Cabled ocean observatories permit us to extend our senses beneath the waves to make new discoveries with data collected by scientific instruments from the coast to the abyss. Despite covering more than 70% of the planet and having some of the world's tallest mountains and deepest valleys, the ocean is largely unexplored and still holds many secrets to fully understanding our planet. How can we measure the changing thickness and extent of sea-ice in the Arctic? How do scientists quantify emissions from hydrothermal vents at the mid-ocean ridge? What allows us to deploy these sensors in the extreme environment of the deep ocean? Technology allows for exploration and aids in answering these questions.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Dr. Maia Hoeberechts started her early career dreaming about robots, playing with a soldering iron, and programming games on her first computer. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Western University and is the Associate Director, User Services at Ocean Networks Canada. Together with her team, she works to make big data from the ocean accessible to scientists, educators, and community members around the world.
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