Early 2024 News


The first quarter of 2024 has been brimming with conferences and symposia, fostering global dialogue and international connections.

In January, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Postdoctoral Association, of which I have been the president for 2023-24, held the Postdoctoral Symposium 2024. This year’s symposium was held at the Coonamessett in Falmouth, MA and featured 21 presentations of cutting-edge postdoc research across all WHOI departments. My presentation titled “Climate change – an unexpected guest at dinner” sparked vibrant discussions about the effects of ocean warming on Atlantic fisheries catches.

In February, I attended my first American Geophysical Union’s Ocean Sciences Meeting (AGU OSM) that brought together almost 6,000 attendees in New Orleans, LA. A super vibrant conference that focused mainly on oceanographic topics. My presentation on the “Tropicalization of US fisheries catches” was part of the Emerging and Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Fisheries Management session.

In March, I participated for the first time in the 8th World Fisheries Congress held in Seattle, WA. This conference was much closer to my research interests, with extensive sessions on the ecosystem-based fisheries management, modeling, stock assessment, and science communication. My presentation on “Takeaways from Ten Years of the Mean Temperature of the Catch Index” was part of the Managing fisheries in a world of shifting stocks; integrating biological, policy, behavioural, social and economic aspects session. Beyond this conference, I also attended the MIT Sea Grant Research Symposium, where I presented the progress of the project “Data driven, causal discovery of the effects of climate change, ocean acidification and management in fish and invertebrate stocks” that I co-lead with Petros Koumoutsakos at Harvard University.