Smithsonian science symposium

“Research and Discoveries: The Revolution of Science through Scuba”
May 14, 2010
News Release

WHAT: Smithsonian science symposium
           “Research and Discoveries: The Revolution of Science
           through Scuba”

WHEN: May 24 and May 25
           8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. both days

WHERE: Baird Auditorium
            Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
            10th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W.

TO ATTEND: Register for free at http://www.si.edu/sds/registration.htm

The Smithsonian Institution, the National Science Foundation and the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council are hosting a special science symposium to celebrate the scientific contributions and value of scuba as research methodology.

The symposium will present research findings by U.S. scholars and international collaborators with particular focus on the scientific contributions accomplished by placing the trained scientific eye into the underwater environment on self-contained compressed gas. This symposium is the first major effort to highlight and validate the use of scuba as research methodology.

The two-day event will feature 48 scholars who will discuss their papers on research findings from around the world on coral reefs, blue-water environments, under-ice polar habitats, temperate kelp forests and other sites of interest.

Results will be disseminated to scholars and the public through publication of the symposium proceedings volume in the Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences series by Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, websites and the news media.

To learn more about the symposium, its agenda and a list of speakers and their presentations, visit: http://www.si.edu/sds/index.htm.

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