Abstract Title

Session S-07A: Ocean Acidification - A Collaborative Response at the Seattle Aquarium

Proposed Abstract Title

Ocean Acidification Communication and Engagement

Presenter/Author Information

Heather Galindo, COMPASSFollow

Keywords

Ocean Acidification

Location

Room 615-616-617

Start Date

1-5-2014 3:30 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 5:00 PM

Description

The media play a critical role in providing information, context, and framing for the science of emerging environmental issues for policymakers and the public. This is especially true for ocean acidification which is a topic new to many people, is already impacting people’s livelihoods, and has both local and global causes and consequences. However, in order to effectively engage with both journalists and policymakers, scientists need opportunities to develop ways to talk clearly about their research and why it matters. Over the past few years, COMPASS has supported the ocean acidification science community by providing opportunities for engagement through conference symposia, press briefings, communication trainings, policy briefings, legislative field trips, and more. Collectively, these experiences provide insight into what works, what doesn’t, and communication challenges specific to ocean acidification. By taking a critical look at these insights, the community can more effectively move forward in connecting the impacts of their research to the wider world.

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May 1st, 3:30 PM May 1st, 5:00 PM

Ocean Acidification Communication and Engagement

Room 615-616-617

The media play a critical role in providing information, context, and framing for the science of emerging environmental issues for policymakers and the public. This is especially true for ocean acidification which is a topic new to many people, is already impacting people’s livelihoods, and has both local and global causes and consequences. However, in order to effectively engage with both journalists and policymakers, scientists need opportunities to develop ways to talk clearly about their research and why it matters. Over the past few years, COMPASS has supported the ocean acidification science community by providing opportunities for engagement through conference symposia, press briefings, communication trainings, policy briefings, legislative field trips, and more. Collectively, these experiences provide insight into what works, what doesn’t, and communication challenges specific to ocean acidification. By taking a critical look at these insights, the community can more effectively move forward in connecting the impacts of their research to the wider world.