Onboard outreach officers; connecting shipboard scientists and educators to develop successful geoscience broader impact projects

Author(s): Kurtz, Nicole
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Volume Title: Geological Society of America, 2018 annual meeting & exposition
Source: Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 50(6); Geological Society of America, 2018 annual meeting & exposition, Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 4-7, 2018. Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States. ISSN: 0016-7592 CODEN: GAAPBC
Note: In English
Summary: The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international marine research collaboration that explores Earth's history and dynamics using ocean-going research platforms to recover data recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks and to monitor subseafloor environments. The JOIDES Resolution is the flagship vessel of IODP. The science party on a JOIDES Resolution expedition consists of 60 scientists and technicians and 65 crew members. The party is specific to each mission, with skills and science disciplines chosen especially to best achieve the mission's goals. In addition to the scientists on board, each expedition sails 1-2 Onboard Outreach Officers who translate the exciting science happening onboard through the creation of blogs, videos, social networking sites, live ship-to-shore events and the development of educational resources to shore-based audiences. The partnership between outreach specialists and scientists continue long after the expedition returns to port. This author will present many successful educational resources developed by through this program and will highlight a specific successful broader impact collaboration between 2 microbiologists and an educator.
Year of Publication: 2018
Research Program: IODP2 International Ocean Discovery Program
Key Words: 15 Miscellaneous and Mathematical Geology; Education; International Ocean Discovery Program; JOIDES Resolution; Public awareness
Record ID: 2019010774
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States

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