Kira Jacobs MEM '97
Escape From Reality and 'Get Lost at Sea'
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021 | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm EDT
Virtual via Zoom
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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Did you know that Duke has had a marine lab on Pivers Island in Beaufort, NC for over 80 years?
This exclusive Duke Boston event will feature a live, behind-the-scenes tour of the Marine Lab, led by Dr. Andy Read, its director. Matt Dawson, captain of the Marine Lab ship, the Shearwater, will provide a tour of the research vessel. The R/V Shearwater is a 77-foot catamaran designed and built for year-round operations and is outfitted with state-of-the-art scientific support infrastructure, tools and accessories.
Dr. Read will interview current researchers who will discuss their cutting-edge research on whales, coastal resiliency and MAGIC algae. Through their research, the Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC) is combining biofuel and high-value bioproducts to meet the renewable fuel standard.
The Marine Laboratory is a campus of Duke University and a unit within the Nicholas School of the Environment. Programs at the Marine Laboratory are central to the Nicholas School of the Environment's mission to provide interdisciplinary educational and research opportunities addressing an area of vital concern—the quality of the Earth's environment and the sustainable use of its natural resources.
By 1938, the first buildings were erected. Originally, the laboratory served only as a summer training and research facility. Today, the Marine Laboratory operates year-round to provide educational, training and research opportunities to about 3,500 persons annually, including undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled in the university's academic programs; visiting student groups who use the laboratory's facilities; and scientists who come from North America and abroad to conduct their own research.
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