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North Atlantic Bloom 2008 Webinar Series

 An overview of the NAB webinar series
An overview of the NAB webinar series. Click for
an interactive version of this map!
The 2008 North Atlantic Bloom Experiment (NAB08) was a collaborative effort to observe an entire phytoplankton spring bloom and included the use of heavily-instrumented autonomous platforms that sampled biogeochemical parameters relevant to aspects of the bloom. To broadly disseminate results and contribute to the public’s understanding of ocean science, NAB08 participants collaborated with COSEE-OS to present a series of five webinars describing the motivations and findings of this multidisciplinary experiment.

Weekly webinars targeted a wide community of educators, scientists, and students and used interactive concept maps enriched with educational assets to deconstruct and present complex ocean science content. The series allowed geographically separated NAB08 scientists to reach participants from 21 different U.S. states and several countries. Guided-inquiry datasets, utilizing NAB08 data, were developed, presented and made available to download at each webinar. Post-webinar evaluation showed that 31% of the audience was comprised of researchers and 51% of educators. A high audience retention rate demonstrated the effectiveness of a coordinated series of webinars on a complex scientific endeavor.


Webinar Presentation (p. 8 in the in the attached PowerPoint presentation)
Outcomes - Scientists' Perspectives (p. 14)

Presented by: Ivona Cetinic, Carla Companion, Annette deCharon, Christy Herren, Eric D'Asaro, Craig Lee, Amala Mahadevan, Melissa Omand, Mary Jane Perry, and Nicole Poulton
2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT

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