Sea Education Association (SEA) will host a public lecture, “Hot enough for you? Recent warming of the New England continental shelf” on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Dr. Ben Harden, Assistant Professor of Oceanography at Sea Education Association, and Dr. Glen Gawarkiewicz, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will deliver the lecture. The lecture will be held at James L. Madden Center Lecture Hall, Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. About the Lecture In the past decade, water temperatures over the continental shelf of the Northeast US have increased rapidly. Over this time span, SEA has been taking WHOI/MIT students out in late June and introducing them to shipboard life and marine science observational tools. We present observations from cruises spanning 2003-2013 showing significant warming has occurred south of Cape Cod. We also discuss the SEA/WHOI data in the context of regional change and implications for fisheries and storms in New England. About the Lecturers Ben Harden is Assistant Professor of Oceanography at the Sea Education Association. His research centers on the physical properties of the North Atlantic with specific focus on ocean currents and how they move heat around the planet. He is also a trained radio producer and works with students at SEA on developing both research and communications skills. Glen Gawarkiewicz is a Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who specializes in studying the continental shelf and slope region in the northeast U.S. Glen has been studying the region for the past three decades and is working with the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation of Rhode Island to understand how recent changes have impacted the fishing industry. About Sea Education Association/SEA Semester® Sea Education Association (SEA) is an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education. For more than 45 years and with more than one million nautical miles sailed, SEA has educated students about the world’s oceans through its Boston University accredited study abroad program, SEA Semester. SEA/SEA Semester is based on Cape Cod in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole, Massachusetts and has two research vessels: the SSV Corwith Cramer, operating in the Atlantic Ocean, and the SSV Robert C. Seamans, operating in the Pacific. In 2016, SEA was honored with the National Science Board’s Public Service Award for its role in promoting the public understanding of science and engineering.