Venue/Location: Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., Phone: (503) 224-0166
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 7:00 PM
OMSI Science Pub:
Exploring the Deep Ocean: Strange Animals, Submarine Volcanoes, and Life in Extreme Environments
Presenter: Stephen R. Hammond, Chief Scientist for NOAA's Ocean Exploration and Research Program
Admission: $5.00 suggested cover charge
21 and over, or minor with adult
Critical to life on Earth yet, virtually unexplored, the planet’s largest ecosystem - the ocean – holds many mysteries. Though currently subject to rapid change with unknown global-scale consequences, the ocean has been the source of a number of new discoveries of animal life, environments and even extremophiles. At this Science Pub, find out just how much of the planet’s surface is still left to explore, and what kinds of curious creatures live there.
Stephen R. Hammond, PhD, is the Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Ocean Exploration and Research Program and Division Leader for the Ocean Environment Research Division of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. Dr. Hammond has been involved in marine geophysics and submarine volcanic and hydrothermal research for more than 40 years. He has also led the NOAA Vents ocean exploration program for more than 25 years.