SMEA students Lindsay Gordon and Grace Ferrara recently returned from a 3-day ‘think-tank’ in Honolulu, Hawaii where they focused on the Human Dimensions of Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas. This think-tank was hosted by large-scale marine protected area network Big Ocean and SMEA professor Patrick Christie along with other contributing organizations and sponsors such as National Geographic, NOAA, Conservation International, and Pew Charitable Trusts.Read more
The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs had a strong showing at this year’s Arctic Encounter Symposium, a yearly meeting hosted at the University of Washington’s Law School. Students and faculty were speakers, moderators, representatives of consulting firms, as well as there to just learn as much as possible from the diverse gathering.Read more
SMEA faculty and students have been out and about this fall quarter!
During the last week of October, SMEA Director Terrie Klinger, Professor Eddie Allison, Post-doctoral Researcher Nina Bednaršek and SMEA Graduate Student Hannah Bassett attended the IMBIZO IV conference in Trieste, Italy. The theme of IMBIZO IV was Marine and Human Systems: Addressing multiple scales and multiple stressors. Bassett presented a talk entitled “A Framework of Frameworks: Assessing existing tools for implementation of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management (EBFM)”.
This past weekend SMEA was invited to participate in the Seattle Aquarium’s Discover Science Weekend, a wonderful opportunity for the public to get a chance to interact with scientists and researchers from organizations all across the Puget Sound.Read more
SMEA Professor Eddie Allison and graduate student Hannah Bassett co-authored a paper titled “Climate change in the oceans: Human impacts and responses” that was recently published in Science. The paper was part of a special issue of Science dedicated to informing the upcoming COP21 meeting in Paris. As an article from UW Today explains, the paper “looks at scientific understanding of changes to the world’s oceans and how people around the world are responding to those changes.Read more
SMEA second year, Neal McMillin, recently toured OpenHydro’s Greenore Technical Centre in County Louth, Ireland. OpenHydro designs, tests, and deploys tidal energy turbines to provide silent, invisible, and predictable renewable energy from the ocean. The facilities tour complimented McMillin’s research on tidal energy pilot projects.Read more
Seth Sivinski and Devon Thorsell recently had the opportunity to travel to Iceland to attend the the Arctic Circle Assembly, a yearly gathering of governments, non-governmental organizations, indigenous groups, corporations, and students which meets in the Harpa in Reykjavik, Iceland.Read more
The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs was recently represented at the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) & United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) 2015 Joint Biennial Conference by Research Associate Dr. Stacia Dreyer and 2nd year graduate student Hilary Polis. The conference, themed, Pathways for Change: Toward a Just and Sustainable Economy, was held in Vancouver, BC, Canada October 1-4.Read more
SMEA 1st year student Jessica Hernandez was selected as a UW Graduate School Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship (LSGSF) recipient for the 2015-16 academic year. Jessica has been recognized for her academic research, work, and/or service demonstrating her strong commitment to Latino/a communities.
Administered by the UW Graduate School Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), LSGSF awardees become part of the GO-MAP Graduate Diversity Fellows cohort and are invited to participate in GO-MAP programming and events throughout their graduate studies at the UW.
SMEA rising 2nd year student, Hilary Polis, presented her research at the Offshore Renewable Energy and the Public session of the Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference in Exeter, UK on September 3rd and her presentation, titled “Measuring willingness to pay for tidal energy research and development: A study of households in the Puget Sound,” was judged as the leading paper presented by graduate student on a coastal or marine topic.Read more