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SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SYSTEMS During the twenty-first century, issues concerned with environmental and energy sustainability
 

Summary: SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SYSTEMS
During the twenty-first century, issues concerned with environmental and energy sustainability
increasingly have become the focus of world attention. As one of the premier research and
teaching universities in the United States, Cornell has played and will continue to play a leading
role in analyzing the environmental and energy problems confronting society. Among the
environmental sciences represented at Cornell, those focusing on the ocean have received little
recognition within the University. This is unfortunate for two reasons. First, it is unfortunate
because any institution committed to tackling global environmental problems and teaching the
next generation how to maintain a global perspective cannot neglect the fact that we live on an
ocean planet. The oceans play a central role in global climate change, and predicting the
responses of marine ecosystems to climate change as well as other human impacts will provide
society with many new challenges in the new millennium. The second reason that this lack of
recognition is unfortunate is because Cornell currently possesses most of the intellectual
resources and facilities necessary to play a prominent role in this area both nationally and
internationally.
At this CCSF Topical Lunch Meeting, we will discuss new opportunities in ocean research and
education at Cornell, with a special focus on sustainable energy and living marine resources.
Cornell and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution recently agreed to co-sponsor a joint
Masters of Ocean Science and Technology (MOST) Program, and we can begin enrolling
students as early as next summer. This opportunity by itself provides a reason for getting

  

Source: Angenent, Lars T. - Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

 

Collections: Renewable Energy; Engineering