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Oceans Board Director Speaking at CCPO Seminar

Susan Roberts, director of the Ocean Studies Board at the National Research Council, has participated in numerous high-profile oceanographic studies and she will provide an insider's review of this work at a seminar Monday, Sept. 27, sponsored by Old Dominion University's Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography.

The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the CCPO quarters on the third floor of Innovation Research Building 1 in University Village. A reception with refreshments begins at 3.

Roberts, who received her Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, joined the Ocean Studies Board in 1998 and became the director in 2004. She has worked on projects such as "Decline of the Steller Sea Lion in Alaskan Waters: Untangling Food Webs and Fishing Nets" (2003); "Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay" (2004); "Mitigating Shore Erosion Along Sheltered Coasts" (2007); and "A Review of the Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy" (2007).

The National Research Council is an operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Currently, the Ocean Studies Board is the primary group advising the NAS on ocean issues. The board undertakes studies at the request of government agencies, Congress, states and, sometimes, private groups.

This article was posted on: September 23, 2010

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