2015-2016 Networked Speaker Series Videos Online
We hope you enjoyed our Networked Speaker Series talks this year from Dr. Stephanie Carr, Dr. Olivia Nigro, and Dr. Katrina Twing on integral pieces in our understanding of the deep biosphere – methanogens, viruses, and serpentinites. If you missed any of these talks, you can watch them now online. We will be posting instructions on the website for nominating speakers for the 2016-2017 NSS, so please keep in mind any early career investigators with exciting research and effective communication that you’d like to nominate!
Victoria Orphan appointed as endowed faculty at Caltech; Michaud starts postdoctoral position at Aarhus
A hearty congratulations to C-DEBI ExCom member / Senior Scientist Victoria J. Orphan for being appointed as James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science and Geobiology at Caltech! Congratulations also to C-DEBI Graduate Student Fellow Dr. Alex Michaud who is starting a postdoc position at Aarhus University in Denmark in the group of Bo Barker Jørgensen. See his C-DEBI project abstract on investigating microbial carbon cycling beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and stay tuned for his dissertation publications such as his recent C-DEBI Contribution 321.
Center Video Overview
C-DEBI is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center led by Drs. Jan Amend (C-DEBI Director, USC), Julie Huber (Marine Biological Laboratory), Steven D’Hondt (University of Rhode Island), Andrew Fisher (University of California, Santa Cruz), and C. Geoffrey Wheat (University of Alaska, Fairbanks).
North Pond Documentary – Full Length Feature!
Congratulations to the film crew for winning best documentary at the 2014 Yosemite Film Festival and honorable mention at BLUE Ocean Film Festival! North Pond chronicles the drilling activities and installation of seafloor observatories (CORKs) at North Pond on IODP Expedition 336 and was completed. This is the only feature film ever made of an ocean drilling expedition and will provide valuable public exposure to the scientific ocean drilling program (IODP) and C-DEBI.