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CERF Webinar: March 2021 | Data Science and Transdisciplinary Problem Solving in the Future of Estuarine and Coastal Science
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Category: CERF Events & Webinars

Data Science and Transdisciplinary Problem Solving in the Future of Estuarine and Coastal Science

Tuesday, 30 March 2021
10:00–11:00 AM PT | 1:00–2:00 PM ET

About the Webinar

The general theme for the 2021 CERF webinar series—in anticipation of CERF’s 50th anniversary meeting in November—is "Preparing for the Next 50 Years of Coastal and Estuarine Science." Some of that preparation will include how to rise above the tidal flood of available research data without drowning in it.  We are delighted to host Dr. Anne Thessen from Oregon State University, who will address this topic within the context of her own research that integrates and synthesizes big data across a range of disciplines relevant to estuarine science. Along the way, she will trace her career trajectory and present some of the options available for jobs outside the traditional academic (tenure-track) realm. For grad students and early career professionals, this webinar is a must-see! 

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About the Presenter

Anne Thessen got her start in science at LUMCON in Louisiana in 1999 as an undergrad working on harmful algae blooms. She went on to get her PhD in biological oceanography from the University of Maryland at Horn Point Lab in 2007, starting in 2002, when her son was one year old. After finishing her PhD she did one postdoc with Dr. Lou Codispoti to create a database for Arctic nutrient data. Then, she did a second postdoc with the Census of Marine Life and the Encyclopedia of Life at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole MA. After the project that was supposed to launch her career was "defunded" she started her own data science consulting company and did that for five years. In 2018 she took a position at Oregon State University in the Translational and Integrative Sciences Lab where she works remotely from Boston on data science, semantic technology, and machine learning. She is having a lot of fun with data science, but algae will always be her first love. 

Moderated by Randy Chambers

Student Introduction by Stephanie G. Peart

Affiliate Society (AERS) Introduction by Ben Fertig