Past Event

Public Briefing, Enhancing the Value and Sustainability of Field Stations and Marine Laboratories in the 21st Century

Report Release/Public Briefing
9:30 AM (Eastern)
July 23, 2014

Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001

The National Research Council invites you to a public briefing for the release of Enhancing the Value and Sustainability of Field Stations and Marine Laboratories in the 21st Century.

Field stations and marine labs connect scientists, educators, and communities to their environments by bringing the basic tools of science out into the field. These living laboratories place scientists on the front lines of our changing Earth. But to fulfill their unique role, field stations must evolve. This report explores strategies to harness the power and potential of field stations, for example by adapting new technologies, developing stronger networks, and incorporating more entrepreneurial leadership.

Watch the briefing online here. For audio, provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back.


The briefing will include a presentation from Dr. Jerry Schubel, President and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific and Chair of the report's authoring committee, followed by a Q & A session with Dr. Schubel and committee member Dr. Felicia Coleman, Director of the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory.

Register here to attend the public briefing in person, or via the web.

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Learn more about the report and watch a short video here.