What you can’t explain in 3 minutes

Over the past two years, scientists have proved that you can do a lot in 3 minutes. Dozens of ocean scientists submitting to Ocean 180 have successfully explained the results, meaning, and significance of a recent publication in their entries, fitting it all into a beautiful and concise 180-second long video abstract. The time limit is, without a doubt, a…

Dolphins, Drones, and Giant Clams…Oh My!

After nearly 2 months of careful deliberation, thoughtful evaluation, and thorough score-keeping, the top 4 entries in the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge have been announced! Throughout January and February, over 37,000 middle school students in 336 schools and across 21 countries were asked to view and critique each of the top 10 entries to this year’s Challenge. After reviewing all…

352 Pins…and Counting

Is your pin on the map yet? There are currently 352 small pins dotting our map of the world. Each marks one school which is now part of the 2015 Ocean 180 Student Judging Team and while it looks crowded, there’s still room for more! With pins located in all 50 US states, DC, the US Virgin…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…