[MARMAM] Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018 Session Announcement: “Ship-to-Shore”: Ocean Sciences in a Changing World

Stephanie Sharuga ssharuga at att.net
Mon Aug 28 07:58:48 PDT 2017


Dear Colleagues,
We would like to announce and extend an invitation to submit abstracts for an Education, Outreach and Policy session at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018 to be held in February 2018 in Portland, OR. The title of the session is "Ship-to-Shore": Ocean Sciences in a Changing World. 
Typically, when the science world thinks of "ship-to-shore" their first thoughts are of telepresence programs and live video feeds from submersibles. With our session, we are hoping to draw a more diverse crowd than just that. All fields of ship-based research, including those working with marine mammals, are developing ways to better interact with other researchers and the general public from "ship-to-shore". Some of these education and outreach programs use social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, blogs) while others use film or live video interviews - the possibilities are endless. We want to hear how you get your ship-based research across to the rest of the world.
It is our goal to have a session representing diverse and innovative "ship-to-shore" research, education, and outreach programs and perspectives from around the world. International and early career scientists, as well as students, are thus highly encouraged to submit abstracts. Please share this announcement widely among your peers!
Abstracts are due September 6, 2017.
Note that you may submit two abstracts to the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018 if one of them is, for example, being submitted to an Education, Outreach and Policy session. For more detailed guidelines and instructions on submitting an abstract, refer to: http://osm.agu.org/2018/abstract-submissions/.
More information on the session:
“Ship-to-Shore”: Ocean Sciences in a Changing World

Session ID#: 27952Session Description:In recent years, the use of telepresence and other technologies in remote ocean science research has expanded considerably. As these technologies continue to advance and grow in popularity, new opportunities to engage with scientists in the field through “ship-to-shore” communication, education, and outreach have emerged. Ship-to-shore opportunities have the ability to reach large, diverse audiences globally and create interactive research and learning experiences by which we can promote ocean exploration, facilitate research, and educate and inspire future generations. Examples of “ship-to-shore” are wide-ranging and include, but are not limited to, the use of live video and data feeds, interactive video and conference calls, social media interactions, and more. This session aims to provide a forum for presenting ship-to-shore research, education, and outreach programs, with the goal of sharing international experiences and lessons learned. Many programs and opportunities exist, but often they are not known on a global scale and are therefore underutilized. Presentations will describe existing case studies and examples of how scientists and educators are using ship-to-shore connections to engage with students, the public, stakeholders, and other researchers.Primary Chair:  Stephanie M Sharuga, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Co-chairs:  Carlie Wiener, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Palo alto, CA, United States, Nicole Raineault, Ocean Exploration Trust, Narragansett, RI, United States and Elizabeth Lobecker, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Durham, NH, United States
To view the session and submit an abstract, please go to the following link:https://agu.confex.com/agu/os18/preliminaryview.cgi/Session27952
Please don't hesitate to contact me (stephanie.sharuga at noaa.gov) or my co-chairs if you have any questions.
Best,Stephanie
 Stephanie Sharuga, PhD
T 224.688.0519
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