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Cetinic/Ivona, I. ., University of Maine, Walpole, USA, ivona.cetinic@maine.edu
Companion, C. ., University of Maine, Walpole, USA, carla.companion@maine.edu
deCharon , A. ., University of Maine, Walpole, USA, annette.decharon@maine.edu
Herren, C. ., University of Maine, Walpole, USA, christy.herren@gmail.com
D'Asaro, E. ., University of Washington, Seattle, USA, dasaro@apl.washington.edu
Lee, C. ., University of Washington, Seattle, USA, craig@apl.washington.edu
Mahadevan, A. ., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, USA, amala@whoi.edu
Omand, M. ., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, USA, momand@whoi.edu
Perry, M. J., Univeristy of Maine, Walpole, USA, perrymj@maine.edu
Poulton, N. ., Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, West Boothbay Harbor, USA, npoulton@bigelow.org


The 2008 North Atlantic Bloom Experiment (NAB08) was a collaborative effort to observe an entire phytoplankton spring bloom and included the use of heavily-instrumented autonomous platforms that sampled biogeochemical parameters relevant to aspects of the bloom. To broadly disseminate results and contribute to the public’s understanding of ocean science, NAB08 participants collaborated with the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) - Ocean Systems to present a series of five webinars describing the motivations and findings of this multidisciplinary experiment. Weekly webinars targeted a wide community of educators, scientists, and students and used interactive concept maps enriched with educational assets to deconstruct and present complex ocean science content. The series allowed geographically separated NAB08 scientists to reach participants from 21 different U.S. states and several countries. Guided-inquiry datasets, utilizing NAB08 data, were developed, presented and made available to download at each webinar. Post-webinar evaluation showed that 31% of the audience was comprised of researchers and 51% of educators. A high audience retention rate demonstrated the effectiveness of a coordinated series of webinars on a complex scientific endeavor.

Session #:035
Date: 2/21/2012
Time: 09:30
Location: Ballroom F

Presentation is given by student: No