Program and Agenda

Agenda Detail

Workshops and Town Halls, 2/23/2014 between 07:00 and 18:00

Bering Sea Project - Open Science Meeting

2/23/2014 | 07:00 - 18:00 | 301 AB

An Open Science Meeting to (1) communicate results of the 2007-2013 Bering Sea Project, and (2) engage the community working in related disciplines and regions. This BSP-OSM will welcome topics within the broad scope of the Bering Sea Project-- to "understand the impacts of climate change and dynamic sea ice cover on the eastern Bering Sea ecosystem"— as well as related work from disciplines not included in the program, other research programs, and other subarctic regions.

Ecology of Infectious Marine Disease RCN Workshop

2/23/2014 | 08:00 - 17:00 | 317 AB

The Ecology of Infectious Marine Disease RCN is a highly interdisciplinary project that seeks solutions to sustaining ocean health under the pressure of climate change and other anthropogenic threats. This RCN will also integrate social and economic dimensions of these issues by evaluating perceptions of human risk from marine disease and climate change and enumerating the economic impact on fisheries. We would like to hold our yearly workshop at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting.

Effective Communication and Team-Building Workshop

2/23/2014 | 08:00 - 17:00 | 319 AB

A committee of graduate students, postdocs, and staff is organizing a workshop for the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) members and alumni. Participants will work together to develop interpersonal skills, address impacts of bias on communication, and hone strategies for professional conflict mediation.

Science Education for Early Career Scientists

2/23/2014 | 08:00 - 17:00 | 318 AB

The GEARS Workshop: The Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) facilitates partnerships between scientists and education professionals to work toward the improvement of public ocean science literacy. Join us for hands-on demonstrations and discussions on the following skills, which we’ve organized into four, interconnected gears:#1: Deconstruct Your Science, #2: Understand How People Learn, #3: Build Effective Communication Techniques, #4: Broaden the Reach of Your Science.

2YC Oceanography Teaching Resources and Practices

2/23/2014 | 08:00 - 17:00 | 316 C

This workshop will explore successful models for teaching oceanography to non-majors and majors at community colleges. Organizers will focus on validated and effective practices, including but not limited to using on-line data, the role of visualizations and in-class demos, interactive activities, active learning, and engaging students in research. The workshop will also include a discussion of student learning outcomes. Participants will be given an opportunity to share resources.

TRACERS Data Workshop (Invitation Only)

2/23/2014 | 09:00 - 16:00 | 316 B

This is a closed meeting of scientists involved in the Ross Sea project entitled "TRACERS", conducted in early 2013 on the RVIB Nathanial B. Palmer.

Linking Social-Ecological Science in Ocean Policy

2/23/2014 | 13:00 - 16:00 | 313 B

This workshop will provide a forum to explore how social-ecological thinking can inform five critical policy areas: coral reef conservation, marine protected areas, community-based fisheries management, endangered species management, and monitoring/ocean observing. We aim to assess how better integration of social and natural sciences can inform science-based management, in a workshop format. It is expected that these discussions will advise the development of a paper submitted for publication.

Sloan Research Fellowships in Ocean Sciences

2/23/2014 | 14:00 - 15:30 | 313 A

In 2014, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will award $50,000 fellowships to eight early-career scientists in Ocean Sciences. These Fellows represent our next generation of top scholars in ocean science. SRF selection committee members Drs. Mitchell Sogin and Barbara Block will provide information about prior awardees and the nomination process. They will also inform the ocean sciences community about this important and prestigious new program and address questions about eligibility.

The Connection Storymaking Presentation

2/23/2014 | 14:00 - 16:00 | 313 C

Around 2008, fellow ocean scientist, Jon Sharp, declared “‘we as an environmental sciences community are doing a lousy job at communicating with the public”. So, he went to Hollywood for help. Randy Olson, a scientist turned filmmaker, has been working with our community since, and in the past few years has developed a storymaking team. Initially, they worked with those of you making short videos to explain your science to lay audiences. They recently expanded with their workshop called Connection Storymaking. We hosted the workshop at last year’s ASLO winter meeting. They have also conducted it for the Center of Disease Control, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife, and other organizations. We would now like to bring some of the same advice to a larger audience with the The Connection Storymaking presentation at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting. Randy Olson and Brian Palermo (Hollywood actor and acting instructor) will present narrative and improv in a series of short talks, exercises and games. So if you are in Honolulu on Sunday, come learn about the Connection Storymaking.

Agenda is subject to change. Please check back for updates.