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Our Ocean – Bringing marine climate data to life

The oceans are at the heart of our warming planet, with long-term changes underway that are radically altering the marine environment, and threatening species that we treasure locally. Unlike plastic pollution and industrial fishing, many of these changes are not so clearly visible, yet they are even more serious. With greater visibility, would collective ambition to tackle our ocean climate crisis be strengthened?

This workshop takes place at the NZ Marine Studies Centre in Portobello, overlooking the spectacular Otago Harbour.

Scientists have been collecting a treasure trove of data here for almost 70 years, but for this data to have impact it needs to be shared in accessible ways. As a community, we seek to empower change through visual imagery that resonates with greater meaning for our society. We hope that this may encourage action.

You will have the chance to explore some of the latest ocean climate data collected at Portobello and across New Zealand; collect a little of your own; and transform this into something more visual.

We will be joined by artist Pam McKinley who will guide us through some mixed media art techniques and projects, as we work together to create visualisations of climate data. No artistic or science skills are needed, this is for everyone! Any creations that you are happy to share will be part of an open-access online collection, and a published calendar for 2024.

This workshop is part of a series of four workshops, held over 12 months. Each workshop will be stand-alone but with a strong connection to previous workshops. While it is not compulsory to attend all workshops, we encourage you to attend as many as possible! If you have attended the previous workshop, you can bring along your previous artwork and/or your calendar contribution pieces!

Light lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

This event is for ages 14 years and over.

Date Sunday, 6 November 2022
Time 10:00am - 4:00pm
Audience Career advisers,Future students,Parents,Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni,Allied health professionals
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Short Course
DepartmentMarine Science
LocationNZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Dunedin
Contact NameTamlyn Somerford
Contact Phone64 3 479 5826

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