2017 Scott Nixon Lecture

In 2017, the Coastal Institute’s Scott Nixon Lecture featured Dr. Susan Lozier. Dr. Lozier discussed her most recent work on the global ocean conveyor belt—a system of deep-ocean circulation that moves water around the globe.

Illustration depicting the overturning circulation of the global ocean
Illustration depicting the overturning circulation of the global ocean. NASA/JPL

The title of her lecture was “A 21st Century Look at the Global Ocean Conveyor Belt.” The ocean conveyor belt has traditionally been depicted like the figure on the left. I tried to illustrate a “21st Century Look” at this circulation. A couple of the sketches are posted below:

2017 Nixon Lecture

These sketches eventually evolved into flat vector shapes that became the background design I used in a variety of promotional items for the lecture.

2017 Nixon Lecture

2017 Nixon Lecture

2017 Nixon Lecture