The Daniel Island Community Speaker’s Series will continue on Wednesday evening, January 25, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the ballroom at the Daniel Island Club. The speaker will be Dr. Deborah Bronk who is the President and CEO of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Booth Bay, Maine.
Sea levels are rising, severe weather events are increasing and changes in our oceans are affecting the food we eat and the air we breathe. What this means for the Lowcountry and what can be done to reverse these developments, will be among the timely topics Dr. Bronk will discuss in her presentation.
Dr. Bronk is recognized around the globe as one of the foremost ocean science authorities. Bigelow Laboratory is an internationally renowned, independent, nonprofit research institute located in East Boothbay, Maine. With its worldwide reach from the Arctic to the Antarctic and every ocean on the planet, Bigelow scientists use cutting-edge techniques to understand the ocean’s mysteries, address its challenges, and unlock its hidden opportunities.
Deborah Bronk leads Bigelow’s 100 staff members and state-of-the-art, LEED Platinum facilities at their 64-acre campus on the Damariscotta River estuary in East Boothbay, Maine. With a Ph.D. in marine-estuarine and environmental sciences from the University of Maryland, Dr. Bronk is one of the world’s most respected ocean scientists. She has appeared on numerous occasions before Congress and has more than three decades of experience as a professor and an oceanographer. During that time, she has conducted more than 50 research and field expeditions in freshwater and marine environments that stretch from pole to pole.
Dr. Bronk is president-elect of The Oceanography Society and chair-elect of the UNOLS Council, which oversees the US research fleet. In 2020, she was recognized as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow for her substantial research advances on the marine nitrogen cycle and for her leadership in the ocean science research community.
Because you probably know little about this Maine-based organization you are encouraged to watch the 5-minute YouTube video below.
We all care about the health of the oceans. They contain 97% of the earth’s water. They provide the oxygen we breathe and the food that we eat. The microorganisms in the ocean make life here on earth possible. The environment and the oceans are changing faster now than at any time in the history of humanity.
The researchers at Bigelow believe that the oceans hold the key to our goals for climate problems, pharmaceutical problems, and health problems. Dr. Bronk’s presentation may give us hope that there are solutions to the widely discussed climate issue.
This event will be held on Wednesday evening, January 25, at the Daniel Island Club. There will be a cash bar and passed hors-d’oeuvres between 6:30 and 7:00 pm. The program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm and will conclude around 8:00 pm.
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