PODCAST | An Ocean of Sound

Author(s)

Chris Parsons

In this episode, we chat with STPF alum Heather Spence, a marine biologist and sound artist. She’s also a marine and science advisor in the Department of Energy, where she is exploring the potential for marine renewable energy to power ocean observation systems. For her graduate research, she conducted a groundbreaking sound monitoring program on the MesoAmerican Reef. Heather combined her acoustic recordings from the reef with music – she also performs internationally as a cellist and viola da gambist. Heather shares the activities of the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Sound and Marine Life and the United Nations Ocean Decade’s Maritime Acoustic Environment program. In combining science and art, she hopes to inspire the wider public about ocean biology and conservation.


Guest

Heather Spence, Ph.D., Marine and Science Advisor, Water Power Technologies Office,
Department of Energy
2017-2019 Executive Branch Fellow at the US Department of Energy
 

Host & Editor

Chris Parsons, Ph.D., Ocean conservation science
2020-2022 Executive Branch Fellow at the US National Science Foundation; Twitter: @ecmparsons
 

Producer/Executive Producer

Chris Parsons, Ph.D., Ocean conservation science
2020-2022 Executive Branch Fellow at the US National Science Foundation; Twitter: @ecmparsons

Image: Heather Spence


Source URL: https://www.aaaspolicyfellowships.org/blog/podcast-ocean-sound

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