Ideas to Innovation - Season Two

Under The Sea – The State of Ocean Research Today

About this episode

The fate of the Earth is closely tied to our oceans. Given the toll that humans have exacted on the marine environment within a relative handful of decades, the need for detailed scientific scrutiny of our ocean basins has never been more acute. A new global report from Clarivate highlights the growing body of research in this area, particularly around sustainability and topics such as microplastics in the ocean. The report finds that ocean acidification, marine pollution, and over-fishing have caused tremendous damage to Earth’s oceans and the life within them.

The report’s two authors, Ross Potter and Brodie Pearson, are interviewed in this episode of Ideas To Innovation Season 2. Ross is a senior data scientist at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). His extensive research experience with academia includes NASA-related post-doctoral positions at the Luna and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, and at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Brodie is an assistant professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. He was recently part of the intergovernmental panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment report team.


Ross Potter
Lead Data Scientist
Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™

Ross Potter is a Lead Data Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™. He has extensive research experience within academia, including NASA related postdoctoral positions at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas, and Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. ORCiD: Web of Science ResearcherID: R-3590-2019.

Brodie Pearson
Assistant Professor
Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon

Brodie Pearson is an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. He studies the physics of mixing in the ocean using computer models and was recently part of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Sixth Assessment Report team.

About Ideas to Innovation Season 2

Hear inspiring stories told from a personal, on-the-ground perspective from the people who were there from the start, who are most passionate about the positive outcomes they helped deliver. These are stories about innovation that, by the end of each episode, you can’t help but think: “Wow, they really did that?”