OS4.8/EOS09Ocean Science Outreach and Education (co-organized)
|Convener: Vinca Rosmorduc | Co-Conveners: Danielle De Staerke , Margaret Srinivasan|
The ocean is one of the natural environments that have most fascinated humans since the beginning of time. Although we now have quite a lot of information about the science of the ocean, however, very few persons have any idea about how the ocean “works”, what is its impact on Earth, etc.
Outreach and education are thus of foremost importance, in a field that has been completely revolutionized in the last fifty years or so.
This session addresses how we communicate and educate the public, pupils, students and even the guy in the desk next door about ocean. Although we welcome and encourage all contributions presenting in this topic, we are particularly interested in:
1- The use of online datasets in education & outreach, and the use of visualisation tools in education & outreach, and of any innovative tools that enables students to manipulate “real” data
2- Feedbacks and assessments on past and current ocean education & outreach projects (or education & outreach parts of ocean projects)
3- Feedbacks and assessments from “end users” of outreach (e.g. media persons, teachers, etc.)
4- Contributions by science and education projects that try to reach across frontiers by involving research and schools in different countries.
5- Innovative approaches that try to attract the public and pupils to the fascination of ocean sciences.