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February 10, 2023
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    February 10, 2023  10:40 am - 12:00 pm
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February 17, 2023
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February 24, 2023
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Our seminars

The Ocean Science Department hosts speakers from external institutions and from UCSC to share their research in 1-hour seminars, currently in both in-person and virtual formats. The seminars are held on Friday’s at 12:00pm in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. When in-person, the location is PSB-260.

Latest News

UCSC researchers win NOAA grants to study climate change patterns in California’s marine sanctuaries

Two UC Santa Cruz researchers will be delving deeper into coastal and climate resiliency efforts within California’s marine sanctuaries as part of two recent grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Ocean scientist Christina Ravelo awarded AGU’s Maurice Ewing Medal

The American Geophysical Union’s Ewing Medal is given annually in recognition of significant original contributions to the ocean sciences.

With Pivot Fellowship, astronomer J. Xavier Prochaska turns to oceanography

A new program from the Simons Foundation supports successful researchers who have a deep interest, curiosity, and drive to make contributions to a new discipline.

Data from elephant seals reveal new features of marine heatwave ‘the Blob’

Instruments carried by migrating elephant seals measured deep warm-water anomalies that lasted much longer than the surface warming.

Reefense project aims to meld biology and engineering in novel structures for coastal protection

UCSC scientists are part of a DARPA-funded team to develop innovative solutions for coral reef restoration in Florida and the Caribbean to protect coastal infrastructure.

Study shows mangrove and reef restoration yield positive returns on investment for flood protection

A robust analysis demonstrates that nature-based solutions to reduce the damage caused by coastal flooding are cost-effective.

Students dip their toes into coastal science at Younger Lagoon

Ocean Sciences Professor Carl Lamborg uses Younger Lagoon Reserve to teach Field and Lab Methods in Aquatic and Coastal Science.

Researchers set up an “eddy covariance” tower (a white structure about 8 feet tall) in Elkhorn Slough

UCSC leads a large collaborative effort to help coastal wetlands mitigate climate change

Healthy coastal wetlands can help combat climate change by absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it for the long term. A large interdisciplinary team is now working to help the wetlands maximize their impact.

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