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Questions? We’ve got answers!

Wondering if you’re eligible to submit an entry to Ocean 180? Thinking about starting your video abstract, but not sure what to include? Curious about how we select the finalists? Maybe you just want to learn more about the Challenge and what we’re up to. While most information for scientists and teachers is posted on…

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Submission Portal Now Open!

October is slowly making it’s mark as one of our favorite months. It ushers in all those fall season favorites, like beautiful foliage, excuses to eat way too much candy corn, cooler weather, pumpkin flavored everything…and the Ocean 180 Video Challenge. On October 1, the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge officially opened its submission portal. Ocean scientists…

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Comments from the Classroom

Ten weeks ago, Ocean 180 opened classroom registration for teachers around the world and the response has been nothing short of incredible. Since July, 227 teachers have added nearly 1,000 classrooms and more than 22,000 middle school students to our judging team. These students will be responsible for viewing and evaluating the top 10 video abstracts, searching…

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Updated Judging Rubrics

We’re just one month away from opening submissions for the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge! As the submission period for scientists inches closer and closer, we hope you’re already hard at work scheming up your entry for this year. For those who might be starting an Ocean 180 submission (or even just considering it), it’s helpful…

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What can SciComm do for you?

Wrapping up my first year of graduate school, I was finally getting to the part of my research I was most looking forward to. At last, I was going to get to step away from the computer and get out into the field. I was researching marine debris in south Florida, and we were seeing…

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The NMEA Three

What’s it like to spend a week surrounded by a few hundred marine science educators from around the world? Amazing. Last week, the Ocean 180 team was at the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Meeting in Annapolis, MD. Since wrapping up the conference, I’ve been struggling to find a way to sum up the experience. Feeling a bit…

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Ocean 180 heads to NMEA!

Members of the Ocean 180 steering committee are making their way to Annapolis today. While the allure of crab cakes and sailing is strong, we’re here for another one of the area’s best summer features: The 2014 Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Meeting! With hundreds of formal and informal educators, scientists, and professors from around the world…

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New to video? No problem.

Creating an Ocean 180 video abstract might sound like a great idea, but filming and editing may not be skills you have had the chance to develop in your career. Looking at the finalists from last year might leave you feeling equal parts impressed, inspired, and intimidated. But it may be easier than you think, even for the novice…

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What Makes a Winning Video Abstract?

Fitting your research into 3 minutes is not an easy job. In fact, most scientists who created video abstracts last year remarked it was the most difficult part of the challenge. There are a multitude of stories from your research, great moments and experiences that led to your results. Unfortunately, 180 seconds isn’t always enough…