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Thwaites Glacier Research: on board the Nathaniel B Palmer
In March 2020, the Nathaniel B Palmer (NBP) Antarctic research vessel headed for a new destination: Humboldt Bay, on the far northern coast of California. The COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns had complicated science sample delivery chains from Chile to the US, so the NBP brought its Antarctic field research samples directly back to the States. The ship will be moored off Eureka through the summer, before returning south to Antarctica in September.

For this Sustainable Futures Speaker Series event, we'll be joined by three US Antarctic Program participants: Julia Wellner is an Associate Professor at the University of Houston and a Principal Investigator with the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration project; Al Hickey is a Marine Projects Coordinator on the Nathaniel B Palmer who will be joining us from onboard the ship; and Tim McGovern is the Ocean Projects Manager within the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, where he oversees operations for the Nathaniel B Palmer and Laurence M Gould vessels, and all scientific activities along the Antarctic Peninsula, including Palmer Station.

Join us for this exciting opportunity to learn about Thwaites Glacier research, life aboard the Nathaniel B Palmer, and polar climate research programs supported by the US Antarctic Program.

For more information on the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series at Humboldt State, visit http://schatzcenter.org/speakers or email info@schatzcenter.org

Jul 29, 2020 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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