20th Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture

Sustainability in Deep Water: The 20th Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture

a lecture with a focus on deep water by Dr. Lisa A. Levin

Wed, April 24, 2019
5:30 PM EDT

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2101 Constitution Ave.
Washington, DC

The deep ocean (below 200 m) covers nearly half the planet but remains a final frontier on earth. It is full of mineral, energy and genetic resources and serves as a living library of biodiversity. Special features of these deep-ocean ecosystems make them especially vulnerable to the confluence of climate stress and direct human disturbance. The coming decade promises new initiatives, networks, and policy instruments to address the challenge of sustainability in the deep half of the planet.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Trent Cummings (tcummings@nas.edu)


In 1999, the Ocean Studies Board (OSB) launched the Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture to highlight the important links between ocean science and public policy. The series was named in honor of the late Roger Revelle, a leader in the field of oceanography for over 50 years who spearheaded efforts to investigate the mechanisms and consequences of climate change. In recognition of the critical importance of education in linking science and public policy, the OSB has partnered with the Smithsonian Science Education Center and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to bring the Revelle Lecture to a broader audience. The lecture is held annually in conjunction with the OSB meeting in Washington, DC.


  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • The Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • The Smithsonian Science Education Center
  • The National Museum of Natural History
  • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation


For more information, please contact:

Kenza Sidi-Ali-Cherif
Program Assistant
Ocean Studies Board
(202) 334-3361