ED24B:
Outreach, Engagement, Impact: Translating Science Applications for Societal and Professional Benefits II Posters

Session ID#: 85852

Session Description:
Marine ecosystems and coastal communities are facing multiple stressors including impacts of development, resource extraction, and climate change, creating a need for timely translation of science into progressive management and policy. To ensure that science informs and is utilized by those who need it in an accessible and relevant manner, scientists must be deliberate about the societal, environmental and economic benefits of their research. However, transitioning research into useful applications is often challenging and requires an understanding of stakeholder needs, well-designed scientific research, collaborative partnerships, effective communication and outreach strategies, and adequate resources for transition. The co-production of knowledge with partners outside of the traditional academic collaboration not only ensures stronger impact, feedback into and extension of the research, but also has a re-energizing effect on working routines and helps to develop important career skills for all persons involved.

The goal of this session is to highlight successful research-to-application projects, and inspire researchers by showcasing the broad range of opportunities for outreach, knowledge exchange, and impact on society, industry, policy and management, as well as the benefits to both researchers and research. We welcome submissions from scientists and education or outreach professionals that highlight the power of collaborations and demonstrate how research results are informing science-based management and policy, influencing industry practice, or working with communities, through an integrated approach to research, outreach, and engagement.

Co-Sponsor(s):
  • SI - Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
Index Terms:

0840 Evaluation and assessment [EDUCATION]
0845 Instructional tools [EDUCATION]
6309 Decision making under uncertainty [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
6620 Science policy [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
Primary Chair:  Rebecca Alison Briggs, NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research, National Sea Grant College Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Co-chairs:  Carolyn Scheurle, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Institut de la Mer de Villefranche, Villefranche Sur Mer, France, Jacqueline F Tweddle, University of Aberdeen, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Aberdeen, United Kingdom and Michael Allen, Maryland Sea Grant, College Park, United States
Primary Liaison:  Rebecca Alison Briggs, NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research, National Sea Grant College Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Moderators:  Rebecca Alison Briggs, NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research, National Sea Grant College Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Jacqueline F Tweddle, University of Aberdeen, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Michael Allen, Maryland Sea Grant, College Park, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
A Creative Collaborative Approach to Engaging Non-traditional Audiences About Seamount Ecosystem Diversity (653939)
Mandy Leith, Ocean Networks Canada, Victoria, BC, Canada, Kim Juniper, University of Victoria, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Victoria, BC, Canada, Martin Scherwath, Ocean Networks Canada, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada and Leslie Elliott, Ocean Networks Canada, Communications, Victoria, BC, Canada
 
Adding value to environmental information: Examples of strategic customer engagement with the World Ocean Database and World Ocean Atlas at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (637129)
Andrew Allegra, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Melissa Zweng, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD, United States
 
Using the Sea Grant model for successful research to application projects (639816)
Hollis Jones, Rebecca Alison Briggs and Elizabeth Rohring, NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research, National Sea Grant College Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States
 
Translating science aboard R/V Sally Ride highlights the human connections of research projects at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (653832)
Melissa T Miller, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Bruce Appelgate Jr, Scripps Instn of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
 
WikiProject L&O: Promoting Wikipedia Contributions to Enhance Communication and Public Impact (648960)
Margaret Mars Brisbin, OIST Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Marine Biophysics Unit, Onna, Japan, Brice Grunert, City College of New York, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, New York, United States, Whitney S Beck, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Jessica E Brandt, University of Connecticut, New Haven, CT, United States, Kaitlin Farrell, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States, Kelly Hondula, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, Dustin W Kincaid, University of Vermont, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Burlington, United States, Erin I Larson, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, United States and Arial Shogren, Michigan State University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, East Lansing, United States
 
Carbon’s Fate in a Changing World: A Collaboratively Developed High School Curriculum Module on How Carbon Moves Through Air, Sea and Ice (642694)
Monica Orellana1, Barbara Steffens2, Michael Walker3 and Claudia Ludwig2, (1)University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory Polar Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Olympic High School, Bremerton, WA, United States
 
Making Waves in the Classroom – Engaging Students in STEM through Hands-on Coastal Oceanography and Engineering (637647)
Jack Anthony Puleo, University of Delaware, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Newark, United States
 
OUTREACH, ENGAGEMENT, IMPACT; TRANSLATING ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FOR SOCIETAL BENEFITS IN ABESAN ENVIRON LAGOS-NIGERIA (643206)
Daniel Owodunni, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Applied Geology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
 
Fostering schools to teaching children about climate change. (551200)
Lennin Florez, Universidad de Antioquia, Oceanografía, Medellin, Colombia
 
Stitching Hope for the Louisiana Coast: Science Storytelling with Quilts (639093)
Laura A Guertin, Penn State Brandywine, Earth Science, Media, PA, United States
 
Understanding the Membership of the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) and What Drives Participation From Stakeholders (647623)
Joanna Philippoff, Assistant Specialist, Curriculum & Research Development Group, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI, United States, Jenny East, Oregon Sea Grant, United States and Tara Hicks Johnson, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, CENTER FOR COASTAL AN, Durham, NH, United States