Ales & Ideas presents OSU Marine Studies Initiative with Jack Barth PhD

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Date(s) - December 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fort George Lovell Showroom


Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery are pleased to announce the December event for the 2017-18 first Thursday Ales & Ideas lectures. On Thursday, December 7th, CCC is pleased to welcome Jack Barth, Executive Director of the Oregon State University’s Marine Studies Initiative. Doors open with food and beverage service at 6pm. Seasonal beers on tap, food and other beverages are available for purchase, but no purchase is required. Minors are welcome. The Fort George Lovell Showroom is located at 14th and Duane St. in Astoria.

Just as the ocean has inspired creativity for millennia, Oregon State University’s Marine Studies Initiative ( will harness people’s fascination with the sea to motivate the next generation of students and citizens. Through collaborative, transdisciplinary programs located in Corvallis and along the coast, this initiative will provide innovative approaches to solving ocean-related societal challenges. Come learn about emerging approaches for fostering coastal community resilience and bolstering local economies by understanding and preparing for changes due to natural hazards, climate change, and shifting demographics.
Jack Barth PhD is the Executive Director of Oregon State University’s Marine Studies Initiative. He is also a Professor of Oceanography in Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). Jack received a PhD in Oceanography in 1987 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography. His research seeks to understand the complex spatial structure and time variation of coastal ocean circulation and water properties, and how these influence coastal marine ecosystems. Jack has published over 100 scientific papers and mentored over 20 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. He has led a number of research, technology development and ocean observing system projects off Oregon and around the world. Barth presently serves on the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council’s (OPAC) Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of marine reserves along the Oregon coast.