Understanding and Using Network Science for Better Collaboration
Date: 02/13/11 10:30 am - 02/13/11 2:30 pm
Location: ASLO conference, Puerto Rico

Ocean science has become a highly collaborative enterprise. Advances in the science of networks, both theoretical and applied, now allow a greater understanding and visualization of networks. Networks help support the collaboration that is required to achieve complex goals in ocean research and education ­ goals that are difficult to achieve by more conventional approaches. This workshop is intended to introduce network science and the its current and potential applications in empirical and scientific endeavors. Dr. Karen Stephenson, President of Netform International and a featured thought leader by Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, will present the story of network science and a few of its provocative applications to academic and business settings. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to discuss how this new knowledge may impact their proposals, research projects, or career trajectories. Lunch will be provided to all participants.

This workshop will be presented by COSEE OCEAN and the CCO during the 2011 ASLO conference in Puerto Rico.

Workshop Conveners
Robert Chen (
Adrienne Sponberg (
Liesl Hotaling (

Contact Name: Bob Chen
Contact Phone: (617) 287-7491
Contact Email:

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