April 1 Cafe Scientifique

WHAT: Changing Climate and Trends in Extreme Events

WHO: Presented by Emily J. Becker, Ph.D., Research Scientist, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center

ABOUT THE TOPIC: This talk will cover the connection between weather and climate, background on climate change and global warming, observed trends in weather and climate extremes and projections for the coming decades.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Café Scientifique events are held on the first Tuesday of each month.

WHERE: The atrium of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Building and The Front Page restaurant, near Ballston Metro. Located at 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 on the ground floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building. Parking is available under the NSF building or at Ballston Common Mall.

HOW: Register online now
Café Scientifique is free and open to the public. Please come early to order table service and socialize. Special reduced-price burgers start at 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by Q&A. No science background required – only an interest! Registration requested.

SUPPORT THIS CAFÉ: The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization, is the sponsor of Café Scientifique Arlington. Since April 2006, the goal of Café Scientifique has been to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain English. Please go to www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bsta and contribute. Help keep Café Scientifique open and free to all!

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Cafe Scientifique Arlington

WHAT: Coastal and Urban Resilience: Can we Prevent a Future Sandy?

WHO: Presented by Marion Mollegen McFadden, Special Adviser to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan on post-Sandy Rebuild and Dale Morris, Royal Netherlands Embassy

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Superstorm Sandy showed U.S. coastal cities the damage water can do — a threat the Dutch have lived with for centuries. A year after tropical storm Sandy tore through the Northeast, killing more than 100 and causing $50 billion in damage, areas all over the region are devising plans to prevent similar storm damage in the future. What will the changes look like? Marion Mollegen McFadden, Special Advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and part of the post-Sandy Rebuild by Design effort. She, along with Dale Morris of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C. will show what efforts have been used and what others are underway in the Netherlands. Many of these practices are influencing the planning for post-Sandy rebuilding. Come to this Café to understand how Americans can learn from the Dutch model of water management.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Café Scientifique events are held on the first Tuesday of each month.

WHERE: The atrium of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building and The Front Page restaurant, near Ballston Metro. Located at 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 on the ground floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building. Parking is available under the NSF building or at Ballston Common Mall.

HOW: Register online now
Café Scientifique is free and open to the public. Please come early to order table service and socialize. Special reduced-price burgers start at 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by Q&A. No science background required – only an interest! Registration requested.

SUPPORT THIS CAFÉ: The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization, is the sponsor of Café Scientifique Arlington. Since April 2006, the goal of Café Scientifique has been to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain English. Please go to www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bsta and contribute. Help keep Café Scientifique open and free to all!

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WHAT: Coastal and Urban Resilience: Can we Prevent a Future Sandy?

WHO: Presented by Marion Mollegen McFadden, Special Adviser to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan on post-Sandy Rebuild and Dale Morris, Royal Netherlands Embassy

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Superstorm Sandy showed U.S. coastal cities the damage water can do — a threat the Dutch have lived with for centuries. A year after tropical storm Sandy tore through the Northeast, killing more than 100 and causing $50 billion in damage, areas all over the region are devising plans to prevent similar storm damage in the future. What will the changes look like? Henk Ovink, the former Director General for Spatial Planning and Water in the Dutch government, was asked to be Special Advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and leader of the post-Sandy Rebuild by Design effort. He, along with Dale Morris of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C. will show what efforts have been used and what others are underway in the Netherlands. Many of these practices are influencing the planning for post-Sandy rebuilding. Come to this Café to understand how Americans can learn from the Dutch model of water management.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Café Scientifique events are held on the first Tuesday of each month.

WHERE: The atrium of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building and The Front Page restaurant, near Ballston Metro. Located at 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 on the ground floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building. Parking is available under the NSF building or at Ballston Common Mall.

HOW: Register online now
Café Scientifique is free and open to the public. Please come early to order table service and socialize. Special reduced-price burgers start at 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by Q&A. No science background required – only an interest! Registration requested.

SUPPORT THIS CAFÉ: The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization, is the sponsor of Café Scientifique Arlington. Since April 2006, the goal of Café Scientifique has been to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain English. Please go to www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bsta and contribute. Help keep Café Scientifique open and free to all!

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Nov 5 Cafe Scientifique

WHAT: Ocean Acidification: Consequences of a Poorly Managed Carbon Budget

WHO: Presented by Dwight Gledhill, Ph.D. Deputy Director, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Ocean acidification (OA) refers to changes in global ocean carbon chemistry in direct response to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Such changes are at least ten times faster than at any time over the past 50 million years and can now be readily observed in extended ocean time-series observations. While such changes in surface ocean chemistry have been known for at least four decades, only relatively recently has OA become a prominent issue in contemporary oceanography with the recognition that these changes could have far reaching implications for marine ecosystems, ecoservices and dependent human communities. Understanding OA and predicting the consequences for marine resources is necessary for informing national and international carbon mitigation discussions and enabling local communities to better prepare and adapt to such changes. NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) is advancing efforts along several fronts including monitoring, research and modeling to better understand OA and its consequences. In this talk we detail the current state of the science of OA and highlight key activities being carried out by the OAP.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Café Scientifique events are typically held on the first Tuesday of each month. Please note that this month's event takes place on the second Tuesday of the month due to the Labor Day holiday.

WHERE: The atrium of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building and The Front Page restaurant, near Ballston Metro. Located at 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 on the ground floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building. Parking is available under the NSF building or at Ballston Common Mall.

