Events

Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Maureen Raymo (Bruce C Higgins Professor) will discuss the causes of climate change and actions that people can take to mitigate impacts. Nichole Anest (Curator) and staff members will share learning activities that utilize resources from the Lamont-Doherty Core Repository. Free to members of the Columbia University Community.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Online
The Earth Institute and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) present an online information session on the M.A. in Climate and Society. The M.A. Program in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. During the online information session perspective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions. Call in details will be provided to those who RSVP.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 1501
The Earth Institute's Office of Academic and Research Programs and the School of International and Public Affairs present the Fall Final Briefings, for the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy. Open to the public.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Off-campus
Scientists have many responsibilities beyond their own research endeavors, from writing grants to mentoring students—which often means that public outreach falls off the radar. However, having experts that can successfully engage with the public, explain their own work or scientific progress in general, and take the time to understand how non-scientists think about science and innovation is imperative to our society’s health. But where do you start as a scientist and how can you ensure that your efforts will be successful? This evening will bring together a panel of four scientists and researchers who have integrated public engagement into their careers on various levels (speaking with the media, having an active social media platform, giving public talks, etc). In a panel discussion, we will hear why each of them believes that public engagement is vital for their scientific work, how they honed their skills, what lessons they’ve learned along the way, and how other scientists (especially early career ones) can become involved in science communication activities. The discussion will end with a question and answer period. SPEAKERS: Moderated by Dale Hodge (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) and featuring panelists Sarah Schlesinger (The Rockefeller University), Rae Wynn-Grant (American Museum of Natural History), Andrew Juhl (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University), and Jayde Lovell (ReAgency Science Marketing​​)
Friday, December 1, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Raymond S. Bradley University Distinguished Professor, Department of Geosciences Director of the Climate System Research Center University of Massachusetts, Amherst https://www.geo.umass.edu/faculty/bradley/
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027 3rd Floor
Around the world, sea-level rise could lead to widespread migration, as people along vulnerable coastlines escape rising water levels. But coastal flooding isn’t the only extreme event that can impact migration patterns. As evidenced just this year in the United States by Hurricanes Maria and Harvey, and the widespread and devastating wildfires in Northern California, there are many types of extreme weather events that require relocation to safer ground. This panel will discuss the issues of retreat and relocation as they relate to extreme weather events and climate change. The idea of retreating, whether temporary or permanent, is unpopular, controversial and brings a host of challenges. Yet in the United States, extreme weather has displaced people from their homes, causing disruption to communities and lives. This panel will provide an interdisciplinary exploration of the issues and challenges associated with climate-induced migration. What does climate science tell us about who may need to migrate? What are the legal issues surrounding managed retreat? Is relocation a feasible climate adaptation strategy? How can we ensure that people relocate to safe and secure places? Is ‘orderly’ retreat at a large scale even possible? Panelists will explore these questions and more. Panelists: • Lisa Dale, Lecturer, Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development • Michael Gerrard, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School • Marc Levy, Deputy Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, The Earth Institute Moderator: Radley Horton, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute This event is free and open to the public; RSVP required. The panel will be followed by a reception with wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres.
Friday, December 8, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Eric M. Dunham Associate Professor Department of Geophysics Stanford University https://pangea.stanford.edu/~edunham/
Friday, December 8, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Eric M. Durham Associate Professor Department of Geophysics Stanford University https://pangea.stanford.edu/~edunham/
Monday, December 18, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Online
The Earth Institute and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) present an online information session on the M.A. in Climate and Society. The M.A. Program in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. During the online information session perspective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions. Call in details will be provided to those who RSVP.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Ajit Subramaniam will share results of research into the impacts that nutrients in the world's great rivers, such as the Amazon and Mekong, have on ocean plankton. Free to members of the Columbia University Community
Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Online
The Earth Institute and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) present an online information session on the M.A. in Climate and Society. The M.A. Program in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. During the online information session perspective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions. Call in details will be provided to those who RSVP.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Alexey Kaplain shares research results investigating ocean dynamics and the El Nino Southern Oscillation, especially impacts on global climates.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
The Maurice Ewing Research Professor, Dr. Taro Takahashi, will discuss recent investigations into the global carbon cycle and identify some of the challenges facing the next generations.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Chris Zappa will describe research discoveries achieved by the Observatory for Air-Sea Interaction Studies (OASIS). Exploration of the ocean-atmosphere boundary layers provides new insights into such fields as sea-air carbon dioxide exchange, wave dynamics, non-satellite remote sensing, and boundary-layer processes.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Dallas Abbott shares results of recent research studies she and colleagues have been conducting into a variety of environmental problems identified in the Hudson River.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.