Save the date – June 2nd, 2017

The Women’s International Forum

in collaboration with the

Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations 

(And in the framework of the First U.N Ocean Conference)

Is pleased to present a talk by

Professor Larry Mayer

“From Deepwater Horizon to the Arctic Ocean:

Exploring the Secrets of the Deep”

   Date: Friday June 2nd, 2017

Time: 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

                                           Venue: Conference Room 7, UNHQ, GABuilding

Professor Larry Mayer is presently the Director of the School of Maritime Science and Ocean Engineering and the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire.  He graduated magna cum laude with an honors degree in Geology and received a P.H.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

At Scripps he worked with the Marine Physical Laboratory’s Deep -Tow Geophysical package applying this sophisticated acoustic sensor to problems of deep-sea mapping and the history of climate.

After being selected as an astronaut candidate finalist for NASA’s first class of mission specialists, Larry went on to a Post-Doc at the university of Rhode Island school of Oceanography.  In 2000 Larry became the founding director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire.

Larry has participated in more than 90 cruises (over 70 months at sea) during the last 35 years, including eight mapping expeditions in ice-covered regions of the high Arctic.

Larry was a member of the Presidents Panel on Ocean Exploration and National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for Geosciences.  He received the Kean Medal for Marine Geology and recently completed National Academies report on the impact of the Deepwater Horizon Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  He is the author of a large number of publications on marine geology and geophysics.  He is also a member of the State Department’s Extended Continental Shelf Task Force and the Navy’s SCICEX Advisory Committee.

In 2016, Larry was appointed by President Obama to the Arctic Research Commission.  His current research deals with sonar imaging and 3D visualization to ocean mapping problems and Law of the Sea issues.


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Women’s International Forum (WIF)

Sofia Herrera Cubillo (Costa Rica), President, Faika Zaki (Egypt) and Sonia de Meza-Cuadra (Peru), Vice Presidents, Pamela Jacovides (USA), Anna van Oosterom (the Netherlands), Miriam Oueslati Khiari (Tunisia), Tanya Rattray (Jamaica), Dace Mazeika (Latvia), Ingrid Ruičková (Slovakia), Lista Damayanti Djani (Indonesia), Manipreet Tina Kaur Koonjul (Mauritius), Latica Tomašić (Austria), Padma Akbaruddin (India)