HOW: Register online now
Café Scientifique is free and open to the public. Please come early to order table service and socialize. Special half-price burgers start at 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by Q&A. No science background required – only an interest! Please register.

SUPPORT THIS CAFÉ: Please go to www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bsta and contribute. Help keep Café Scientifique open and free to all!

UPCOMING EVENTS: Tuesday, December 3 – Coastal and Urban Resilience: Can we Prevent a Future Sandy?

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To register for Nov 5 Cafe

http://www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/aed/events-calendar/registration/?id=14F1D41E-94D0-DC4C-BA0E1B1EB3D31145

WHAT: Ocean Acidification: Consequences of a Poorly Managed Carbon Budget

WHO: Presented by Dwight Gledhill, Ph.D. Deputy Director, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Ocean acidification (OA) refers to changes in global ocean carbon chemistry in direct response to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Such changes are at least ten times faster than at any time over the past 50 million years and can now be readily observed in extended ocean time-series observations. While such changes in surface ocean chemistry have been known for at least four decades, only relatively recently has OA become a prominent issue in contemporary oceanography with the recognition that these changes could have far reaching implications for marine ecosystems, ecoservices and dependent human communities. Understanding OA and predicting the consequences for marine resources is necessary for informing national and international carbon mitigation discussions and enabling local communities to better prepare and adapt to such changes. NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) is advancing efforts along several fronts including monitoring, research and modeling to better understand OA and its consequences. In this talk we detail the current state of the science of OA and highlight key activities being carried out by the OAP.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Café Scientifique events are typically held on the first Tuesday of each month. Please note that this month's event takes place on the second Tuesday of the month due to the Labor Day holiday.

WHERE: The atrium of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building and The Front Page restaurant, near Ballston Metro. Located at 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 on the ground floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building. Parking is available under the NSF building or at Ballston Common Mall.

HOW: Register online now
Café Scientifique is free and open to the public. Please come early to order table service and socialize. Special half-price burgers start at 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by Q&A. No science background required – only an interest! Registration requested.

SUPPORT THIS CAFÉ: The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization, is the sponsor of Café Scientifique Arlington. Since April 2006, the goal of Café Scientifique has been to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain English. Please go to www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bsta and contribute. Help keep Café Scientifique open and free to all!

UPCOMING EVENTS: Tuesday, December 3 – Coastal and Urban Resilience: Can we Prevent a Future Sandy?

 

October 31, 2013 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment

CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE ARLINGTON Nov 5

WHAT: Ocean Acidification: Consequences of a Poorly Managed Carbon Budget

WHO: Presented by Dwight Gledhill, Ph.D. Deputy Director, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Ocean acidification (OA) refers to changes in global ocean carbon chemistry in direct response to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Such changes are at least ten times faster than at any time over the past 50 million years and can now be readily observed in extended ocean time-series observations. While such changes in surface ocean chemistry have been known for at least four decades, only relatively recently has OA become a prominent issue in contemporary oceanography with the recognition that these changes could have far reaching implications for marine ecosystems, ecoservices and dependent human communities. Understanding OA and predicting the consequences for marine resources is necessary for informing national and international carbon mitigation discussions and enabling local communities to better prepare and adapt to such changes. NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) is advancing efforts along several fronts including monitoring, research and modeling to better understand OA and its consequences. In this talk we detail the current state of the science of OA and highlight key activities being carried out by the OAP.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Café Scientifique events are typically held on the first Tuesday of each month. Please note that this month’s event takes place on the second Tuesday of the month due to the Labor Day holiday.

WHERE: The atrium of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building and The Front Page restaurant, near Ballston Metro. Located at 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 on the ground floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building. Parking is available under the NSF building or at Ballston Common Mall.

HOW: Café Scientifique is free and open to the public. Please come early to order table service and socialize. Special price burgers start at 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by Q&A. No science background required – only an interest! Registration at http://www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/aed/events-calendar/registration/?id=14F1D41E-94D0-DC4C-BA0E1B1EB3D31145
Please go to http://www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bsta and contribute. Help keep Café Scientifique open and free to all!

UPCOMING EVENTS: Tuesday, December 3 – Coastal and Urban Resilience: Can we Prevent a Future Sandy?

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Aug 6 Cafe Scientifique Arlington

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WHAT: BRAIN: Addressing the Benefits, Burdens, Risks and Responsibilities

WHO: Presented by Dr. James Giordano, Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program at the Edmund Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and a professor on the faculty of the Division of Integrative Physiology, Interdisciplinary Program in Neurosciences and Graduate Liberal Studies Programs at Georgetown University

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Announced by the Obama administration on April 2, 2013, BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) is a proposed collaborative research initiative with the goal of mapping the activity of every neuron in the human brain. While the use of neuroscience and neurotechnology offers profound possibilities to better the human condition and reduce pain and suffering, it is important to note that the use of these developments comes with a host of burdens and risks that should be addressed, assessed and metered as part of the research. In this lecture, neuroscientist and neuroethicist Dr. James Giordano looks at the many different directions these studies could take, explores the potential benefits, risks and harms generated by the use or misuse of neuroscience and neurotechnology and discusses ways in which neuroethical, legal and social issue could be analyzed, directed and possibly governed.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Café Scientifique events are held on the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted.

WHERE: The atrium of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building and The Front Page restaurant, near Ballston Metro. Located at 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 on the ground floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building. Parking is available under the NSF building or at Ballston Common Mall.

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