Investigating a rapidly changing Arctic Ocean
The Arctic region is the most rapidly changing place on the planet, and that’s where Dr. Paty Matrai does her research. Matrai, a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Arctic experts, investigates how the exchange between ocean and the air are influencing climate change. She has deployed buoys and sensors in the Arctic Ocean that track air-sea gas exchange over the course of the year and has expanded understanding of the role that marine microbes play in gas cycling.
The public is invited to come ask Matrai about the challenges of researching in the Arctic and engage in a lively discussion on Tuesday evening, Aug. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Avenue in Boothbay Harbor. Matrai’s presentation is the fourth in Bigelow Laboratory’s weekly summer “Café Scientifique” series. This year the focus is on “Extreme Environments/Extreme Science.”
Café Scientifique is an international movement designed to encourage discussion about topical science issues between scientists and the public. There are more than 150 science cafés organized over 42 countries. All Café Scientifique events are open to the public free of charge, and members of the press are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-315-2567, ext. 103.