Café Scientifique Hong Kong : Global Warming and the Oceans [fr]
We’re very excited to announce our second collaborative Café Scientifique. This Café is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau as part of Le French May, the annual French culture festival.
The Café is the first of a series of scientific events on the theme of Climate Change, organised by the Consulate General of France, which will culminate in the COP21 meeting to be held in Paris in December 2015. The Consulate’s scientific department will hold lectures, movie screenings and exhibitions throughout the year.
Global Warming and the Oceans: A Disaster in the Making?
Monday 27th April 2015
The marine ecosystem is extremely dynamic. Vertical currents lift deep water and nutrients from the frigid depths of the ocean to the warmer surface, where phytoplankton thrive.
Professor Richard Sempéré is an oceanographer who studies how these changes will impact marine plants and animals. Drawing on his recent studies in the Arctic and the Mediterranean Sea, he will tell us the very latest research on how marine ecosystems function, and what changes might be induced by global warming.
Dr. Richard Sempéré is the Director of Research at CNRS, an oceanographer - more specifically, a marine and atmospheric geochemist. He obtained his Masters degree in Paris Sorbonne University and his PhD at CNRS LSGM laboratory in Perpignan University. He is currently Director of the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (M I O) a laboratory of 200 people in Aix Marseille University, France and co-PI of the MERMEX research Oceanographic program for the Mediterranean Sea.
About Café Scientifique
Café Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. They are run in over 30 countries around the world.
Cafés start with a short talk (usually 20 minutes) by the speaker, to introduce the topic. After that there is a short break, to allow glasses to be refilled, followed by an hour or so of questions and answers and general discussion. The talks cover a wide range of topics relating to science - everything from Astronomy to Zoology. They are jargon-free, accessible to all, and extremely interesting!
Café Scientifique is a not-for-profit organisation and the talks are free of charge. Speakers are not paid fees but a hat will be passed around on the night for voluntary contributions towards their travel expenses and a well-earned drink.
When: Monday 27th April 2015. 7.30-9.00pm talk followed by discussion.
Where: Café 8, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier No.8, Central, Hong Kong