OceanPod is a podcast introduction to the scientists who explore the “blue” in our blue planet we call Earth.

They may be neither rich nor famous, but instead have pursued careers that reward them with the joy of exploration and scientific discovery. The scientists featured in this podcast have served as volunteer experts on committees for the Ocean Studies Board at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. These committees produce influential reports on the science needed to understand, manage, and conserve coastal and marine environments and resources. So slip in your earbuds to meet ocean scientists as they discuss their life’s work and contributions to reports from the Ocean Studies Board.


Episode 1: Meet Your Hosts

12 mins, 26 secs [MP3 DOWNLOAD]

Susan Roberts, Ph.D., Ocean Studies Board Director
and Priyanka Komala, Technology Director (follow @PriyankaKomala)
From the Jersey shore and the Bay of Bengal, your hosts at OceanPod migrated from their coastal origins to land in Washington DC at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

 

Episode 2, June 2018: Restoring Gulf Ecosystems After the BP Oil Spill

Meet Kenny Rose, ecologist

24 mins 27 secs [MP3 DOWNLOAD]

Effective Monitoring to Evaluate Ecological Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico report coverCommittee member for Effective Monitoring to Evaluate Ecological Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

Kenny Rose is the France-Merrick Professor in Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration at Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.  Prior to that, he was a professor at Louisiana State University and  researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Dr. Rose uses mathematical and simulation techniques to understand and forecast population and food web responses of aquatic systems to environmental variation, stressors, and management actions.

Watch for the next episode, coming soon:
Episode 3: When Does Sound Become Noise?
Meet Peter Tyack, bioacoustician who studies the evolution of vocal learning in marine mammals, and Brendan Canty, musician and film producer, best known for his work in Fugazi and Messthetics