2019 Keynote Scientist: Dawn Wright
Description: marine geologist, seafloor mapper, Chief Scientist at Esri
Social Media: @deepseadawn
Bio: Dr. Dawn Wright is an expert marine geologist, seafloor mapper, and the current Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (aka Esri), a world-leading geographic information system (GIS) software and data science company. In addition to her work as a Esri Chief Scientist, Dr. Wright is a Professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State University, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Geological Society of America, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Leopold Leadership Program. She also holds lifetime achievement awards from the American Association of Geographers and the Geological Society of America.
I'm so excited to share my "#dayofscience" with you. Given how much I travel now as a scientist, I chose to share dispatches from a typical day's experience at the Ocean Obs '19 conference in Honolulu. This once-in-a-decade international gathering brought ocean scientists from all over the planet to communicate the decadal progress of ocean observing networks, and to chart innovative solutions to society’s growing needs for ocean information in the coming decade. These scientists came from academic and research institutes, governments, non-governmental organizations, indigenous communities, as well as the private sector, joined in solidarity with other stewards of ocean resources and members of civil society. To see more about this amazing event, go to or @oceanobs19 on Twitter
HOUR 1: Every day should start with a great colleague and a great liquid!
HOUR 2: Interview and followup on podcast
HOURS 3-4: Opening plenary session of conference...
HOUR 5: Lunch time with colleagues!
HOUR 6-6.5: Quick preparatory meeting with colleagues for upcoming panel and session. Colleagues from Germany, Portugal, Canada, France, AND South Africa's ONLY female oceanographer (far right)!
HOUR 6.5-8: Back to plenary for event honoring indigenous peoples of the ocean...
HOURS 8-9: Late afternoon networking at poster session and exhibits!
HOUR 9-9.5: Interim social media fun, especially if it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
HOURS 10-12: Speaking at evening town hall on Atlantic Ocean Observing...
FINAL Glorious HOUR: Evening dinner with a dear friend among the Hawaiian locals, the people that I grew up with...
And what do you know? As I get back to my hotel room to collapse, a fireworks show outside my window!! What an amazing way to end a #dayofscience!
MAHALO NUI LOA (thank you very much) for reading this far to the end of my #dayofscience. I so appreciate this opportunity to share. And if you enjoyed this, please consider following @science_a_thon to see many more amazing scientists, and to be a part of the #Scienceathon Support Team! ALOHA!
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