New Horizons // Dr Paul Jepson, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
This short introductory presentation will introduce the forces that are driving this change and present a group of frameworks to think about and make sense of what is going on. It will introduce the new scientific practices that are emerging and pose questions on the implications and significance of technology for our field.
Nekton: the new voyages of discovery // Professor Alex Rogers, Zoology, University of Oxford
A common refrain is that we know more about the surface of mars than we do about the oceans of our planet. Oxford’s deep ocean research institute has assembled an awesome array of technologies to change all this. They look set to generate the biggest ‘new knowing’ of life on Earth since the 18th century voyages of discovery revealed the natural wonders beyond Europe. This seminar will introduce the vision, but focus on the nuts and bolts of the scientific techniques that underpin the enterprise.