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GSO Public Lecture Series: Confronting Ocean Pollution

January 24, 2023
5:30-7 p.m.

Coastal Institute Auditorium
URI Narragansett Bay Campus
218 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island


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Join us for the first of the spring Graduate School of Oceanography Public Lecture Series!

Scientists continue to learn how plastic waste and dangerous chemicals make their way into the ocean environment and harm marine life. What and how are we learning about these issues? Where does this pollution come from? Where does it go? Coastal Resources Center director and GSO professor J.P. Walsh and GSO professor Rainer Lohmann discuss the dangers posed by marine pollution and “forever chemicals,” called PFAS, as well as what we need to do to address them.

Cost: Free

Register by: Tuesday, January 24, 2023


Upcoming GSO Public Lecture Series events:

  • February 7 – Storytelling and Ocean Science
  • March 7 – Women in Ocean Science
  • April 26 – Local and Global Climate Change Impacts

URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you need accommodations or have questions about access to the event, please call 401.874.2242 at least five business days in advance. For TTY assistance, please call the R.I. Relay Service at 711.