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Dispatch 20: Personal "TED" Talks

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October 1, 2019

For this expedition aboard the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent there are 27 scientists from 10 institutions and universities hailing from three countries (Institute of Ocean Sciences, Canada; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA); Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan; Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan; Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada; Concordia University, Canada; Laval University, Canada; Trent University, Canada; University of Miami, USA; University of Montana, USA).

To keep us all in touch, coordinated, and to learn about each other’s research, a science meeting is held daily.  Our chief scientist, Sarah Zimmerman (Institute of Ocean Sciences) starts the meetings with updates on the science plans for the day, discussions on how each group is doing, and general ship announcements.  The meetings typically end with a brief presentation from one of the science members about their research.  Subjects range from topics of plankton, nutrient distributions, ice formation, alkalinity in the ocean, ocean acidification, instrumentation designs, etc.  (Heck, I even got to give a talk about my thesis work studying plankton communities in the Gulf of Mexico and the Video Plankton Recorder!)  These meetings are causal, and a nice break to learn about what it is everyone studies and the contributions they make for enhancing our knowledge about the natural world.

Last updated: October 7, 2019

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