May 15, 2014

Human Wellness Influences Coastal Ecology - A Stakeholder Science Forum

Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
Time: 10:30 - 12:15 pm
Room: E38-300 (292 Main St., Cambridge)

Open to the public.

Click here for the program.

Each speaker presents their scientific findings, then answers questions from the audience. Please join us in the E38-300 conference room to listen, learn and participate in this stakeholder social science forum.


Julie Simpson, MIT Sea Grant
Project: A Risk Analysis for Emerging Contaminants in Massachusetts Coastal Waters

Jonathan Runstadler, MIT Department of Biological Engineering
Project: Influenza Ecology in the Ocean Environment: Environmental Persistence, Viral Adaptation, and Transmission between Seabirds and Marine Mammals

Matt Charette, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Project: Development of an Automated Seepage Meter for Quantifying Submarine Groundwater Discharge in the Coastal Zone


The MIT Sea Grant Stakeholder Forums provide an opportunity for our funded researchers to present their research and current findings to their peers and the public. Audience members and other presenting researchers are encouraged to ask questions and engage in dialogue. The goal of the series is to promote peer-to-peer networking, to connect research to those who can benefit from and apply the findings of MIT Sea Grant funded research, and for MIT Sea Grant to receive input on outreach programs whose goal is to deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits.


An automated seepage meter detects groundwater discharge along the Cape Cod coast.