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May 8, 2013

Dr. Christine O’Connell’s dissertation defense conclusion = Long Island Sound should be called ‘Connecticut Sound’

I traveled to Stony Brook University on Long Island for Christine O’Connell’s dissertation defense at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (SoMAS) on May 6. Christine presented the results of her survey on stakeholder perceptions of Long Island Sound. She did a wonderful job analyzing and teasing apart the survey results. It was clear […]

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March 5, 2012

Innovations in Environmental Synthesis, Reporting and Governance: Part 2 – Innovations in Synthesis

The synthesis I want to talk about is that synthesis that leads to environmental outcomes, so this isn’t just writing books and papers for colleagues, it is taking that next step to generate environmental outcomes in terms of policy, in terms of planning, in terms of implementation and in terms of directing our resources towards […]

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May 27, 2011

Riparian Rhapsodies in Customs House

As part of Brisbane’s heritage week, a walking tour along the Brisbane River and a concert in historic Customs House was held on May 15. These events were sponsored by Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network. The walking tour started in the Botanic Gardens and visited the 1974 flood marker which has been modified to include the […]

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May 19, 2011

HMB Endeavour sets sail

Dr. Nigel Erskine, Curator of Exploration at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, talked about the HMB Endeavour voyage. He explained that the Endeavour was correctly called HM Barque (or Bark), which was what the British Royal Navy designated the Endeavour that Cook sailed in, even though it was ship-rigged (three or more masts, […]

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May 17, 2011

The HMS Endeavour ‘discovers’ the Great Barrier Reef

Another observation was the June 11, 1770 ‘discovery’ that the Endeavour had been unknowingly threading through the Great Barrier Reef. This ‘discovery’ of what is now known as Endeavour Reef almost led to the demise of the ship and crew. Cook wrote “. . .the Ship Struck and stuck fast. Immediately upon this we took […]

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May 15, 2011

Scientific discovery aboard the HMS Endeavour

An exact replica of the HMS Endeavour arrived in Brisbane, Australia for a visit of several weeks. The 100 foot three-masted ship was built in Freemantle, Western Australia between 1988 and 1992, and has sailed twice around the world. It is operated by the Australian National Maritime Museum and is based in Sydney Harbour. The […]

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