Town Halls

TH01 - Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Aquatic Science Societies through the EVOLVED Project

Date/Time: Tuesday, 4 June, 2024, 12:30 to 14:00
Location: Hall of Ideas I

Lead Organizer: Kiyoko Yokota, SUNY Oneonta ([email protected])

Professional science societies support our careers in many ways. They foster professional development through networking and mentoring, recognize achievements with awards and fellowships, and steward the discipline through conferences and publications. They also influence and reflect the culture of the discipline. As a collective representing >20,000 aquatic science professionals worldwide across 10 societies, the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) plays an important role in championing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIJA) throughout the aquatic sciences.

The goal for this town hall is to foster a community about DEIJA in STEM. We will introduce the NSF-funded project “EVOLVED - Embedding a Vision to Operationalize, Lift up, and Value Equity and Diversity in the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies” (award #2233788) to the community. EVOLVED PIs and CASS reps will discuss the project’s goals and solicit feedback to help us better embrace DEIJA through action.

TH01 - Sea-Bird Scientific Next Gen Instrumentation – Influence features, parameters, and usability!

Date/Time: Wednesday, 5 June, 2024, 17:30 to 18:30
Location: Meeting Room MN

Lead Organizer: Natalie Zielinski, Sea-Bird Scientific ([email protected])

Do you have ideas that would improve your deployment success with various ocean sensors? Do you want to influence the next generation of instrumentation from Sea-Bird Scientific? If so, come to this open town hall to meet Natalie Zielinski, Product Manager at Sea-Bird Scientific, and participate in a discussion about what’s working/not working with the available instruments on the market. All feedback will be incorporated into SBS’ plans for product changes and feature adds for their current portfolio as well as drive innovation for the next generation of instruments.

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