The Power of the Sea Presentation

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

On Thursday, January 24, at 7 p.m. the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will host a presentation by Bruce Parker, Ph.D., author of The Power of the Sea. Conducted in the Aquarium’s 3D IMAX Theater, his free presentation will focus on the subtitle of his book: Tsunamis, storm surges, rogue waves, and our quest to predict disasters.


Author Bruce Parker has his Ph.D. in physical oceanography from The Johns Hopkins University and he is a world-recognized expert in oceanographic subjects.


The Power of the Sea interweaves compelling stories of marine disasters with fascinating stories of how scientists and mariners slowly learned how to predict them and how this impacted history, including wars. From history to the latest technological advances using satellites and computer models, Parker describes our growing knowledge of the sea and its impact on our lives. From the predictable tides to the difficulty in predicting tsunamis, rogue waves, and certain aspects of climate change, Parker depicts the drama of the seas while clearly explaining the science behind the ocean’s most powerful phenomena.


The local chapters of the Marine Technology Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers are sponsoring the free event. The Aquarium’s store will be open and Parker will sign purchased copies of his book.