Abstract's details

Science communication through art, design, and hands-on activities

Laura Bracken (University of Miami Rosenstiel School, France)

Event: 2017 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Outreach, Education and Altimetric Data Services

Presentation type: Type Oral

Contribution: PDF file


Communicating complex scientific concepts to students, the general public, or policy makers is challenging and requires some creativity. The Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) is a research group dedicated to studying ocean currents and oil spill transport through laboratory experiments, observational field campaigns, and modeling. Physical oceanographic processes and associated technology that CARTHE has developed to study those processes can sometimes be difficult for the target audience to understand so CARTHE has developed engaging outreach and educational programs. Through hands-on drifter design lessons and incorporating art into community-based citizen science, CARTHE has actively engaged new environmental stewards and the next generation of scientists and inventors. Join the discuss on developing creative ways to share complex ocean science.

Oral presentation show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Symphony II Tue, Oct 24 2017,14:45 Tue, Oct 24 2017,15:10
Laura Bracken
University of Miami Rosenstiel School