Science Seminar for Journalists: The Story Behind Marine Heat Waves

Event Date: 
November 5, 2021

News audiences are familiar with dangerous heat waves that create uncomfortable living conditions and threaten the health and safety of people around the globe. But what do we know about a recent phenomenon that’s wreaking havoc on ocean ecosystems: marine heat waves?

Climate change-driven marine heat waves are happening more frequently, devastating ecosystems and threatening livelihoods. Metcalf Institute will explore the rapidly evolving science of marine heat waves at two virtual seminars for journalists on November 5 and 12, 2021, via Zoom.

Nov 5: 1:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Nov 12: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Participants will learn about the emerging scientific knowledge of heat waves including the physical drivers, observational data based on case studies around the world, the challenges of forecasting heat waves and the potential impact on your news audience.  

We encourage participation in all sessions to gain the most complete picture of the state of science regarding marine heatwaves. However, registrants will be able to select particular sessions in the program registration.

More information here.

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