Jam Session

Date: Tuesday, 13 February
Time: 8:00–11:00 P.M.
Location: Ringlers Pub, 1332 W. Burnside Street
Description: This event will be an opportunity to enjoy the musical talents of fellow scientists. Having occurred during the 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 meetings, quite a following has developed among both musicians and audience members. Relax at the jam session and spend time in a variety of ways – visiting with colleagues or performing with other scientists-musicians and providing an entertaining evening for everyone. For more information on this exciting event, contact Bill Landing or Greg Cutter.

Fluid Oceans Pecha Kucha Evening

Date: Wednesday, 14 February
Time: 8:00–10:00 P.M.
Location: Spirit of 77, 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Cost: Free with your Ocean Sciences Meeting badge
Description: Watery, liquid, molten, smooth, flowing, changing, shifting, indefinite, unstable…aside from being inherently fluid, our oceans are characterized by and face a confluence of fluid notions across temporal/spatial scales and conceptual interfaces. Although there has been little substantive dialogue between the contemporary fine arts and sciences, with each discipline occupying ostensibly distinct worlds and often set apart from popular discourse, science at its core is a creative endeavor by creative people. Indeed, the Art-Science ‘interface’ is multifaceted, operating in different communities and targeting diverse audiences with a co-dependence in order to help translate and/or provide critical context for their respective products and activities. A recent interactive groundswell connecting working artists, scientists, poets, and other creative individuals has facilitated the exchange of diverse ideas and catalyzed interdisciplinary exchange and a new genre of experimentation that aims to move beyond what one of these disciplines can achieve on its own. This approach to science and the culture of science is fundamentally interdisciplinary and spans a variety of topics and communities, from academic research to art & public education projects. When scientists think artistically and broadly about their work, they can inspire and crystalize connections to a broad and diverse public and spark enhanced interest in roles of science for public policy. This Pecha Kucha-style session seeks to explore the vast art-science interface in ocean sciences by giving scientists and artists alike a platform upon which to inspire through the creative communication of varied ideas relating to a ‘fluid ocean’. Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total), a format which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced and encourages creative expression of the subject matter. This event will take place in a social setting and in coordination with other Art-Science interface initiatives at the 2018 Ocean Sciences meeting in Portland, Oregon (11-16 February 2018). Speakers include:

Francesco Peri – engineering, lidar images and erosion
Kay Bidle – microbial oceanography, evolution and ecology
Drew Harvell – host pathogens and Sea of Glass book
Emily Bosanquet – PNCA and art-science interface with NOAA
Reyn Yoshioka – photography of marine invertebrates
Alli Fong – polar regions
Kelly Luis – satellite imagery
Shelby Smith & Michelle Guthrie – PNCA and relationships with marine animals
Lynsee Sardell – PNCA, art-science interfaces with NOAA and algae blooms
Stephanie Fogel – PNCA, salmon off drugs and the EPA

Kay Bidle, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ 0890; bidle@marine.rutgers.edu
Hayley Schiebel, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125; hayleyschiebel@gmail.com
Miram Gleiber, Oregon State University, Newport, OR 97364; gleiberm@oregonstate.edu

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Fun Run Date: Thursday, 15 February

Time: 6:00 A.M.

Location: Meet at Tomodachi Friendship Circle which is located on the north side of the Waterfront Park right at the base of the Steel Bridge (2 NW Natio Pkwy)

Entrance Fee: $46 USD

Online registration deadline: 13 February 2018 at 6:00 PM PST

Onsite registration will be available during packet pick up on Wednesday, 14 February from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM in the registration area of the Oregon Convention Center and the morning of the race at the start/finish.

What to Expect: Please join us on Thursday for the third Ocean Sciences 5K Fun Run. The course start/finish is a 15 minute walk from the Oregon Convention Center. The route will go south along the paved trail to Marquam Bridge, turn-around, and return along the same route to Tomodachi Circle. You will enjoy views of Portland’s picturesque waterfront.

Race packets, including a timing chip, race bib and directions to race site, will be available for pickup in the registration area of the convention center on Wednesday, 14 February from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Proceeds will go towards Surfrider Oregon and Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, non-profits that help conserve and the Oregon coast.