Gulf of Alaska ecosystem research
Searching for undersea volcanic eruptions
The RV Roger Ravelle loaded in Suva, Fiji on September 8 with a contingent visiting the ship including the US Ambassador, students, and members of the press. They were given a tour of the ship and JISAO's Joe Resing, chief scientist on the cruise, did a short interview with the Fiji Sun and Fiji Times.
Dr. Resing spent time with the ambassador discussing the issue of deep sea mining which is of acute interest to the island nations of the South Pacific. He indicated to her that the program is very interested in this issue with regards to Ocean Stewardship, including characterizing existing ecosystems and maintaining bio-resources and ecosystems within the inner ocean, especially in submarine volcanic habitats.
In 2011, Dr. Resing's research on undersea volcanoes made the cover of Nature Geoscience. The publication is titled "Active submarine eruption of boninite in the northeastern Lau Basin."
JISAO sponsors lectures bringing science of local, regional, and global significance to the public featuring distinguished speakers addressing issues of critical importance in climate, ocean, and fishery sciences.
JISAO Lecture 2009
Washington's Future in a Changing Climate Held in the state capitol building in Olympia, WA, this event featured discussions on the Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment. Read about the speakers and get the report
JISAO Lecture Series 2008
Climate Change: A Wake Up Call JISAO's first lecture series. Three lectures were held at Pacific Science Center and UW's Kane Hall. Read about JISAO's successful inaugural lecture series
Pacific Science Center Partnership
JISAO routinely partners with Pacific Science Center on community education and outreach events bringing science to kids, families and adult audiences. Pacific Science Center is a trusted institution known for its outstanding contributions to science education. JISAO, in partnership with Pacific Science Center, is able to deliver significant science content to a wide audience in Seattle and the greater King County community.