Lecture Explores the Power of Ocean Waves


Birch Aquarium at Scripps Summer Lecture Explores the Power of Ocean Waves Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UC San Diego on Monday, Aug. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla.

The Power of Ocean Waves by Richard Seymour, Scripps research engineer, is open to the public for $8 and students/educators for $5. RSVP to (858) 534-5771.

Ocean waves not only provide recreation, aesthetic enjoyment and an occasional rearrangement of our shorelines, but they could soon be tapped as a source for clean energy.

Seymour, a research engineer at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, as he explores this possibility during his presentation at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Seymour will describe his research on how climate variability impacts the “wave climate” of the North Pacific Ocean, and will explain how scientists and engineers are combining their expertise to harness waves as a source for renewable electric energy production.

Seymour’s presentation is part of the aquarium’s Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series. The series provides concise, comprehensive presentations of research conducted worldwide by Scripps Oceanography scientists.

The lecture is intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. The lecture begins

promptly at 7 p.m.