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Alumni Upcoming Events

Regional Events

SEA Alumni Events, held regionally, are a great way to keep abreast of SEA news and reconnect with or meet new shipmates. We send invitations by email based on your last known address. If you've recently moved or changed your email, we encourage you to update your information in the Alumni Directory to stay abreast of events in your location.

2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting

SEA is attending the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, OR, and we created several opportunities for you to connect.

SEA Faculty & Staff attending: President Peg Brandon W-48, Paul Joyce (Dean), Mark Long (Associate Dean for Academic Partnerships), Kara Lavender Law (Research Professor of Oceanography), Jessica Donohue, C-210, and Kelsey Lane, S-233, (Research Assistants).

SEA Activities in Portland & During the Conference

SEA/SEA Semester booth: If you are attending the conference, please stop by our booth and visit!  We're booth #425.

SEA Ocean Sciences Workshop: Tuesday, Feb 13th, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Room C125.  SEA will host a workshop for all SEA Semester alumni, colleagues, WHOI-MIT Joint Program cruise participants, and Partnership Education Program (PEP) alumni attending the conference. In attendance from SEA will be Paul Joyce, Dean; Mark Long, Associate Dean for Academic Partnerships; Kara Lavender Law, Research Professor; and Peg Brandon, President.

Workshop purpose:

  • Provide updates on SEA, our new programs and destinations, and current and future goals.
  • Hear from you about how SEA and SEA Semester can better serve you and your students. SEA must continue to evolve; help us set our next course!
  • Outline opportunities for research and other collaborations.

Click here to RSVP for the SEA Ocean Sciences Workshop.

SEA Community Swizzle Reception: Wednesday, February 14, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott (across the street from the Portland Convention Center).  Join us and visit with SEA faculty & staff, alumni, crew, colleagues and the SEA family.  This event is open to the SEA community and held in conjunction with the conference.  You do not need to be registered for the conference to attend.  Click here to RSVP for the SEA Community Swizzle Reception.

SEA Presentation ScheduleIf you are attending the conference, we hope you are able to swing by their presentations.

SEA Alumni and Colleagues attending and presenting: Please let us know, so we can share the information with others! Email Victoria: vsmith@sea.edu.

Peg Brady, W-29: Feb 12, 11 am, F150.  Implementing Ecosystem Based Fishery Management

Julia Chvarry, S-261: Feb 15, Optimal Harvesting Strategies in an Infected Fishery; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM , ES44C: Transdisciplinary Research to Assess Marine Socioecological Systems II Posters , Poster Hall

Kalina Grabb, S-250: Feb 12, 3-3:15 pm, BN13A, Using nitrate dual stable isotopes to investigate the impact of the Three Gorges Dam on the nitrogen cycle within the Changjiang (Yangtze) River

Eric Hatge, C-172: Poster # 324975: Connecting the Dots: Coastal Adaptation Under Rising Seas

Samara Haver, C-222: Feb 15, 4-6 pm, EP44B-0891: Monitoring Long-Term Soundscape Trends in U.S. Waters: The NOAA/NPS Ocean Noise Reference Station Network

Greg Koman, C-174: Feb. 14, 4-6pm, Poster Hall, Seasonal variability of boundary currents in the North Atlantic subpolar gyre

Laura Lilly, S-235: Feb. 13, 4-6 pm EP24C-0799, Poster Hall, Is Every El Niño the Same? ENSO-related Zooplankton Community Shifts in the Southern California Current System

Claudia Mazur, S-258: Feb 14, 4-6 pm, Poster Hall, Biogenic Gas Fluxes Across the Sediment-Water Interface Along a Gradient of Anthropogenic Stressors

Sujata Murty, C-233: Feb 15, 4-6 pm, Poster Hall, Reversing East Asian Winter Monsoon Influence on SSS in the Lombok Strait

Amanda Netburn, S-187: Feb 14, 8:45-9:00 am (E143-144) ME31A-04: Mesopelagic fish distributions and behaviors in the Santa Barbara Basin as observed from midwater and bentho-pelagic ROV dives

Mon, Feb 12, 4-6 pm, ED14A-2320, Poster Hall, Ocean exploration to characterize, assess, and inform stewardship in the deep sea: examples from NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Sarah Nickford, C-267: Feb 14, 4-6 pm, Poster Hall, Mechanisms Controlling Surface Temperature and Chlorophyll Distribution in the Labrador Sea

Cindy Palinkas, C-164: Feb 12, 12 pm, Oregon Ballroom 201 & Ethics Town Hall, Tuesday 6:30-7:30 pm, Human influences on sediment and nutrient loads from the Susquehanna River to the Chesapeake Bay

Alumni News

Kate Salesin Develops Sustainable Sushi Guide App

Kate is an alumna of C-268 and C-226D and developed the idea for the guide during her SEA Semester experience in Europe.  A major academic component of the program was examining the historical development of fisheries in four historic seaports in Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain.

"One of the main themes of the class was overfishing, so I decided to put my computer science skills to use by making an app for the final project called Sustainable Sushi Guide."
The app helps users interpret sushi menus, lists the fish used in each dish and if they are sustainably harvested.  Her first goal is to market the app to organizations and businesses promoting the use of sustainable fisheries. From the app's website:
Sustainable Sushi Guide is your seafood and sushi dining companion. You might recognize maguro or hamachi on a menu, but what about tako, iwashi, or shirako? What are they? Are they served raw or cooked? Are they sustainably harvested? Sustainable Sushi Guide is here to rescue you.

  • Search over 60 types of seafood by Japanese or English names
  • Read sustainability information distilled from many seafood guides
  • View photos of typical preparations
  • Translate over 50 other terms you might see on a sushi menu (e.g. nigiri, chirashi, omakase)
  • Learn about sustainable fishing and farming methods
  • Rate sushi you’ve tried for future reference

Kate's Sustainable Sushi Guide (ad-free and does not require an internet connection to work) is available on itunes. Spread the word!

Alumni Contact

Victoria Smith

Alumni Relations Coordinator
(508) 540-3954 ext. 512
vsmith@sea.edu