2016 Ocean Literacy Summit

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The 2016 Ocean Literacy Summit took place in Portland, Maine and explored Ocean Literacy principle #3.

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The 2016 Summit took place along the working waterfront of Portland, Maine, on November 3 and 4, 2016, and focused on the latest research and education activities surrounding Ocean Literacy principle #3: “The ocean is a major influence on weather in climate.”

Events included:

  • a climate change workshop led by the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI);
  • a Broader Impacts workshop: Broadening the Reach of Your Science hosted by Bob Chen
  • a keynote address by Dr. Andy Pershing, Chief Scientific Officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI);
  • OLSummit2016_Infographic_finaltalks by scientists and educators, in a redesigned format that will enable participants to hear all presentations;
  • an interactive Science an Education Fair to highlight hands-on activities and interpretive ideas on teaching ocean literacy;
  • a panel on effective messaging, creative tools, tips and marketing;
  • and numerous networking opportunities.