Does the Ocean have Memory?
Memory exists in the Ocean in many forms. In physical systems, in ecological interdependence, in human stories, and wherever feedback processes allow life to exhibit its wonderful collaborative unpredictability.
The Ocean Memory Project is a community exploring the intersections of the concepts of Ocean and Memory.
The Ocean Memory Project is a community exploring the intersections of the concepts of Ocean and Memory. Ocean Memory is a concept born in 2016 at a transdisciplinary conference of the National Academies of Science, Medicine and Engineering devoted to the Mesopelagic (or deep ocean). At that workshop, a group gathered to explore concepts around biodiversity and the microbiome came up with a question:
“Does the ocean have memory, and if so, what form does it take?”
The Ocean Memory Project, born from that early seed, seeks to bring together researchers from across disciplines in science, the humanities and the arts, as well as from diverse cultures, to explore and develop this question through a trans-disciplinary lens.
Our community is expanding. With now over 100 members we come from a broad spectrum of disciplines and cultural backgrounds, from oceanography to neuroscience, to visual art, to theater, to sonification, to history, to philosophy, to journalism.
If you are interested to be part of our community send us an e-mail sharing your story to: firstname.lastname@example.org