ED23A:
Outreach, Engagement, Impact: Translating Science Applications for Societal and Professional Benefits I

Session ID#: 92740

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 Universit√©, 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:

Breaking Knowledge Barrier: Fusing Traditional knowledge with Scientific Concepts in Communicating Ecosystem Services in Lagos Lagoon Complex, Nigeria (639015)
Prince Emeka Ndimele, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria and Olubukola Adefolake Ayorinde, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Victoria Island, Nigeria., Extension, Lagos, Nigeria
Working with the Marine Renewable Energy Community to Support and Simplify Environmental Permitting (655206)
Andrea E Copping1, Mikaela C Freeman2 and Hayley Farr2, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coastal Division, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coastal Division, Seattle, WA, United States
Using Virtual Reality in Sea Level Rise Planning and Community Engagement in Santa Cruz, CA (647738)
Juliano Calil, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, International Environmental Policy and Center for the Blue Economy, Carmel, CA, United States and Tiffany Wise-West, City of Santa Cruz, Climate Action Program Sustainability + Climate Action Manager, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Discovery of Sound in the Sea: Effectively Using Webinars as a Tool for Informing Policy Makers and Other Stakeholders about Current Underwater Acoustics Research (651427)
Holly Morin1, Gail Scowcroft2, Kathleen J. Vigness-Raposa3, Christopher W Knowlton1, Darlene Ketten4, Arthur N. Popper5 and James Henry Miller6, (1)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, (3)Marine Acoustics, Inc., 2 Corporate Place, Suite 105, Middletown, RI, United States, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (5)University of Maryland, Dept. of Biology, 2225 BPS, College Park, MD, United States, (6)University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay, Department of Ocean Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States
Building an Analytical Framework to Measure Offshore Infrastructure Integrity, Identify Risk, and Strategize Future Use for Oil and Gas (647831)
Alec Dyer1,2, Lucy Romeo1,3, Madison Wenzlick1,2, Jennifer Bauer1, Jake Nelson1,2, Michael Sabbatino1,3, Patrick Wingo1,3 and Rodrigo Duran1,4, (1)National Energy Technology Laboratory, Albany, OR, United States, (2)Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (3)Leidos Research Support Team, Albany, OR, United States, (4)Theiss Research, Davis, OR, United States
The Coastal Coupling Community of Practice: An Interagency Collaboration Working Toward Continental-scale Modeling in the Coastal Transition Zone (646025)
Cayla Dean, Lynker Technologies, Inc. Under contract to NOAA National Ocean Service, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, Patrick Burke, NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Audra Luscher-Aissaoui, NOAA National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Trey Flowers, NOAA Office of Water Prediction, National Water Center, Tuscaloosa, United States