Innovative Sessions

Submissions to Innovative Sessions do not count against the one abstract per submitter rule. However, not all Innovative Sessions will be open to contributed abstracts.

IN01 Plastic litter pathways between land, freshwater and oceans

Call for abstracts: Invited and contributed abstracts

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event, Meeting within a meeting (half or full day), Mix of programming (panels, posters, elightning, etc.), Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Daniel González-Fernández, daniel.gonzalez@uca.es
Kara Lavender Law, klavender@sea.edu
Tim van Emmerik, tim.vanemmerik@wur.nl
Georg Hanke, georg.hanke@ec.europa.eu

Global estimates of plastic fluxes to the ocean rely upon modelling approaches, which predict large and increasing plastic inputs. Recent research suggests that these fluxes may be dominated by relatively small rivers, in contrast to results from prior studies. These discrepancies demonstrate the large uncertainties resulting from data gaps such as field quantification of floating and non-floating loading of different plastic size fractions, and knowledge gaps including an understanding of the complex transport processes in freshwater bodies as well as the fate of plastics in both freshwater and marine environments. This session will address research approaches ranging from modelling to field observations, resolving mass budgets, transport pathways and abundances of anthropogenic litter reaching marine environmental compartments. The content of this session will have a particular focus on plastic pollution across the whole size spectrum: from micro to macro litter.

Marine litter/debris and plastic pollution research is moving fast, which makes it challenging to track new developments and identify the scientific results that may best inform the implementation of regulatory frameworks to reduce litter loadings. The final goal of this session is to provide an up-to-date overview on the topic, which could be integrated into a science-policy report (standalone or as part of on-going activities, e.g. European Commission UNEP, G7, G20, etc.). We will organize a hybrid workshop as central activity enabling large scale participation to explore the state-of-the-art knowledge, open questions and potential next steps to fill the gaps in relation to four main discussion points:

  1. Sources and pathways of plastics from land into freshwater bodies
  2. Plastic loading estimates from rivers to the ocean
  3. Fate, sinks and hotspots distribution of litter in the ocean
  4. Measures to reduce plastic input to the oceant.

Cross listed Tracks: Ocean Modeling; Ocean Policy and the Blue Economy; Ocean Sustainability and the UN Decade

Keywords: Marine pollution; Science policy; Legislation and regulations

IN02 Small Islands, Big Ocean – ecological, physical and human connections in the Pacific

Call for abstracts: Invited and contributed abstracts

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event, Co-located or remote locations (not just a remote speaker), Mix of programming (panels, posters, elightning, etc.), Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Louw Claassens, kyss.louw@gmail.com
Valerie Brown, valerie.brown@noaa.gov
Fiorenza Micheli, micheli@stanford.edu
Rob Dunbar, dunbar@stanford.edu
Bob Richmond, richmond@hawaii.edu
Yimnang Golbuu, ygolbuu@picrc.org
Atuatasi-lelei Peau, atuatasi-lelei.peau@noaa.gov

This session aims to examine connections among Pacific Islands and islanders mediated and fostered by the ocean. The session will highlight the interconnectedness of ecology and society underpinned by conservation, human wellbeing, livelihoods, culture, and governance. Pacific Island connections will be contextualized locally, regionally, and globally and include biological connectivity through currents and animal migration, cultural and scientific connections through voyages and exploration, and the integration of traditional ecological knowledge, scientific and technological innovation, policy, education, and conservation. Each themed session will include speakers from diverse backgrounds, whose research and practices connect across different disciplines, system dimensions and/or biogeographic and sociocultural jurisdictions. The opening session will include a keynote talk identifying Pacific Island connections across natural and human systems. This session will also include a panel discussion by policy makers, managers and community leaders providing their perspectives and identifying knowledge gaps, critical to effective policy development. This will be followed by three 1-hour themed sessions using a 6-5-30 format. Each themed session will address different scales of connectivity: Local, Regional and Global connections. Session speakers will be asked to highlight a connection linking their research with another relevant discipline or system dimension. There will also be a 1-hour video and poster session for Pacific Island youth, community stakeholders and conservation champions which will include both in-person and virtual presentations providing an opportunity for conference participants to learn about Pacific Island Connections from Pacific Islanders. The final 1-hour session will develop a blueprint for future actions supporting Pacific Island connections by building on past and current successes and identifying future opportunities and partnerships.

