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Global Fishing Watch: Using Satellites to Track Fishing Activity seminar

This is the second free seminar in a series offered jointly by the Nereus Program and Green College, featuring David...
October 27

SEMPiA Workshop

Nereus Fellow at Duke University Daniel Dunn will be attending a workshop on developing draft scenarios for developing Areas of Particular Environmental Interest on the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

November 1 - November 4

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  • Global Fishing Watch July to October 2016
    Big data and fisheries management: Using satellites to track fishing activity

    “After climate change, fishing is the biggest impact humans will have on the oceans. But we have very a limited understanding of what happens beyond the horizon. It’s out of sight,” says David Kroodsma, Global Fishing Watch Research Program Manager at SkyTruth. “Global Fishing Watch allows us to see where the fishing is happening and how much. This will lead to whole hosts of answers to questions about how we manage our oceans.”

  • 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.