Creating a Climate for Change through Art & Science: Gregory Fiske

What’s in a map? (or how maps tell stories and shape our worldview)

Join Greg Fiske, a senior geospatial analyst and chief cartographer at Woodwell Climate Research Center, for an exploration of commonly used tools and techniques for making beautiful maps, as well as common challenges, success stories, and failures, faced over 20 years of making maps for Woods Hole scientists. Maps can distill a story out of complex information and spark conversation. No map is the perfect truth–but ideally a good map is a functional blend of art and science which invites a second look. A well-design map also has the ability to bring people around a table, greasing the wheels of communication and collaboration.

The Creating a Climate for Change series explores the synergies between art and science as a way to communicate important issues surrounding the environment and planetary health while inspiring change and stimulating action.

This in-person event series is presented by Highfield Hall & Gardens in collaboration with the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Woodwell Climate Research Center, and sponsored by the Woods Hole Foundation and the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation.

Admission is free, pre-registration required.

August 25, 2021 5:30pm–7:00pm ET
Highfield Hall & Gardens
56 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540
Greg Fiske
Gregory J. Fiske

Senior Geospatial Analyst, Senior Research Associate