“What’s New at the Center for Coastal Studies?” with Sarah Oktay

10:00 a.m. Sunday, October 23, 2022

In January of 2022, Sarah Oktay succeeded Richard Delaney as Executive Director for the Center for Coastal Studies, a distinguished and beloved Provincetown institution. Dr. Oktay believes strongly in bridging the gap between scientists, policymakers, and the public to aid communities and effect change, and she’s eager to meet you. Join her at Chapel in the Pines for an overview of the Center’s research agenda, which runs the gamut from whales to sharks to seals, water quality, sea level rise, seafloor mapping and marine debris. She’ll share bad and good news about the waters around us and the life within them. All are welcome.

Live at Chapel in the Pines and on Zoom.

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Sarah Oktay, Ph.D., comes to us from the University of California Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment where she served as Director of Strategic Engagement and Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve Manager from 2018 to 2021. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the University of Massachusetts Boston Nantucket Field Station. She has spent 30 years conducting research, teaching, fundraising, and communicating with the public. She received her B.S. in Marine Science and a Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography from Texas A&M University – Galveston.