Marine Communications/Information Service

PI: Chrys Chryssostomidis, MIT Sea Grant

Project Number:2010-C/A-4

Start Date:2010-02-01End Date:2014-01-31

Proposal Summary

Objectives: Our objectives are 1) to disseminate the groundbreaking findings of MITSG-funded researchers to the general public, educators, and fellow scientists in order to increase stewardship of our marine and coastal resources; 2) to foster a community of citizen-scientists who can address critical marine and coastal issues through interactive web resources; 3) to collaborate with MITSG staff to develop events, workshops, conferences, symposia, and special programs that heighten awareness of, and engagement with marine and coastal issues, particularly those issues that highlight the work of MITSG researchers and advisory staff; and 4) to reach new audiences through strategic partnerships with cultural organizations and artist residencies.

Methodology: Communications provides products and services to stakeholders and users of our coastal and marine ecosystems via these means: 1) web-based services; 2) publications; and 3) dedicated efforts to reach selected audiences, including community outreach, special events and collaborations.

Rationale: Communications is a critical component of all Sea Grant efforts. The ability to comprehensively and effectively translate science, engineering, social sciences, and other areas addressed by the research and advisory staff is essential. Through effective communication, education, and outreach efforts geared toward target audiences, we can best insure that the public and others have the tools, i.e., the information, necessary to make wise decisions leading toward a sustainable marine environment and economy.



9 / 27 / 2013 Rapid Assessment Surveys keep score on marine species. Brown Bag Seminar with Judith Pederson, MIT Sea Grant Advisory Leader
9 / 18 / 2013 Documenting Storm Damage & DIY Interactive Web Mapping. Guest speaker: Gregory A. Berman, Woods Hole Sea Grant
8 / 9 / 2013 Water, Water Everywhere: How clean is it?
A Stakeholder Science Seminar
4 / 30 / 2013 Oceans Signal Climate Change - A Stakeholder Science Forum
3 / 25 / 2013 Adapting to Change in Marine Ecosystems - A Stakeholder Science Forum
8 / 9 / 2012 Teaching the next generation of ocean engineers. Brown Bag Lunch with Kathryn Shroyer, Engineering Educator, MIT Sea Grant
11 / 3 / 2011 2-4:00 PM: Toxins and Contaminants Research Seminar: A Stakeholder Forum E38-300
4 / 15 / 2011 12th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup Sat April 16, 9-noon! Join us at the MIT Sailing Pavilion!

Completion Report