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.
Our second lecture in the 2017 Vetlesen Distinguished Speaker Series is fast-approaching. Our speaker will be Dr. Gregory Johnson, Oceanographer with the Ocean Climate Research Division of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Affiliate Professor in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. His talk is titled, “Improving estimates of Earth’s energy imbalance.” Dr. Johnson’s research addresses the distribution and variations in ocean temperature, salinity, oxygen, and currents — and their relation to climate and ocean dynamics. He uses data from ARGO, Deep Argo, and Repeat Hydrography and other observations to conduct research on ocean heat changes and their impacts, including sea-level rise and climate sensitivity, among other topics. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow Dr. Johnson’s talk.
The Vetlesen Distinguished Speaker Series is presented by the URI Graduate School of Oceanography and sponsored by the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation.