Fall 2013
 In This Issue CNN Vol. 6 No. 5 | Fall 2013 
Focus On...The End of an Era Subscribe
National COSEE Office
COSEE Online
COSEE at Conferences
Working Group Updates
Center News
COSEE Network Calendar
COSEE Centers and Council Representatives

Editor's Note This will be my last issue of COSEE Network News as Editor. Over the last 5 years I have really enjoyed seeing CNN grow to a subscriber base of almost 1000 readers, as well as working with all of the COSEE National Network. I also want to thank Lisa Taylor, who is the website wizard who makes CNN look so great, and makes sure it gets online! Thanks Lisa!
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Thanks everyone - and Happy 2014!
Focus On ... The End of an Era

As COSEE enters a new chapter, we take a look back at what some of our Centers have accomplished, as well as their plans for the future:

COSEE-TEK – LSAMP Ocean Science & Technology Challenge Since 2012, COSEE-TEK has collaborated with one of its founding partners, the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) to provide minority undergraduate students majoring in STEM-related fields an opportunity to become immersed in ocean science and technology. For a full description of this project, read here.

COSEE Ocean Systems In 2013, COSEE-OS continued to build its online presence by hosting several successful webinar series, as well as facilitating online and in-person workshops to promote the broader impact efforts of scientists. For the full report, go here.

 National COSEE Office
There was a two-day Council meeting in early November, which focused on the next steps for the COSEE Network. Future plans will be announced at the upcoming ASLO meeting in February 2014. Plans are being developed for the May Network meeting. For more information contact Romy Pizziconi.
 COSEE Online
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 COSEE at Conferences
COSEE at ASLO Plans are well underway for an active presence by the COSEE Network at the Ocean Sciences meeting, being held in Honolulu in February 2014. Along with many COSEE sessions and integrated research and education sessions, COSEE will offer:
  • Sunday Workshop: GEARS: Broader Impacts workshop for early career scientists
  • Monday morning: Mentor Breakfast
  • Monday Lunchtime Workshop GEARS 1: Deconstruct your Research and Share your Pathway to Science! (Annette DeCharon)
  • Monday evening Town Hall: ALSO Home Videos
  • Tuesday Lunchtime Workshop GEARS 2: Telling Stories about your Science (Ari Daniel Shapiro)
  • Wednesday Lunchtime Workshop GEARS 3: What's the relationship between understanding the science of climate change and making conservation based decisions? (Catherine Halverson)
  • Wednesday Evening: NURD Night (off site)
  • Thursday Lunchtime Workshop GEARS 4: The Broader Impact Wizard (Janice McDonnell)
  • Thursday Evening Town Hall: COSEE and the Future of Ocean Science Education
  • Friday Lunchtime Workshop: Coaching Science (Bob Chen)
There will also be a COSEE booth on the exhibit floor.

For a description of GEARS, go here. For more information contact Bob Chen or Adrienne Sponberg.

For more general information on the Ocean Sciences Meeting, visit here.

COSEE at SACNAS October 3 – October 6, 2013. Over 4,000 people attended the 2013 SACNAS National Conference in San Antonio, Texas in October, and the COSEE Network played a very active role. For details, go here.
 Working Group Updates
Transition Working Group
From Judy Lemus and Billy Spitzer

At the May 2013 COSEE Council Meeting in Tampa, FL, the COSEE Council voted to form a new working group to help guide the successful transition of the existing NSF-funded COSEE Network into the “Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement”. The Council hopes to unveil the new Consortium at the 2014 Ocean Sciences meeting in Honolulu, HI. Made up of 13 members of the COSEE Council and NCO, the Transition Working Group (TWG) is charged with developing three important aspects of a new COSEE framework over the next several months:
  1. Options for the consortium's organizational and financial models, based on researching relevant models for other consortia and networks.
  2. Scenarios for how the Consortium could operate at low, medium, optimal levels of funding.
  3. Governance documents and operating policies.
Preliminary recommendations from the TWG will be made to the Council at the upcoming Council meeting November 5-6, 2013 in Rhode Island. Following Council guidance, the TWG will work to finalize the Consortium plan by February 2014.

The Transition Working Group is producing several documents in support of the upcoming transition period, including:

Human activity is causing unprecedented change to Earth, our Ocean Planet. Sea level rise, more intense storms, ocean warming and acidification, and altered marine and Great Lakes ecosystems are all part of our future. Yet tomorrow’s ocean holds great promise for sustainable resources, renewable energy, new medicines, and healthy recreation. Meeting these challenges and opportunities will require an ocean literate society and a highly trained workforce.

COSEE (Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement), a national network of ocean scientists and educators, has a proven formula for linking cutting-edge ocean science with the outreach and education needed to increase ocean literacy among diverse audiences. Funding from the National Science Federation over the past 10 years has allowed the COSEE National Network to build strategic partnerships, disseminate effective education and outreach practices, promote ocean literacy, and assist scientists to broaden the impacts of their research.

COSEE is now poised to make ocean science accessible, relevant, and imperative to a widening range of audiences. Direct involvement of ocean scientists with state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based solutions allows COSEE to integrate cutting edge research into high impact programs and resources that can transform the learning and doing of ocean science.

By building bridges between the ocean science and education communities, COSEE is:
  1. Redefining what it means to be an ocean scientist by integrating outreach, communication, and education skills into the development of the scientific workforce.
  2. Building coherence in K-16 ocean science education by providing a unified voice that represents both ocean scientists and educators.
  3. Ensuring that ocean research reaches students, citizens, and decision-makers through coordinated, effective outreach and education initiatives.
Over the next three years, COSEE will strengthen its consortium by building:
  1. A diverse portfolio of funded projects and programs.
  2. An expanded cadre of members, partners, and leaders.
  3. A strategic set of tested, high impact programs.
Screenshot of the COSEE-OS home page
Web Working Group The WWG is in the process of populating the website database with high-level COSEE accomplishments identified at the May Network meeting. These include: Diversity (SACNAS, Be Inclusive Workshops, IBP Webinars); Graduate Student Professional Development (Faculty/Graduate Workshops, "GEARS" Early Career Workshops, COSIA, Communicating Ocean Sciences Course); Professional Development for Scientists (Presentation Boot Camp, Scientist/Educator Communication Workshops); Science and Educator Collaboration (Scientist/Educator Collaborative Workshops, STEM Workshops, Ecosystem-Based Scientist/Educator Professional Development); Teacher Research Experiences (Research Experiences for Pre-Service Teachers, Promoting Research Investigations in the Marine Environment, Shipboard and Shoreline Science); Creating/Supporting Professional Networks (SEANET, SeaHarmony, NEOSEC); Broader Impacts (BI Professional Development Workshop Model, BI Workshops); Online Scientist Presentations (ROLE Model Webinars, COSEE West Webinar Series); and Scientist Talks and Podcasts (Ocean Gazing Podcasts, Sound Conversations). Please send your Center's accomplishments to Lisa Taylor for posting. For more information, contact Annette deCharon, WWG Chair.
 Center News
COSEE Florida The Ocean 180 Video Challenge, hosted by COSEE Florida, is now in Wave 1 of judging! We received video abstracts from a diverse group of scientists covering a wide-range of ocean science topics.

During Wave 1, a team of 30 science and communication experts will evaluate and review all submissions. Their feedback will be used to narrow the field to the top 10 finalists. In January 2014, over 30,000 middle school students from around the globe will vote for the top 3 winners. Winning video abstracts will receive cash prizes of $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. This has been an amazing opportunity for ocean scientists to practice their communication skills and broaden the impact of their research by creating a video that will reach thousands of US and international students.

Responses and comments from over 300 teachers who have signed-up their students to participate as judges have been extremely positive. While most teachers are hoping to bring examples of real science into the classroom, many are excited that their students will be part of a global team of peers. Several teachers see Ocean 180 as a great way to give their students a voice in the scientific arena and inspire them to view science as a possible career.

Teachers still have time to register their classes as judges; the deadline has been extended to December 20, 2013. The top 10 films will be available on the Ocean 180 website starting January 2, 2014. Winners will be determined at the end of Wave 2 of judging on February 1, and will be announced at the end of February. Student judges will have a chance to interact with the winning scientists during a nationwide assembly planned for March.

COSEE Great Lakes An article titled Scientists' and teachers' perspectives about collaboration, written by Bruce H. Munson, Marti Ann Martz, and Sarah Shimek, is published in the November 2013 issue of Journal of College Science Teaching. The work grew from the COSEE Summit in September 2010, and the first two authors were COSEE Great Lakes co-PIs.

COSEE Island Earth (IE) COSEE Island Earth recently facilitated the second community science café for Hawaiian Islands Science (HI Sci). HI Sci is a graduate student-led group that puts on open community forums for island residents, students, and native Hawaiians to encourage communication about indigenous and modern sciences.

