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Sea Secrets 2019 with Margaret Leinen, Ph.D. Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Vice Chancellor for Marine Science at the University of California at San Diego
Join us as we travel the world with distinguished scientists and explorers at the edge of discovery. We invite you to learn about today’s global challenges from climate change to marine conservation during this series of evening programs designed for the non-scientific community.
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MARGARET LEINEN, Ph.D. Big Science and Big Ideas
A pioneering paleoceanographer, paleoclimatologist, and national sci-ence leader, Dr. Margaret Leinen will discuss how ocean observations lead to new ways of thinking about our planet. She will share her per-spective on her groundbreaking research and broad administrative experience, which includes leading early deep-sea expeditions; discov-ering the dramatic effects hydrothermal vents have on the sea’s basic chemistry; and overseeing a study that shaped our understanding of how the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and trans-ports it to deep waters and sediments on the ocean floor.
Leinen helped to develop new observation capabilities and research vessels that en-abled a long-term research presence in the deep ocean. As a director and vice chancellor of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a U.S. State Department Science Envoy, she continues to be at the fore-front of exploring solutions and collaborations across disciplines and countries to address the most pressing problems affecting our oceans. Leinen is a former president of the American Geophysical Union, the largest geoscience society in the world, and has also served as presi-dent of The Oceanography Society, chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Section on Atmospheric and Hydro-spheric Science, assistant director for geosciences at the National Sci-ence Foundation, vice chair of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme, chair of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and vice chair of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.