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2014 Ocean Literacy Summit

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Check back here frequently as we work to post links and presentations from this year’s summit.2014 discovery

If there is something that you need now or would like to see here, please email Aimee Bonanno

View the Summit Welcome Guide 

Photos to enjoy:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/127608312@N04

Thursday evening:





Deborah Cramer

clips referenced during talk: Jon Stewart and John Holdren and John Oliver on Global Warming

Session 1:

1A: Adding Salt to the Water Cycle

Dr. Ray Schmitt, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution;  Ryan Elizabeth Cope, Marine Education Associate, Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence – Ocean Systems (COSEE‐OS)

COSEE-OS Webinar Archives: —http://cosee.umaine.edu/programs/webinars/
Ocean Sciences & Engineering Practices (educational resources for teachers): http://aquarius.umaine.edu/cgi/ed_stem.htm
CLIMB Concept Mapping Software: —http://cosee.umaine.edu/climb


1B: The Nerve: Marine Organisms Provide Insights to the Human Nervous System

Dr. Jennifer Morgan, Associate Scientist, MBL;  Lara Lewis‐McGrath, PhD Candidate, Northeastern University Marine Science Center


1C: Healthy Oceans: You Are What You Eat

Dr. John Mandelman, Director of Research/Senior Scientist, New England Aquarium;  Seth Yarish, Joe Hage – Classroom teachers, Connecticut

Dr. Mandelman’s research

1D: Climate Change Is Local: Impacts on New England Waters

Dr. Andy Pershing, Chief Science Officer, Gulf of Maine Research Institute;  Lauren Rader, Chief Instructor, Project Oceanology


1E: Dealing with extreme events in the community

Ellen Mecray, NOAA Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region;  Greg Bermen, Woods Hole Sea Grant

 Mecray presentation

Session 2:

2A: Design Science Meets Ocean Science: Engaging Challenging Learners with Innovative Projects While Collaborating with an Ocean Scientist

Dr. Tim Moore, Research Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire;  Amy Holt Cline, Science Teacher, AIM Academy


2B: Aquaculture in the Field and the Classroom

Dr. Scott Lindell, Director, Scientific Aquaculture Program, Marine Biological Laboratory;  Seth Garfield, MESM, Northeast Maritime Inst., Aquaculture Program Coordinator;  Erin Hobbs, Biology Teacher, Newburyport High School, MA, President, Mass Marine Educators


2C: Welcome to the “Plastisphere”: A World of Microbes on Plastic Marine Debris

Dr. Linda Amaral‐Zettler, Associate Scientist/Associate Professor, Marine Biological Laboratory;  Dr. Erik Zettler, Associate Dean for Institutional Relations and Research, Professor of Oceanography, Sea Education Association

 COSEE Webinar: Life in the Plastisphere

2D: Ocean Acidification: What does it mean for the Northeast?

Dr. Joe Salisbury, Research Assistant Professor, Oceanography/Biogeochemistry, University of New Hampshire;  Cassie Stymiest, Program Manager, Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)

Ocean acidification presentation

2E: Coastal Resiliency: What does this mean and is it possible?

Dr. Juliana Barrett, Coastal Habitat Specialist, University of Connecticut, CT Sea Grant College Program;  Dr. Anamarija Frankic, Director‐ Green Harbors Project, Founder ‐ Biomimicry LivingLabs, Faculty ‐UMass Boston and University of Zadar Croatia

Session 3:

3A: Ocean Currents: Going With the Flow

Dr. Amy Bower, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution;  Kate Fraser, Science Teacher, Perkins School for the Blind


3B: Energy From the Ocean

Anthony Viselli, Research Engineer, University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center;  Dr. Andrew Goupee, Assistant Research Professor, University of Maine

Dr. Viselli’s presentation

Dr. Goupee’s presentation

3C: Watching Grass Grow: Remotely Monitoring Erosion and Sea Level Rise In Salt Marshes

Neil Ganju from the USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole;  Heather Deschenes, New England Aquarium and Sarah Bursky, Program Manager, NEOSEC

Link to Neil Ganju’s projects

Link to Summer on the Marsh

3D: The Science and Technology of Warming Oceans

Dr. Glen Gawarkiewicz, Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution;  Francois Choi, Northeastern University Marine Science Center

3E: Understanding Sea‐Level Rise and How It Is Changing Our Coasts

Dr. Rob Thieler, Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey (Woods Hole);  Janan Evans‐Wilent, NNOCCI Project Supervisor, New England Aquarium

 National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI)

Climate Interpreter

Closing Panel: Sustaining and Protecting Our Oceans: Our Collective Goal

Moderator: Ari Daniel, National Public Radio


Jonathan Bird, Oceanic Research Group, NPR Jonathan Bird’s Blue World

Anamarija Frankic, Director‐ Green Harbors Project, Founder ‐ Biomimicry LivingLabs, Faculty ‐UMass Boston and University of Zadar Croatia

Jen Kennedy, Executive Director, Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation

Jill Farrell, Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership:  www.PREPEstuaries.org,  Facebook: www.Facebook.com/PREPCommunity,  Twitter: @PREPCommunity


Programs that get kids interested in programming:

code.org, building underwater fact-based worlds in minecraft, Jane McGonigal: video games as tools to teach coding, makerspaces



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