Ocean Currents 9/10/20

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Ocean Currents is a weekly bulletin of news and upcoming events for the UW School of Oceanography.  If you have news or stories to contribute, please contact Su Tipple.


News from the Director


Congratulations Laura Moore on your successful Master's presentation.   


DON'T FORGET: Monday September 14th 3-4pm Culture Survey Open Meeting. Everyone in our community is welcome to attend this event. You will need your UWnetID to sign in.  The Zoom link is available, and the redacted data will be available beginning Sunday evening on the link to the event. The agenda will be a brief introduction to the data and how it has been processed thus far, followed by a few opening graphs of the general information collected. This overview will be given by Rick. Then we will move to an open phase where people can ask questions about what the data might mean, or share their initial intepretations of the information. The goal of the meeting is to share and collect initial impressions of the survey data, and to identify major conclusions or findings that might help highlight areas where the School can prioritize effort. Thiis will not be your only chance to chime in on the data or interpret it.


Fall quarter classes begin Wednesday, September 30th. The School wil not be hosting any in-person classes in Seattle this fall. However, we are offering two internships for undergraduates held in person at Friday Harbor Labs. Andrea Ogston is teaching Marine Sedimentary Processes and Jan Newton is teaching Pelagic Ecosystem Functions


Our annual fall welcome celebration, Oceanography Convocation, will occur virtally this year on Thursday, October 8th, at 3:30 p.m. In addition to welcoming our newest community members and honoring recent students, staff, and faculty who have achieved major milestones or won awards, we will have a raffle and some ocean trivia, and we wil be announcing the new fall Afloat challenge. 


Afloat Challenge

Please stay connected, please win the limited edition enamel pin! Click here now to update your social distancing data. There have been multiple winners of the level 2 prize, chocolates from our own Bill Fredricks. There is still time to play and win. 

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