The GMGI Science Hour

Born out of the stay-at-home order implemented during the COVID-19 outbreak in spring 2020, the GMGI Science Hour gives GMGI the unique opportunity to bring world-class and innovative science safely to the community at home. Scientists from the GMGI network and beyond graciously share their time and expertise with audiences through captivating, hour-long virtual lectures and discussions.

Upcoming Science Hours

The GMGI Science Hour is back this Fall with a stellar lineup of speakers ready to bring timely, engaging science to you at home.

Please see below for details and registration information on our upcoming talks, and reach out to with any questions.

December 9, 2021 at 7:30p

Dr. Iain Kerr

CEO, Ocean Alliance

Drones for Whale and Ocean Conservation

More Details and Registration

Dr. Iain Kerr is the CEO of Ocean Alliance (OA), an organization recognized as an international leader in whale research and ocean conservation since its founding in 1971 by renowned scientist Dr. Roger Payne. OA’s programs include a groundbreaking global pollution study termed The Voyages of the Odyssey; the longest continuous study of a great whale species (the Southern right whale) and a number of education initiatives. Under Iain’s leadership, OA has also maintained a reputation for developing innovative benign research tools and techniques that engage scientists and conservationists alike. The most recent iteration of this being a drone called SnotBot.

Q&A to be moderated by GMGI Donald G. Comb Science Director Andrea Bodnar.

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Past Science Hours

The GMGI Science Hour: Sea Urchins and the Secret to a Long and Healthy Life
The GMGI Science Hour: From a Laboratory “C-” to Stockholm – My Improbable Path to the Nobel Prize
The GMGI Science Hour: COVID-19 – Learning from Patients
The GMGI Science Hour: GFP – Lighting Up Life
The GMGI Science Hour: Using Advanced Technologies to Explore the Underwater Behavior of Humpback Whales
The GMGI Science Hour: Genomics as a Tool for Improving Fisheries Management and Marine Conservation
The GMGI Science Hour: Outbreak Response in the Genomic Age