Progenitor III

Ocean Memory Challenge 2018

A community to explore Ocean Memory
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The Ocean Memory Project is now charting our next four years of research. Each year, a thematic seed conference will be followed by a smaller hands on workshop and grants for team projects. This sequence will then be iterated on and refined, culminating in 2022 with a summary gathering. Follow this link to our current plan of activities.
As our research progresses, we hope to gather an increasingly diverse community dedicated to exploring ocean memory.
Please reach out to us if you feel Ocean Memory speaks to you.

Co-Leaders

Jody W. Deming

Microbial Oceanography
Arctic Studies
Astrobiology
University of Washington
Jody Deming's Ecosystem

Daniel Kohn

Arts
Art / Science Interface
Kohnworkshop.com

Heather Spence

Marine Biology
Marine Acoustics
Music
heatherspence.net

Advisory Council Host & Fiscal Sponsor

Tim Broderick

Medicine
Advanced Biotechnology
Underwater Human Experiences

Margot H. knight

Fiscal Sponsor
Administration of Arts and Art-Science Retreats
djerassi.org

Seed Conference and Workshop Hosts

Neil Banas

Ecosystem modelling
Coastal and Arctic oceanography
Environmental humanities
neilbanas.com

Jonathan Berger

Music Composition Theory
Cognition Acoustics
Interactive Electronics
music.stanford.edu/people/jonathan-berger

Jody W. Deming

Microbial Oceanography
Arctic Studies
Astrobiology
University of Washington
Jody Deming's Ecosystem

Mandy Joye

Microbial Ecology
Organic Chemistry
Marine Ecology
marsci.uga.edu/directory/people/samantha-b-joye

Todd Michaels

Genomics
Epigenomics
Bioinformatics 
jcvi.org/about/tmichael

Tim Weaver

Emergent Digital Practices
Ecological Memory
Bioenvironmental Engineering
tweaver.biotica.org

Current Collaborators

Rika Anderson

Microbial Ecology & Evolution 
Astrobiology
carleton.edu/people/randerson

John Baross

Deep Sea Microbiology
Origin of Life
Astrobiology
environment.uw.edu/faculty/john-baross

Anna Davidson

Visual Art 
Plant Biology
annadavidson.art

Ben Fitzhugh

Anthropology
Indigenous Arctic Archaeology
anthropology.washington.edu/people/ben-fitzhugh

Julie Huber

Benthic Microbiology Hydrothermal vents
whoi.edu/staff/jhuber

Melody Jue

Ocean Literature & Media
Science Fiction
Cultural Theory
melodyjue.info

Susan Q. Lang

Water-Rock-Microbe Interactions
Biogeochemistry
lang-lab.rocks

Christine Lee

Art, Design and Sustainability 
interwovenlabs.com

Alan Leonardi

Director at NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Peter Pirolli

Cognitive neuroscience
Artificial Intelligence
Human-Computer Interactions
peterpirolli.com

Patrick Rafter

Biogeochemical Cycles
Paleooceanography
prafter.com

Rebecca Rutstein

Visual Arts / Painting, Sculpture, Interactive Installation
rebeccarutstein.com

Alyson Santoro

Marine Microbiology
Geochemistry
Santoro Lab

Sponsors and Host Institutions

NAKFI

A 4-year $500,000 grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative
keckfutures.org
nakfichallenge.org

Host Institutions

JCVI
Stanford U
U of Georgia
U of Washington
U of Strathclyde
U of Denver
Djerassi Resident Artists Program

And generous in-kind support from the institutions that will host seed seminars, workshops and a cresting conference.