2021 UNOLS Annual Meeting

October 13th, 2021 to November 10th, 2021
Zoom Meeting

UNOLS is turning 50! 

Come join us for the UNOLS 2021 Annual meeting to hear updates on the year's operations. The Annual Meeting topics will be held over a series of 60-90min sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4PM Eastern Time starting on 13 October. The dates are below:

  • 13 October - Wednesday
  • 18 October - Monday
  • 20 October - Wednesday
  • 25 October - Monday
  • 1 November - Monday
  • 3 November - Wednesday
  • 8 November - Monday
  • 10 November - Wednesday

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The agenda is posted below.  We are excited to have two Featured Speakers this year:

Dr. Larry Mayer

Director of the School of Marine Science and Engineering at the University of New Hampshire and Chair of the U.S. National Committee for the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Dr. Larry Mayer is a professor and first Director of the newly established School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. He is also the Director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping and the co-director of the NOAA/UNH Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire.

He received a Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in Marine Geophysics in 1979. 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 School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island where he worked on the early development of the Chirp Sonar and problems of deep-sea sediment transport and paleoceanography. In 2000 , Larry became the founding director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire and the co-director of the NOAA/UNH Joint Hydrographic Center. Larry has participated in more than 90 cruises (over 75 months at sea!) during the last 35 years, and has been chief or co-chief scientist of numerous expeditions including two legs of the Ocean Drilling Program and ten mapping expeditions in the ice covered regions of the high Arctic.

He is the recipient of the Keen Medal for Marine Geology, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stockholm and the State Department’s Superior Honor Award. He was a member of the President’s Panel on Ocean Exploration, National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for the Geosciences, and chaired two National Academy of Science Committees, one on national needs for coastal mapping and charting and one on the impact of the Deepwater Horizon Spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dr. Mayer will be speaking on 3 November 2021.


Dr. Kendall Moore

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and a Professor in the departments of Journalism and Film Media at the University of Rhode Island.

Kendall Moore

Before joining the faculty at URI in 2003, she worked as a television journalist focusing on medical, health, race, and environmental issues.

Moore has produced numerous independent documentaries that have aired on PBS and in various film festivals including: Charm City (1996), Song in the Crisis (2004), Sovereign Nation/Sovereign Neighbor (2006), The Good Radical (2009), Sick Building (2014), Philosophy of the Encounter (fiction, 2016), and Jalen and Joanna: A Lead Paint Story (2017).

She has received several grants and awards for her work, including two Fulbright Scholar Awards: Tanzania (2001) and Jamaica (Specialist, 2004); The Rhode Island Film Fellowship for Outstanding Filmmaking (2007); and, the Metcalf Award for 2015. In 2016, she was commended by Crain’s magazine as a professor of merit, in the field of journalism.

She serves on the boards of The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting as well as The Story Board at Salve Regina University. She also enjoys mentoring women of color interested in documentary film production.

She earned her B.A. from Syracuse University in Latin American Studies and an M.A. in Media Studies and documentary film, from The New School for Social Research. Her PhD research, at the European Graduate School for Media and Communication, focuses on race, philosophy and aesthetics.

Her research focuses on Race, environment, health and gender.

Dr. Moore will speak on 10 November 21.

Meeting Agenda: 
2021 UNOLS Annual Meeting Agenda2.23 MB