Oceans’ Health: An Ecosystem on the Brink

April 19, 2012

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Hughes Auditorium
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL, United States


There are many serious threats facing our oceans today. Oceans’ Health: An Ecosystem on the Brink will explore two of these merging issues. First, ocean acidification: over the last decade scientists have shown that human-caused increases in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are affecting the chemistry of our oceans, altering the main food web and proving harmful for many forms of marine life. Second, commercial fishing: in recent years scientists have also estimated that the global supply of wild-caught seafood will run out by the year of 2048 unless stronger fishery management practices are implemented. Join C2ST and leading area marine scientists as they discuss these two ocean issues and what we as consumers can do to have a positive impact in addressing them.

Lance Grande, Ph.D., Vice President and Head of Collections and Research at the Field Museum

Allen LaPointe, Vice President of Environmental Quality, John G. Shedd Aquarium
Kassia Perpich, Sustainable Seafood Manager, John G. Shedd Aquarium

Discounted parking will be made available at the 222 E. Huron St. garage: Parking Map

Topic Resources:
Could acidification threaten Great Lakes?
Changing the Chemistry of Earths Oceans
Oceans Warming
Eating Sustainable Seafood in Chicago
Fishing for sustainable seafood on menus

Event Details

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology
and the John G. Shedd Aquarium present:

What: Oceans’ Health: An Ecosystem on the Brink

When: Thursday, April 19th, 2012
5:00pm Reception & Registration
6:00pm Presentation

Where: Northwestern University Chicago Campus
Hughes Auditorium
303 East Superior



Non member fees: $10 Advance Reg / $15 Door / $5 Student