Relive CommOCEAN 2016: up-to-date on marine science communication
Added on 2017-02-06
At the CommOCEAN 2016 conference (6-7 December - Bruges, Belgium) we welcomed 200 delegates of 29 countries worldwide: marine scientist that liked to be speed-trained by experts in the skills of modern ocean science communication and communicators at marine institutes, governmental bodies and NGOs curious to learn about the best of blue science. The conference hosted two days of oral and poster presentations, hands-on exercises, plenty of expertise-sharing, social interaction and fascinating marine science along the way. All materials of the conference and training course are now made available through the conference website.
Life scribing demonstrated at the CommOCEAN 2016 conference. Photo: VLIZ (Verhaeghe)
CommOCEAN conference – 6 and 7 December 2016
The conference tackled specific questions: What makes marine science communication so special? How to target your public and maximize the impact of your science communication? How to share your results on social media and visualize them in the most effective way? How you can learn creative thinking and use new formats dealing with art, citizen science and the media?
All materials of the conference and training course are now made available through the conference website.
Video recordings of all plenary talks in the conference main room can be found on the You Tube Channel CommOCEAN2017. You can also go to the Programme page on the conference website and click on the YouTube logo’s to watch the presentations again.
All available information on the poster presentations (abstracts, pdf poster, Facebook Live and extra information) and outcome of the poster competition can be found on the page Poster Session on the conference website.
Photogallery of the conference and training course.
The abstracts of all participants can be found in the Book of Abstracts of the conference (published as VLIZ Special Publication 78).
Social media: Follow the activity on the CommOCEAN Twitter and the hashtag #CommOCEAN
Follow the activity on the CommOCEAN Facebook: @CommOCEAN
CommOCEAN training course – 8 December 2016
The high-level training course dealt with several aspects of the use of techniques and technologies for ocean science communication, with a specific focus on digital storytelling and the use of social media to develop and implement communication and outreach programs.
The syllabus of the training course “Ocean Science Communication Tools” by Lisa Tossey, including all course materials and videos are freely available on the OceanTeacher e-Learning Platform (registration needed, free). The videos of the workshop sessions are also available on the OceanTeacher YouTube Channel.