Many COSEE Centers have developed and produced scientist-led presentations in a variety of formats for use by science educators in the oceanographic community. These include COSEE Island Earth's monthly radio segment on marine science and conservation and the speaker series and outreach programs offered by COSEE Ocean Learning Communities, both of which encourage event attendees to interact with eminent scientists on subjects ranging from current scientific research to marine policy practices. A third innovative forum - COSEE NOW's Ocean Gazing Podcasts - takes a different tack: bringing scientific research to life by capturing the personal stories of scientists at work and presenting them in a compelling format.
All Things Marine is a monthly segment on marine science and conservation aired on talk radio show Hawaii's Tomorrow 760 AM. Interviews with students and faculty from the University of Hawaii and Federal partners in marine sciences and management give local listeners a view into the issues and research currently being conducted at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and elsewhere in the Hawaiian Islands.
The Ocean Gazing Podcasts bring science and scientists to the public by capturing the personal stories of scientists and their work, while assisting in teaching the nature and process of science. In each episode, Ocean Gazing integrates interviews, ambient sounds gathered in the field and the lab, music, and audio recordings from listeners (from children to adults).
COSEE Ocean Learning Communities has developed several innovative forums that allow ocean and marine scientists the opportunity to present their research to public audiences: Sound Conversations (a speaker series lead by Seattle Aquarium), Lightning Talks (five minute talks delivered in a single period by different speakers), and the workshops, science events, presentations, and other outreach programs presented in concert with the Marine Volunteer Community.