URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography is one of the world’s premier academic institutions of oceanography and ocean exploration. GSO’s research, education, and outreach activities advance our knowledge of the world’s ocean.
Join us for a seminar by Dr. Lauren Freeman, postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Coastal & Ocean Remote Sensing Branch in Washington, D.C., who will give a seminar on “Novel techniques in environmental monitoring: Niche models, remote sensing, and soundscapes.” Dr. Freeman’s talk will focus on recent technological and computing advances that provide an opportunity to apply novel statistical techniques, big data analysis, and emergent technologies to broaden the spatio-temporal scope for environmental monitoring and assessment of regional ocean environments, particularly those under stress from pollution, sedimentation, fishing, and climate change. Dr. Freeman has been a major contributor to the emergent field of underwater soundscapes, focused largely on Hawaii’s coral reefs. She continues to have interdisciplinary interests and is focused on using emergent technologies, big data analysis and statistics, and machine learning techniques to answer broader environmental science questions of human impacts on marine ecosystems.