This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members, and is suitable for the whole family.
Come explore and be wowed by the depths of the Mid-Ocean Ridge! In this 2005 documentary, James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to discover the marvels of the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that band the Earth and are home to some of the planet's most unique life forms.
This screening features a discussion after the movie with Prof. Thomas Skalak, Executive Director of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, and Matthew Tietbohl, Master's student in the Red Sea Research Center of KAUST.
This documentary is brought to you by the Office of Enrichment Programs in collaboration with the University Library and the Core Labs.
A light snack will be provided.
This event has limited seating. If you register and cannot make this event, please be sure to 'Unregister' so someone else can take your place.
Dr. Anders Rostad is a Research Scientist in the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST. His research focuses on fish and zooplankton ecology using echosounders to study distribution and behavior of pelagic marine organisms. Click here to know more about him.
Matthew Tietbohl is a Master's Student in the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST. Matthew is also a member of the KAUST Student Green Group. Click here to view his profile on the KAUST Reef Ecology Lab website.
Dr. Vanessa Robitzch was born on San Andres Isla, in the Colombian Caribbean. Amazed by the magnitude of our oceans and its mysterious inhabitant, she went on to study a Bachelor of Science in biology, at the University of Regensburg, Germany. She continued with a Masters in International Studies of Aquatic Tropical Ecology (ISATEC) at the Center for Marine Tropics (ZMT) in Bremen, Germany. In Fall, 2013, she joined the Reef Ecology Lab at KAUST as a PhD student in marine biology. Currently, Vanessa works as a postdoctoral research assistant for the Laboratory of Genomics and Molecular Ecology, in the Faculty of Ecology and Evolutionary Sciences at the Austral University of Chile (UACh), Valdivia.
Professor Irigoien is the director of the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST. His research is focused on the understanding the functioning of pelagic marine ecosystems. He has interests on trophic control of recruiting mechanisms and on factors controlling biodiversity. Click here and here to learn more about him.
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