Dr. Peter de Menocal is a paleoclimatologist and oceanographer with a passion for understanding the ocean and Earth’s past climate and for applying that knowledge to the sustainability of human society within the boundaries of the planet’s natural systems. He currently serves as the 11th President and Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the largest private non-profit devoted to understanding the global ocean through world-class science and innovative technical development.
Even at 8000’ above sea level, the importance of the ocean cannot be underestimated or overlooked. Dr. de Menocal will reflect on the global reach of this vast, largely unexplored and under-appreciated ecosystem, as well as the potential it holds to unlock solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges. Visit whoi.edu and check out this fact sheet for more information.
Holly and Buck Elliott generously underwrite the Environmental Awareness series