Crowd-operations to Outreach on Ocean Sciences

Session ID#: 28146

Session Description:
A variety of reasons push ocean scientists to open their research to a wider public. Dissemination and outreach purposes, a particular need for complementary financial support, collaborations or additional hands and brains to process huge amounts of data are examples that drive scientists to step out and communicate with non-specialist audiences. For these audiences this can generate unique occasions to access cutting-edge research, to actively engage in sciences and to become part of a community.

This session seeks to gather examples on ocean-linked and science-based projects or activities that ran/run thanks to the implication of the wider public or “crowd”. It focuses however on participative approaches with strong educational components and specific outreach aspects. The session also offers an opportunity to share for example experiences on the capacity of crowd-operations as being considered as science “communication tools” and, since the appreciation of the scientific community is ambivalently, to discuss pros and cons of such rather novel approaches.

Primary Chair:  Carolyn Scheurle, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS, Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Co-Chair:  Ben McNeil, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Index Terms:

0815 Informal education [EDUCATION]
6610 Funding [PUBLIC ISSUES]
  • O - Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Lisa G Adams, Kennesaw State University, Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Kennesaw, GA, United States, John N Mwaniki, Kennesaw State University, Computer Science, Kennesaw, GA, United States, Salim J Dabdoub, Georgia Institute of Technology, Computer Science, Atlanta, GA, United States, Michael G Adams, Georgia Institute of Technology, Computational Media, Atlanta, GA, United States and Benjamin A Nwadike, Kennesaw State University, Biology, Kennesaw, GA, United States
Jonathan P Kellogg1, Jay Thomas Cullen2, Ken Buesseler3, Jing Chen4, Michael W Cooke4, R Jack Cornett5, Erica Frank6, Helen Gurney-Smith7, Jean-Francois Mercier4, Susan Reynolds2, John Smith8 and Marc Trudel9, (1)University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, (2)University of Victoria, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Victoria, BC, Canada, (3)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)Health Canada, Radiation Protection Bureau, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (5)University of Ottawa, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (6)University of British Columbia, School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (7)Fisheries and Oceans Canada, St Andrews Biological Station, St Andrews, NB, Canada, (8)Bedford Institute of Oceanography, NS, Canada, (9)Fisheries and Oceans Canada, St. Andrews Biological Station, St. Andrews, NB, Canada
Philip Joseph Bresnahan Jr1, Tyler Cyronak1, Robert J W Brewin2, Todd R Martz1, Andreas J Andersson1, Andrew Stern3,4, Jon Richard4, Shannon Waters5, Kat Hammond4, Todd McGrain4, Fola Akinola4 and John Griffin4, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)National Centre for Earth Observation, United Kingdom, (3)Maryland Heights, MO, United States, (4)Lost Bird Project, New York, NY, United States, (5)Surfrider Foundation, CA, United States
John J Morton1, Vicki Lynn Ferrini1 and Nick Pawlenko2, (1)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, RI, United States
Kersey Studivant, Duke University, Marine Science and Conservation, Beaufort, NC, United States, Russell Neches, University of California Davis, Genome Center, Davis, CA, United States and Andrew David Thaler, Blackbeard Biologic: Science and Environmental Advisors, Saint Michaels, MD, United States
Dror L Angel, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel