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Messy Studio: World Oceans Day Special

Jeremy B. C. Jackson: Panama, the Gulf Stream, and Europe



On Ocean Archive and on Ocean Space and TBA21–Academy Facebook pages

The rise of the Isthmus of Panama over the past ten million years isolated the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific, caused massive Caribbean extinctions, and strengthened northward oceanic transport of heat from the tropics towards the Arctic. Now global warming is paradoxically slowing down that ocean circulation with uncertain consequences for European climate and fisheries. Jeremy Jackson will retrace the deep histories of the Gulf Stream to offer new insights into oceanic assemblages.

Messy Studios are peer-to-peer gatherings conceived by Territorial Agency mobilizing critical thinking and research along the interconnected narratives and ecopolitical trajectories of “Oceans in Transformation. Messy Studios engage scientists, artists, governmental and civil society groups, policy makers and conservationists to come together with the aim to forge new pathways for action and new imaginaries for the ocean.


6–8 pm CET
Messy Studio: World Oceans Day Special. Jeremy B. C. Jackson: Panama, the Gulf Stream, and Europe

Presentation by Jeremy B. C. Jackson; American ecologist, paleobiologist, and conservationist with the participation of Territorial Agency, Markus Reymann, Daniela Zyman, and the participants of the Ocean Fellowship Program.

The event will be live-streamed on Ocean-Archive.org and TBA21–Academy and Ocean Space Facebook pages.


Jeremy B. C. Jackson is an American ecologist, paleobiologist, and conservationist. He is an emeritus professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, senior scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, visiting scientist at the American Museum of Natural History Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Jackson studies threats and solutions to human impacts on the environment and the ecology and evolution of tropical seas. He has published eleven books and more than 170 scientific publications. Jackson has received more than a dozen prizes and awards including the BBVA International Prize in Ecology and Conservation, the Paleontological Medal and the Darwin Medal of the International Society for Reef Studies. His new book Breakpoint: Tending to America’s Environmental Crises, was released by Yale in 2018.