Dr. Palter in front of the Saildrone vehicles at Newport Shipyard; credit: Alex DiCiccio, URI

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has announced the speaker for the  2022 Donner Climate Lecture, a free event to be held on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 5:30 pm. Dr. Jaime Palter, associate professor at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography, will present a talk titled, “The  Ocean and Climate in a Rapidly Changing World,” via Zoom.  

Dr. Palter will examine current and projected changes to the world’s oceans, and discuss possible ways to improve our collective future in the face of these changes. She has taught and conducted oceanographic research in Spain, Montreal, and Princeton University, as well as at URI. Dr. Palter studies the ways in which ocean circulation influences climate and biogeochemistry, with a focus on the  North Atlantic and Gulf Stream regions. 

The 2022 Donner Climate Lecture is one of many Aquidneck Island Earth Week‘s list of events and activities planned for April 16-25. Registration details are on the ALT website .

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.