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Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald

Exhibits | Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Visualizing the Science of Our Earth

Dr. Alexander "Sandy" MacDonald, the inventor of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Science on a Sphere, spoke at the Aquarium on May 31, 2011. He is the deputy assistant administrator for Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes for the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. He also serves as director of the Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.

Video Posted: September 7, 2011 | Running time: 4:07

Gil Garcetti

Guest Speakers | Art | Conservation

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Women: From Paris to West Africa

Garcetti has spent much of his life as an urban photographer, with solo exhibitions at the United Nations in New York, National Building Museum in Washington D.C., and Millennium Art Museum in Beijing, among other institutions and galleries. In 2003 American Photo named Garcetti one of the country’s four master photographers. In addition to his photography, Garcetti has taught at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Video Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 4:07

William Sager

Educational | Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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New Perspectives on Oceanic Volcanism

Dr. Sager is a professor of oceanography at Texas A and M University. His current research efforts are concentrated on geophysical studies of hotspots and ocean plateaus and how they formed and evolved, as well as magnetic anomaly interpretations and the geomagnetic polarity reversal time scale.

Video Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 3:54

Ken Kurtis

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Diving Easter Island - Above and Below

Kurtis is a National Association of Underwater Instructors SCUBA instructor, owner of Reef Seekers Dive Company. He is a charter volunteer dive team leader at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Kurtis has been appointed to several state boards that have helped implement the Marine Life Protection Act. He also serves as the forensic consultant for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office in cases of scuba fatalities.

Video Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 3:57

Ana Pitchon

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation

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Sea Hunters or Sea Farmers? Transitions in Modern Fisheries

Ana Pitchon is an assistant professor of anthropology at CSU Dominguez Hills. She specializes in marine human ecosystems and fisheries policy, and has held consultancies in the U.S. with NOAA. She is currently working in collaboration with NOAA on issues related to coastal resource dependency as part of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act National Standard 8 research program.

Video Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 4:15

Dan Goods

Educational | Guest Speakers | Art

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Art, When Science Isn’t Enough

Goods graduated in 2002 in the graphic design program at Art Center College of Design and currently serves as the visual strategist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He co-curated a show called "Data + Art: Art and Science in the Age of Information" at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

Video Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 4:32

Bruce Parker

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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The Power of the Sea

Dr. Parker is presently a visiting professor at the Center for Maritime Systems at the Stevens Institute of Technology and is the former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He has a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from The Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a bachelor’s degree in biology and physics from Brown University.

Video Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 3:43

Larry McKinney

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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After the Gulf: What Did We Learn?

Dr. McKinney received his PhD from Texas A&M University, and is the executive director of Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, where he leads a interdisciplinary team that integrates science, policy, and socio-economic expertise to help assure an economically and environmentally sustainable Gulf. Dr. McKinney acts as state lead for the Ecosystem Assessment and Integration Team of the Gulf Alliance Sciences.

Video Posted: May 17, 2011 | Running time: 4:14

Richard Somerville

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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Climate Science and Climate Policy: What Do We Know and What Should We Do?

Richard Somerville is a theoretical meteorologist and distinguished professor emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Ph.D from New York University and has received awards for both his research and his popular book, The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change.

Video Posted: February 27, 2011 | Running time: 4:07

Kathy Kelly

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Water Sector Adaptation to Climate Change

Part of our Climate Change and What it Means to California lecture series. Kathy Kelly, PE, is chief of the Department of Water Resources’ Bay-Delta Office, which plans facilities and implements actions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to improve water quality, water supply reliability, and the ecosystem. She is a civil engineer with experience in planning and hydrologic engineering.

Video Posted: January 5, 2011 | Running time: 2:45

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