Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

A changing climate:

communicating challenges and opportunities
in the ocean

Olive Heffernan, Ph.D.

Editor, The Marine Scientist

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Pacific Forum - 3:00 PM

In 2002, the Institute of Marine Engineers expanded to form the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) in recognition of the growing need to unite these disciplines under one umbrella organization. A professional membership body with over 16,000 members, IMarEST aims to unite the global marine community in living with a changing ocean environment, recognizing both the challenges and opportunities inherent in change. The Institute leads and is involved with a growing number of activities on a local, national and global scale through headquarters in London and its worldwide network of branches. IMarEST launched The Marine Scientist as one of its five magazine titles to coincide with its expansion into the sciences. Recently redesigned, the bimonthly magazine covers news, features and regulars on global issues in marine sciences including oceanography, biodiversity and ecosystems, geology, technology, and policy.

I will discuss the impetus for change at IMarEST, the activities of the Institute and specifically the role of The Marine Scientist in communicating marine science to a global audience.