Curating the legacy of Stanford's oceanographic work in Monterey Bay: A science journey told through our collections - Celebrate Earth Day / Week at Hopkins Marine Station


Date and Time 
April 28, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Hopkins Marine Station, 120 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA.
General Public
Event Sponsor 
Stanford Libraries and the Silicon Valley Section of the American Chemical Society

Talk: Contemporary oceanography involves the use of large research vessels, autonomous robots and satellites, and produces vast amounts of digital data. Scientists are able to collect information at an unprecedented rate, and it truly is an exciting time to be studying the ocean. But what of times past? As we become ever more focused on new technologies and methods of ocean sensing, observations from decades past are vulnerable to being left in the dust. In this presentation, Amanda will take you along on her journey to explore, preserve and share the important history of oceanographic work undertaken by researchers at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University. The remarkable story goes all the way back to the founding of Stanford, and can mostly be told through the exploration of original field data and materials that still reside in the library at Hopkins.
This free, family-friendly event will include a talk followed by a tour of the Hopkins Marine Station.  
Talk 1:30 – 2:30 pmTour 2:30 – 3:30 pm