Assistant Professor Ivan Ramirez Leads First TEDC Skills Lab

IMG_2231Ivan Ramirez, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Eugene Lang College led the first TEDC Skills Lab with an interactive workshop about El Nino and Sea-Air Interactions.El Nino is the anomalous warming of the ocean waters in the eastern Pacific and coastal Peru and Ecuador. La Nina is cooler than average sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) are the changes happening in the basin-wide sea-air interactions in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean.Professor Ramirez's workshop covered the origins of the El Nino, La Nina, and ENSO and their social impacts on agriculture, industries such as fishing, infrastructure, public health, migration patterns, and existing inequalities including gender disparities.

To learn more, view the full presentations linked below:

El Nino 101: Why Care About Sea-Air Interactions in the Tropical Pacific Ocean?ENSO, Ecosystems and Society in LAC