Secret Science Club Presents Ocean Researcher Vicki Ferrini
Where: The Bell House
149 7th St., Brooklyn
718-643-6510 Price: Free
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Mountain ranges longer than the Andes. Trenches alive with extreme animals. Tectonic plates that grind and pull, creating earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. The seafloor never fails to surprise and amaze. Yet 80 percent of our ocean floor is still terra incognita. Indeed, there are better maps available of Mars. Vicki Ferrini wants to change that.
Dr. Ferrini studies and explores the ocean – from its darkest depths to the emergence of new volcanic islands. Her goal? Creating a map of the entire ocean floor and understanding the geological processes that create its mind-blowing features. Through ocean expeditions, underwater robotics, data analysis, and visualization, Vicki Ferrini is uncovering a never-before-seen blue world.
Before & After
–Dive into the Deep Blue Sea, a beguiling cocktail from Davy Jones’ Locker
–Groove to sea shanties, surf music, and whale song
–Plunge into the sea-salty Q&A
Vicki Ferrini is an ocean researcher at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and an affiliate professor at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. Her research focuses on using mapping techniques to understand the volcanic and tectonic processes that shape the seafloor. She has been on more than 20 ocean expeditions mapping everything from coastal waters to deep-sea environments. Her research has been featured in the BBC News, Popular Science, Newsweek, and Atlas Obscura.Buy tickets/get more info now