Monthly Webinar Series

We bring the COBRA community together through this monthly webinar series. These virtual events will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:00 – 4:30PM Eastern Time, with a regular rotation of science and professional development topics. Each workshop contains 90 minutes of programming, including a short community building ice breaker, invited speaker plenary tutorials and presentations, and plenary Q&A sessions. To foster an open environment for discussion, only presentations and Q&A may be recorded.

November 7, 2023 (3:00 – 4:30PM EDT, GMT-4)

The Status of Deep-Sea Mining in Norway

Dr. Steffen Leth Jørgensen, Dr. Pedro A. Ribeiro, and Dr. Eoghan P. Reeves (University of Bergen)

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Upcoming Webinars

December 5, 2023 (3:00 – 4:30PM EDT, GMT-4)
Critical Minerals
Dr. Amy Gartman (US Geological Survey)

January 9, 2024 (3:00 – 4:30PM EDT, GMT-4)
CARBFix + Microbes
Dr. Bénédicte Menez (IPGP, France)

Previous Webinars

September 7-8, 2023
Special Event – Two Day Short Course (Virtual)
Introduction to Ocean Governance: Insights into Ongoing Policy Process and Lessons for Early Career Professionals
Co-hosted by: Dr. Beth Orcutt (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Associate Director of COBRA) and Dr. Ben Boteler (Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS) in Potsdam and TMG Think Tank for Sustainability)

August 10, 2023
Update on deep-sea mining negotiations and addressing knowledge gaps for developing robust baselines, thresholds, and monitoring for protection of the marine environment
Dr. Beth Orcutt (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Associate Director of COBRA) and Dr. Diva Amon (Director of SpeSeas)

June 6, 2023
A Future for Carbon Dioxide Removal below the Deep Sea
Dr. Martin Scherwath (Ocean Networks Canada and SolidCarbon)

May 2, 2023
What the UN’s High Seas Treaty Means for Deep-Sea Science
Dr. Jeff Marlow (Boston University)
Dr. Rebecca Helm (Georgetown University)

April 4, 2023
EMSO – Azores Observatory Science and Opportunities
Dr. Marjolaine Matabos (IFREMER, France)

March 10, 2023
The Status of Deep-Sea Mining
Dr. Diva Amon (Director of SpeSeas) and Hannah Lily (Independent Consultant – Ocean, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Law)

February 7, 2023
Ocean Exploration Opportunities with Schmidt Ocean Institute and Ocean Exploration Trust
Leonard Pace (SOI) and Dr. Dan Wagner (OET)

January 10, 2023
Impacts of Deep Seabed Mining – Results from Independent Scientific Monitoring
Dr. Matthias Haeckel (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany)

November 1, 2022
Deep-Sea Expedition Leadership Capacity Building with the COBRA Master Class
Dr. Beth Orcutt (Senior Research Scientist at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Director of COBRA)

About the COBRA Webinar Series

The layout of the 90-minute meetings (all 3:00 – 4:30PM Eastern Time on the first Tuesday of each month) is anticipated to be:

  • Welcome (10 minutes)
  • Community building ice breaker (10 minutes; in breakout rooms if the group is large)
  • Plenary talk(s) (30 minutes)
  • Open Q&A (30 minutes)
  • Wrap up (10 minutes)

COBRA is committed to providing a virtual meeting space where all participants feel welcome, safe, and included. By registering for and attending the meeting, you agree to review and abide by our non-discriminatory Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy in line with our commitment to contributing to making deep-sea research more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive.

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