Curating the legacy of Stanford’s oceanographic work in Monterey Bay: A science journey told through our collections
Dr. Amanda Whitmire, Harold A. Miller Library and Hopkins Marine Station
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Location: Hopkins Marine Station on 120 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA.
Abstract: Contemporary oceanography involves the use of large research vessels, autonomous robots and satellites, and produces vast amounts of digital data. Scientists are able to collect information at an unprecedented rate, and it truly is an exciting time to be studying the ocean. But what of times past? As we become ever more focused on new technologies and methods of ocean sensing, observations from decades past are vulnerable to being left in the dust. In this presentation, Amanda will take you along on her journey to explore, preserve and share the important history of oceanographic work undertaken by researchers at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University. The remarkable story goes all the way back to the founding of Stanford, and can mostly be told through the exploration of original field data and materials that still reside in the library at Hopkins.
Biography: Amanda Whitmire is the Head Librarian and Bibliographer at the Harold A. Miller Library, and Assistant to the Director of Hopkins Marine Station. Prior to joining Stanford Libraries, Amanda was the Data Management Specialist at Oregon State University Libraries. She earned her BS in Aquatic Biology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and her PhD in Oceanography at Oregon State University. When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys spending time outside with her family, usually in the garden or on a hiking trail.
Tours: Groups of 20 people will get tours by graduate students doing research at the Hopkins Marine Station.
Parking: Free parking available at Hopkins Marine Station. The gate for entering the parking lot at HMS will be open from 1:00 – 1:45 pm.
Talk 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Tour 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Attendees: This event will be free to attend and ACS Members are welcome to bring their family members. College Students who are not ACS Members are also welcome to attend this event. Donations (cash or checks made out to Stanford University) are welcome for the Hopkins Marine Station Graduate Student Fund. Advanced registration to attend this event is required.
Refreshments: No food or drink will be served so please bring your own snack and drink.