sponsor: Monterey Bay International Trade Association

California's Blue Economy is a $50 Billion dollar+ industry. Today, Marine Science and the 'Blue Economy' directly affect various business and government sectors such as offshore oil and gas production, national defense, seafloor exploration, communications, agriculture production, renewable energy, weather forecasting and fisheries and water contamination to name a few.

U.S. Congressman Sam Farr will join over 20 Marine Science experts and trade promotion service professionals as presenters and panelists who will be giving a brief glimpse into the world leading Marine Science community of the Monterey Bay region of California.

For many years, in particular since its designation in 1992 as a National Marine Sanctuary, the Monterey Bay has led California's Blue Economy in research and education and has become a global leader in such sectors as abalone farming, aquaculture science, kelp farms research, climate change and sea level rise research and water quality, as well as other 'breakthrough' technologies, products and services addressing all other facets of the marine science industry. 

This Marine Science community is now ready to extend their existing collaborations of 30 different marine science organizations operating in the Monterey Bay into the business side of the Blue Economy to develop bilateral trade and investment opportunities involving the export of products, services, technologies and expertise to foreign organizations throughout the world that need to address their Blue Economy challenges.

This conference will address all of these issues with the afternoon highlight of a special 'take-action' forum that will feature a 'lightening speed' discussion between the conference attendees and 12 different public and private sector trade promotion service professionals in California who provide trade financing for exports as well as marketing, legal, logistic, advocacy, global trade educational services and private investment.

This Marine Science event is produced by the Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA)TradePort and Brand Monterey Bay (BMB) in association with the Monterey Bay Crescent Ocean Research Consortium (MBCORC) and is the 4th event in succession on 'branding' and 'marketing' a world leading industry in the 'one-of-a-kind' Monterey Bay region.

Hopkins Marine Conservation Seminar - Ecosystem consequences of past and present changes in marine biodiversity

April 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Boat Works Lecture Hall
Event Type: Seminar
Sponsor: Hopkins

The Marine Conservation Seminars focus on marine conservation issues and solutions. 

This seminars speaker: Heike Lotze, Dalhousie University 

CSUMB Seminar: Michael McGinnis - Marine Containers and Whales

April 28, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library - Room 1176
Event Type: Seminar
Price and registration requirements: Free
Sponsor: CSUMB

Woods Environmental Forum: Climate, Technology and the Evolution of Political and Economic Institutions

May 1, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Bechtel Conference Room, Y2E2 299, Stanford
Event Type: Seminar
Sponsor: Woods Institute for the Environment

Speaker: 

Stephen Haber, Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, is also professor of political science, history, and (by courtesy) economics at Stanford. He has been awarded every teaching prize at Stanford, including the Walter J. Gores Award for distinguished teaching. His research examines political institutions and economic policies that “hold up” innovation. His current research examines the creation of regulatory barriers to entry in finance, the economic and political consequences of hold up problems created by different systems of agricultural production, and the comparative development of patent systems. Haber’s most recent book, Fragile by Design (with Charles Calomiris), examines how governments and industry incumbents often craft banking regulatory policies in ways that stifle competition and increase systemic risk.

MLML Seminar- Dr. James Wiener (Wisconsin) "Mercury in lacustrine food webs in the western Great Lakes region: bioaccumulation, ecological risk, trends, and policy implications"

May 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: MLML Seminar Room
Event Type: Seminar
Price and registration requirements: Free Seminar
Sponsor: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

The Extreme Life of the Sea: An Illustrated Lecture on the Book

May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Boatworks, Hopkins Marine Station
Event Type: Public Lecture
Price and registration requirements: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: Hopkins Marine Station

The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. This illustrated lecture takes the audience to the absolute limits of the aquatic world -- the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents, and exposes the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches to show how marine life thrives against the odds. It brings to life the sea's most extreme species, and reveals how they succeed across the wide expanse of the world's global ocean. The authors tell the unforgettable stories of some of the most marvelous life forms on Earth, and the challenges they overcome to survive.
Every attendee is given a deep look at the lives of these species. The authors show the audience the world's oldest living species, narrate how flying fish strain to escape their predators, how predatory deep-sea fish use red search lights only they can see to find and attack food, and how at the end of their lives, mother octopus dedicate themselves to raising their young. They also discuss how ocean adaptations can inspire innovative commercial products -- such as fan blades modeled on the flippers of humpback whales -- and how climate change and overfishing could pose the greatest threat yet to our planet's tenacious marine life.

Hopkins Marine Conservation Seminar - The rise of DNA in conservation and ocean management

May 2, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Boat Works Lecture Hall
Event Type: Seminar
Sponsor: Hopkins

The Marine Conservation Seminars focus on marine conservation issues and solutions. 

This seminars speaker: Stephen Palumbi, Stanford Hopkins Marine Station

CSUMB Seminar: Chris Berry - Water Management

May 5, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library - Room 1176
Event Type: Seminar
Price and registration requirements: Free
Sponsor: CSUMB