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Dive into marine science topics with the Ocean Expert Exchange series hosted by Scientist in Every Florida School and the ANGARI Foundation.  Join us on these virtual experiences to deepen your knowledge of the marine world through livestream on Zoom and YouTube.

Nate Formel shares how he has used the open source movement to expand and improve on tools for marine research, including that on ocean acidification in the Florida Keys.


Topic: Engineering Solutions for Coral Reef Research

Speaker: Nate Formel, Research Assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Nate Formel is a marine biologist whose work has focused mainly on the conservation and restoration of coral reef ecosystems in Florida, Hawaii and the Caribbean. He is currently a Research Assistant III at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the Biology Department’s Sensory Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab. Prior to this role, Nate was a Senior Research Associate at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory’s (AOML) Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division and the University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS). Here, his work focused on identifying resilient coral genotypes, methods to enhance the resilience of corals used for restoration of impacted reefs, and the development of novel, low-cost and open-source sampling equipment to expand the suite of tools used to study coral reef ecosystems. Nate holds an M.S. from the University of Miami and B.S. in Biology from Northeastern University.


K-12 Resources: K-12 Extension Activities

Fall Series Schedule:

Sep. 7 – The Day in the Life of Great Hammerhead Sharks

Oct. 5 –  Engineering Solutions for Coral Reef Research

Nov. 9 – Engineering with Nature for Climate Adaptation 


Name: Scientist in Every Florida School

Email: skillingsworth@floridamuseum.ufl.edu

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Name: ANGARI Foundation

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