ED12A:
Imagining Ocean Science: Education and Outreach Using Visualization, Storytelling, and the Arts II eLightning

Session ID#: 93306

Session Description:
Ocean scientists are expanding education and outreach through innovative narratives and multi-media experiences. From movies to TED talks to best-selling books narratives hold the attention of an audience and increase retention of information more than fact-based presentations. In an era where expert opinions are derided and facts are questioned, alternative connections to the public are needed to communicate science in a way that presents topics of ocean health in an understandable manner. Immersive methods, such as using data visualization, technology, and the arts enable broader understanding of the ocean and offer students and learners new opportunities to engage and train in ocean sciences. While entertaining, immersive experiences offer an opportunity to provide rigorous scientific data in a clear, easy to understand format. The goal of these efforts is to engage a wider audience in scientific discovery, increase understanding in the nature of ocean research, and encourage training in marine sciences. This session welcomes creators of ocean science stories for education (fiction, video, theater, podcasts, etc.), innovative research projects (multi-media, data-visualization, etc.), and interactive storytelling. Evaluation of these projects will be discussed, as well as how they can be expanded and replicated across different research and locations.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • SI - Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
Index Terms:
Primary Chair:  Laura A Guertin, Penn State Brandywine, Earth Science, Media, PA, United States
Co-chairs:  Dan Novy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab, Cambridge, United States, Kathie Kelly, University of Washington, Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States and Carlie Wiener, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Palo alto, CA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Laura A Guertin, Penn State Brandywine, Earth Science, Media, PA, United States
Moderators:  Laura A Guertin, Penn State Brandywine, Earth Science, Media, PA, United States and Kathie Kelly, University of Washington, Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Laura A Guertin, Penn State Brandywine, Earth Science, Media, PA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Kye and the Cephalopod© (653581)
Nadia Meyers, Healing H2Os, LLC, Savannah, GA, United States
 
Aligning Innovative Science Communication with the NGSS (646842)
Jennifer Magnusson, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Victoria, BC, Canada
 
Using grand scale media to drive conservation: Protecting the Last Ocean (655412)
John Weller, United States and Cassandra M. Brooks, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, United States
 
Innovations in Coastal Management Technology communicated through Water Pistols and Poetry (639240)
Jill Burgess1, Marta Payo Payo1, Lisa Eastwood1, David Jones1, Margaret J Yelland2, Richard Pinnell1, Robin W Pascal2, Chris Cardwell3, Andrew Broderick1 and Jennifer M. Brown4, (1)National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (2)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, (3)National Oceanography Centre, Ocean Technology and Engineering Group, Southampton, United Kingdom, (4)National Oceanography Center, Liverpool, United Kingdom
 
A Sea of Glass: A Quest for Ocean Biodiversity (648633)
Drew Harvell, Cornell University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ithaca, NY, United States, David Owen Brown, Cornell UNiversity, Howard Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY, United States, Genevieve Tremblay, Co-Founder and US Executive Director, ASKXXI, Bellevue,, WA, United States and Peter Fried, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Dept Applied Physics and NYU Future Lab, Brooklyn, United States
 
ASKXXI Research Network: Reimagining Ecology and Art for the XXI Century (657788)
Fernanda Oyarzun, Universidad Catolica de la Santisima Concepcion, Facultad de Ciencias, Concepcion, Chile, Genevieve Tremblay, Co-Founder and US Executive Director, ASKXXI, Bellevue,, WA, United States, Belen Gallardo, ASKXXI: Arts and Science Knowledge Building in the XXI Century, Santiago, Chile and Nelida Pohl, Director of Communications at Instituto de Ecologia y Biodiversidad, Santiago, Chile
 
Painting the Deep: expanding the reach of ocean sciences through art (644168)
Lily Simonson, Artist, Oakland, CA, United States
 
“The Blob” in 3D: portable immersive 3D visualization of the warm anomaly (655846)
Albert J Hermann, University of Washington, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA, United States
 
Plankton like you've never seen it: using Augmented Reality to show what can't be seen (492148)
Marie-Aimee Galeron, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Marseille Cedex 09, France
 
The Effectiveness of Visual Storytelling in Science Communication (637712)
Abrian Curington, Blue Cat Company, Seattle, United States
 
Lessons from the Victorian Rehabilitation of Disgusting Microorganisms (635220)
John R Dolan, CNRS, Laboratoire d'Océanography de Villefranche-sur-Mer, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France