The café held on October 26, Maoli Engineering and Science in Education included a student panel, a talk story session with two invited elders from the community, as well as interactive stations which included Native Hawaiian organizations that engage local students in STEM education programs. The science café took place at MA'O organic farms on the West side of O'ahu, and was paired with a community farm work day and lunch. The event was well attended with over 40 participants. For more information about HI Sci, visit their Facebook page.

Panel of students
The panel for the HI Sci café consisted of five Native Hawaiian students who shared their experiences and struggles integrating western and traditional science. All five students are at different points in their academic careers. (Photo: C.Wiener)

Additionally, COSEE-IE participated in the 12th biennial SOEST Open House on Friday October 25 and Saturday October 26. This is a two-day event put on by the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii, presented a diverse array of "hands-on" marine science activities, which highlight the research conducted by the faculty, students, and staff. COSEE-IE hosted an entire room devoted to exploration of coral ecosystems and developed a new lesson on coral disease and fluorescence. We also had corals under microscopes and an underwater listening activity available for students and families. School groups from across Oahu joined on the Friday, with over 5,300 students participating and 2,300 families joining in on Saturday. A total of 7,600 participants were estimated over the course of both days.

Poster presentation
COSEE IE graduate assistant Jamie Sziklay demonstrates the new coral disease and florescence activity designed for SOEST open house. (Photo: C.Wiener)

COSEE OCEAN Updates on recent activities include:
  • The Ocean Science Sequence (OSS) is now being used in 30 fifth grade classrooms in the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Sustainability is being addressed by plans to “train the trainer” in preparation for a teacher-led PD in summer 2014. The BPS will be folding the OSS into its regular PD opportunities; 50 kits are available for use.
  • On November 19, COSEE OCEAN sponsored its second Science Café through Graduates for Ocean Education (GrOE) in Falmouth, MA. Hosted at Captain Kidd, the event was focused on obtaining a versatile PhD. Four panelists - Claire Pontbriand (AIR Worldwide), Keith Cialino (NOAA), Marilyn Decker (Boston Schoolyard Initiative) and Seth Sheldon (EnergyPoints) - answered questions from an audience of fifty graduate students. After a brief panelist interview/question session, the event lent itself to an evening of drinks and hors d'oeuvres to allow for less formal conversation among students and panelists. The event was a huge success and built upon the Science Café held in Cambridge, MA earlier this year. The next event is to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii coinciding with the Ocean Sciences Meeting in February, 2014.
  • The Facebook GrOE page now has 3000 likes and continues to … grow!
  • The Inquiry Group report Opportunities for Creating Lifelong Ocean Science Literacy is slated to be published in January 2014.
COSEE-Pacific Partnerships In 2013, COSEE Pacific Partnerships continued our efforts to provide community college (2YC) faculty and students with opportunities to increase their understanding of ocean sciences through programs that connect them with scientists. For the full update, visit here.
ASLO K-12 Poster Session There will be a special poster session focused on K-12 student research projects at the upcoming Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu in February. The deadline is January 15. For more information visit here.

SeaPerch Survey MIT Sea Grant seeks assistance of those who are or have been involved with the SeaPerch ROIV education project in guiding its future direction. Please use the survey to provide feedback on the project and the kind of support that you would like to see in the future. Access the survey here.
NOAA View Data Imagery Portal The beta version of NOAA View is an online educational tool that provides interactive access to NOAA environmental data. The website lets users view, animate, and explore global datasets of the world's oceans, land, atmosphere, and cryosphere. NOAA View provides access to maps of data from a variety of satellite, model, and other analysis sources.
 COSEE Network Calendar
For the up-to-the-minute list of upcoming COSEE events, visit the Events page.
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 COSEE Centers and Council Representatives
COSEE Alaska (Robin Dublin, COSEE Alaska)
COSEE California (Craig Strang, UC Berkeley)
COSEE Florida (Edwin Massey, Indian River State College)
COSEE Island Earth (Judy Lemus, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology)
COSEE Networked Ocean World (Janice McDonnell, Rutgers University)
COSEE OCEAN (Bob Chen, University of Massachusetts)
COSEE-Ocean Learning Communities (Phil Bell, University of Washington)
COSEE-Ocean Systems (Annette deCharon, Darling Marine Center, University of Maine)
COSEE-Pacific Partnerships (Jan Hodder, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology)
COSEE SouthEast (Carrie Thomas, North Carolina State University)
COSEE-TEK (Ivar Babb, University of Connecticut)
COSEE-West (Linda Duguay, University of Southern California)