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Nautical Nights Speaker Series: Bill Williams
March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
JOIN US FOR OUR FIFTH NAUTICAL NIGHTS SPEAKER SERIES!
***Unfortunately, our originally scheduled speaker, Eddy Carmack, was forced to cancel for this evening. Taking his place is Dr. Bill Williams, a colleague and fellow research scientist at IOS. Read more on his bio, below!***
Doors open at 6:30pm, talk starts at 7:00pm.
Drinks and appies are available.
Member price: $8
General price: $10
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Please note, seating is limited.
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250-385-4222 ext. 103; or
ABOUT BILL WILLIAMS
Dr. Bill Williams is a scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and leads an Arctic Ocean research group at the Institute of Ocean Sciences where his focus is on the physical drivers of Arctic marine ecosystems. Bill began in the UK, getting a degree in mathematics from Cambridge, then moved across the pond to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts for a Master’s degree. The next step was Fairbanks, Alaska, for an introduction to the Arctic and a Phd, and now finally Victoria, British Columbia, with many expeditions to Canada’s Arctic by Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers, small boats, planes on floats and skis and snowmobiles.
Bill will introduce the Arctic Ocean via 3 projects at the Institute of Ocean Sciences: 1) An annual monitoring expedition to the ocean desert of the Beaufort Gyre in the deep waters north of the Yukon and Alaska, 2) In contrast, the biological hotspots of the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort continental shelves and 3) The relatively uncharted waters of the Kitikmeot Sea in the southern central Northwest Passage.