ED11A:
Adventures, Challenges, and Benefits of Conducting International Collaborative Research I

Session ID#: 93603

Session Description:
Aquatic sciences are increasingly global in nature, transcending political boundaries and requiring collaborations with foreign scientists along with working in other countries. Planning and executing collaborative research projects overseas, however, is not trivial. Challenges including identifying and communicating with scientists in a different country, obtaining funding for international work, overcoming technical obstacles such as shipping, permits, and dealing with language and cultural barriers, are just a few examples. In this session we invite participants at all stages of their career to share their experiences and lessons learned from both productive and not so successful adventures in conducting international collaborative research in aquatic sciences. We seek talks and posters on international collaboration related to funding, identifying collaborators, executing projects, overcoming obstacles, developing teams, leveraging mutual advantages and infrastructure, handling difficulties, and successful outcomes. We hope that this exchange will help others avoid pitfalls and take advantage of opportunities and increase the likelihood for effective and fun international collaborations in the aquatic sciences.
Index Terms:

0810 Post-secondary education [EDUCATION]
0845 Instructional tools [EDUCATION]
6630 Workforce [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
9820 Techniques applicable in three or more fields [GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS]
Primary Chair:  Adrienne Sponberg, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Kensington, MD, United States
Co-chairs:  Adina Paytan, University of California Santa Cruz, Institute of Marine Sciences, Santa Cruz, United States, Michael Pace, University of Virginia Main Campus, Charlottesville, VA, United States and Linda E. Duguay, University of Southern California, Sea Grant Program, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Adina Paytan, University of California Santa Cruz, Institute of Marine Sciences, Santa Cruz, United States
Moderators:  Michael Pace, University of Virginia Main Campus, Charlottesville, VA, United States and Linda E. Duguay, University of Southern California, Sea Grant Program, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Adina Paytan, University of California Santa Cruz, Institute of Marine Sciences, Santa Cruz, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Smelly Mud and Sight-Seeing: Science and Adventuring in Israel Through LOREX (649041)
Ashley Brooke Cohen, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States
Adventures in International Collaboration in Australia Through the LOREX Program (644737)
Tristan McKenzie, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Earth Sciences, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Honolulu, HI, United States
Building a Global Scientific Community through Meaningful Exchange and Communication (646266)
Hannah Glover1, Andrea S Ogston1, Charles Nittrouer1, Ian M Miller2 and Debra Stokes3, (1)University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Washington Sea Grant/Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA, United States, (3)Southern Cross Univerisity, Lismore, NSW, Australia
How to make garlic soup, and other suggestions for successful international collaboration (653262)
Wiley Wolfe, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
International Research Collaboration Beyond Email and Skype: The Benefits of an In-Person Experience through LOREX (653057)
Jeffrey Reeve Nielson, Washington State University Vancouver, School of the Environment, Vancouver, WA, United States
Living the LOREX through Dalhousie: Lessons Learned, Friendships Made, and Career Development Accomplished (640671)
Eilea Knotts, University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC
Planning an Experiment for International Collaboration: How I Learned to Be Flexible and Pace Myself (656611)
Hannah Beck, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Take a Hike: Utilizing Excursions to Create a Positive Work-Life Balance (648678)
Matthew Woodstock, Florida International University, Biological Sciences, North Miami, FL, United States
Marine Science Capacity Building in the Marshall Islands: Marshall Islands Nearshore Training (MINT) (654893)
Steven L Colbert1, Martin Romain2, Madeline Cochran2, Karla McDermid1, Diana Melville3 and Max Sudnovsky3,4, (1)University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Marine Science Department, Hilo, HI, United States, (2)Marshall Islands Conservation Society, Majuro, Marshall Islands, (3)College of the Marshall Islands, Majuro, Marshall Islands, (4)University of Hawaii, Sea Grant College Program, Majuro, Marshall Islands