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Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Global Dialogue

Nereus Fellow at Duke Daniel Dunn will be attending the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations...
September 26 - September 29
Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel

Aquatic Macroecology Meeting

Nereus Director of Science William Cheung will be giving a keynote entitled "Applying macroecology to project future marine ecosystems under climate change" at the Aquatic Macroecology Meeting of the British Ecological Society.

September 30
Charles Darwin House

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  • 5-facts-about-salps-infographic
    Our jelly-like relatives: Common misconceptions about salps

    ‘Aliens’, ‘jelly-balls’, ‘globs’, ‘buckets of snot’, and ‘sea-walnuts’. These are the names media have used to describe salps, as mentioned by Nereus Fellow Natasha Henschke, Princeton University, in her recently published paper “Rethinking the Roles of Salps in the Ocean”.

  • "Rime of the Last Fisherman" by Simon Stålenhag
    Science fiction prototyping to imagine radical future ocean scenarios

    We know the oceans are quickly changing; we are at a point in time where very different future oceans could be laid out in front of us.

    Nereus Program Alumnus Andrew Merrie, Stockholm Resilience Centre, is curious about how those futures might differ. Using an innovative method called science fiction prototyping, he’s devised a set of four radical futures for global oceans and fisheries. Two of the scenarios represent more utopian futures, the other two are more dystopian. They are written as speculative fiction in different, engaging narrative styles: a travel magazine article, an obituary, the transcript of a “TED”-like talk, and a series of recovered journal entries.

  • Final Ocean Fertilization illustration.
    Illustrating the ocean: The process of depicting the complexity of marine ecosystems

    By Jenn Paul Glaser, Nereus Program Consulting Artist

    Our goal was to produce painterly digital collages that were conceptual in nature but grounded in state-of-the-art research. The culminating body depicted a total of about 30 species within at least 16 diverse marine ecosystems.