On Wednesday, February 6, Dean Bruce Corliss presided over the formal opening of Studio Blue, a multimedia coastal and ocean learning commons designed to exhibit creative works in a variety of media that are inspired by and imbue the research of marine and coastal scientists. The artists and their scientist counterparts were in attendance to discuss their works, both to the audience as a group, and individually after the formal program.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was awarded the inaugural Admiral James D. Watkins Award by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in a ceremony at the Bay Campus. The award was created in honor of the late Admiral to recognize outstanding contributions to ocean research and education.
From February 20- 24 2012, over 4,000 people will attend the 2012 Ocean Sciences meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. This biennial event is an important venue for international scientific exchange across broad marine science disciplines, including physical, biological, chemical and geological oceanography, as well as multidisciplinary topics. Presentations will include emerging research on the global ocean and society, including science education, outreach and public policy.