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OMSI Science Pub Hillsboro: Exploring the Deep Ocean

Science Pub Hillsboro

Exploring the Deep Ocean: Strange Animals, Submarine Volcanoes, and Life in Extreme Environments

with Stephen Hammond, PhD, Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Ocean Exploration and Research Program

Critical to life on Earth yet, virtually unexplored, the planet’s largest ecosystem - the ocean – holds many mysteries. Though currently subject to rapid change with unknown global-scale consequences, the ocean has been the source of a number of new discoveries of animal life, environments and even extremophiles. At this Science Pub, find out just how much of the planet’s surface is still left to explore, and what kinds of curious creatures live there.

Stephen R. Hammond, PhD, is the Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Ocean Exploration and Research Program and Division Leader for the Ocean Environment Research Division of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. Dr. Hammond has been involved in marine geophysics and submarine volcanic and hydrothermal research for more than 40 years. He has also led the NOAA Vents ocean exploration program for more than 25 years. Dr. Hammond received his B.S. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii.


Science Pub Hillsboro is a monthly event open to anyone aged 21+ (or minor with adult). No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!

$5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    needed to dim the lights for better viewing

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There should be plenty of smiles active, plenty of underwatter news yes.

    April 28, 2013

  • Jeanne

    This event is also listed in FFFF - so, there will be a crossover - more fun people.

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be such a big deal i thank for all of the ocean heads.

    1 · April 25, 2013

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