March 13: The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea

The Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences cordially invites you to this year’s Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Smithsonian’s Baird Auditorium (10th & Constitution).  Dr. David M. Karl of the University of Hawaii will present “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society, and Sustainability.”  Dr. Karl will examine the crucial role of marine microorganisms in sustaining the habitability of the Earth, and explain why understanding them is more important than ever before.  A reception in the Smithsonian’s Ocean Hall will immediately follow.
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