Conservation Conversations: Collaborative White Shark Science with Chris Fischer
Did you know? Sharks play a vital role in maintaining ocean ecosystems, but shark populations are declining due to overfishing, bycatch, and habitat disruption.
A recognized world leader in generating critical scientific data related to tracking (telemetry) and biological studies of keystone marine species such as great white sharks, OCEARCH shares real-time data through their Global Shark Tracker, inspires current and future generations of explorers, scientists, and stewards of the ocean, and enables leading researchers and institutions to generate previously unattainable data.
OCEARCH captivates followers and has brought the conservation of important apex predators to the forefront. The global reach of OCEARCH and regional collaboration with researchers is changing the conversation about sharks for the better. Education initiatives by OCEARCH allow students to utilize tracking data to learn STEM skills while increasing awareness of the need for conservation of our oceanic resources. Chris will highlight key factors for their success, including a multi-disciplined data-driven approach, inclusion, collaboration and most importantly – the means to engage future generations of scientists.
Event proceeds will benefit OCEARCH.
Parking Information: There are several parking lots as well as street parking surrounding the Alumni Center: