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Enrichment in the Fall is coming! October 16 – 24

Dive deeper into the world of marine megafauna

Starting with an opening night extravaganza on Sunday, October 18 and followed by three core event days, Enrichment in the Fall will entertain and educate you with keynotes, lunchtime lectures, a big musical performance with seven-time Grammy winner Paul Winter featuring whale sounds, a visit of the King Abdullah Economic City Port, marine movies and much more.

Our focus for this fall is the large marine animals on the move. Inspired by the KAUST three-day workshop "Marine Megafauna Movement" organized that same week by Professor Carlos Duarte and Xianglang Zhang working for the Red Sea Research Center, this exciting new program will explore the movements patterns of marine magafauna (whales sharks, sharks, dolphins, turtles, rays, penguins, sea lions, etc.) by using tags with sophisticated sensors, and will also provide an overview of the progress of our understanding of human mobility from analyzing our own tracking data (through Smartphones).

This program will also give you the unique opportunity, with the help of the Red Sea Research Center and the world's top experts on tracking, to “adopt” a marine animal and track it in real time via electronic tags as it travels far and wide across the oceans of our planet.

Enrichment in the Fall is open to the whole KAUST community.

If you have questions, please contact us at contactwep@kaust.edu.sa

We can't wait to see you there! 

James Calvin

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Marie-Laure Boulot

Manager, Enrichment Programs 

Enrichment in the Fall is made possible in partnership with numerous departments. We thank everyone who has helped us make this program a reality, and in particular the Red Sea Research Center.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Oceans

Location: Discovery Cinema

Movie: Oceans

Location: Discovery Theater

By WEP Team

Movie: Oceans

Location: Discovery Theater

By Carlos Duarte

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Captain Phillips

Location: Discovery Square

Movie: Captain Phillips

Location: Discovery Theater

By WEP Team

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Adventures in Sound Play - A Music Workshop with Paul Winter

Location: Rehearsal Function, Room 2011 (building 20)

By Paul Winter

Opening Night Extravaganza

Location: University Library (building 12)

By Alain Mallet | Carlos Duarte | Dave Haughey | Jamey Haddad |

Monday, October 19, 2015

Double lecture: Human Digital Traces: Mobility and transportation around the globe

Location: Level 0, Lecture hall between Al-Jazri and Al-Kindi (buildings 4 and 5)

By Victor Eguiluz | Xiangliang Zhang

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

King Abdullah Economic City Port Tour

Location: Bus pick-up at the bus stop across from Discovery Square below the Student Center at 11:45 AM

By WEP Team

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Following Megafauna - Unique insights into the lives of large animals in the open ocean

Location: Level 0, Lecture hall between Al-Jazri and Al-Kindi (buildings 4 and 5)

By Mark Meekan

Sci-Cafe: How do we explore the Red Sea?

Location: University Library, Sea View Area

By Burton Jones | Christian R. Voolstra |

Friday, October 23, 2015

Moby Dick

Location: Discovery Cinema

By Carlos Duarte

Movie: Moby Dick

Location: Discovery Theater

By Carlos Duarte

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fakieh Aquarium Tour

Location: Bus pick-up at the bus stop across from Discovery Square below the Student Center at 7:45 AM

By WEP Team

Movie: Oceans

Location: Discovery Theater

By WEP Team

Movie: Oceans

Location: Discovery Theater

By Carlos Duarte

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

WEP 2016 Unveiling event

Location: Auditorium (building 20)

By James Calvin |