Cross listed Tracks: Climate and Ocean Change; Coastal and Estuarine Hydrodynamics and Sediment Processes; Coastal and Estuarine Biology and Biogeochemistry; Deep Sea Processes and Exploration; Education & Outreach; Fish and Fisheries; Islands and Reefs; Marine Ecology and Biodiversity; Ocean Policy and the Blue Economy; Ocean Sustainability and the UN Decade; Ocean Technologies and Observatories; Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger; Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller; Physical-Biological Interactions

Keywords: Oceans; Coral reef systems; Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling; Pacific Ocean

For More Information: https://picrc.org/picrcpage/

IN03 Indigenous Partnerships for a Sustainable Ocean

Call for abstracts: Invited and contributed abstracts

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event, Meeting within a meeting (half or full day), Co-located or remote locations (not just a remote speaker), Mix of programming (panels, posters, elightning, etc.), Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Maia Hoeberechts, maiah@uvic.ca
Ken Paul, kpaul66@gmail.com
S. Kim Juniper, kjuniper@uvic.ca
Pieter Romer, promer@uvic.ca

As we begin the United Nations (UN) Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, we have a collective, worldwide responsibility to transform our relationship to the marine environment, from one that emphasizes exploitation to one that embraces respect, responsibility, and sustainability; and to develop marine policy and management actions informed by the best research available. Coastal Indigenous peoples have stewarded the ocean for millennia, through complex, place-based cultures and governance systems that embrace ancestral, cultural, and spiritual connections. These governance systems, along with detailed, place-based Indigenous ocean knowledge systems, have supported sustainable coastal life for Indigenous peoples for time immemorial. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) recognizes that Indigenous knowledge, cultures and traditional practices contribute to sustainable and equitable development of the environment, and yet this wisdom is underrepresented in mainstream research, decisions, policies, and actions for ocean sustainability.

In this full-day meeting, we will embark on an in-depth exploration of Indigenous Partnerships for a Sustainable Ocean. Through a diverse mix of in-person and virtual programming, we will examine Indigenous priorities for the UN Ocean Decade, successful Indigenous-academic partnerships, Indigenous approaches to data governance, and we will each advance our own partnership practice through breakouts and sharing opportunities. The meeting will build on the work started with the 53-member international Indigenous delegation to OceanObs’19 and continued in subsequent engagements, in which Indigenous delegates called on the global community to advance meaningful partnerships for ocean science in the Aha Honua Coastal Indigenous Peoples’ Declaration. Indigenous and non-Indigenous attendees will come together in the spirit of building strong pilina for a healthy, resilient, sustainable ocean future.

Cross listed Tracks: Climate and Ocean Change; Marine Ecology and Biodiversity; Ocean Data Science, Analytics, and Management; Ocean Policy and the Blue Economy; Ocean Sustainability and the UN Decade; Ocean Technologies and Observatories

Keywords: Diversity; Oceans; Ocean observing systems; Regional planning

For More Information: https://www.oceannetworks.ca/

IN04 Winds of Change: Integrating Social, Biological, and Physical Sciences in Off-Shore Energy Development

Call for abstracts: Invitation-only

Proposed Session Format: Meeting within a meeting (half or full day), Mix of programming (panels, posters, elightning, etc.), Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Theresa Burnham, theresa.burnham@maine.edu
Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir, aasgeirs@bates.edu
Caitlin Cleaver, ccleaver@bates.edu
Joshua Stoll, joshua.stoll@maine.edu

Offshore wind energy development is a priority of ocean policy in many parts of the world, including Europe and the United States, as one alternative to our reliance on fossil fuels. Thus far, the vast majority of research on off-shore wind farms has centered on the environmental impacts of development, rather than the political, economic, social, and cultural changes that will be experienced by coastal communities.

The goal of our Innovative Session is to bring together an transdisciplinary group of marine scientists with expertise in ecology, biology, physical processes, and sociology to (1) introduce participants to the current state of social science research related to offshore wind energy development, (2) discuss the successes and challenges of several specific development projects and (3) generate new ideas about the unique socioeconomic impacts development may have on coastal communities in different parts of the world.

We will achieve these goals using several engaging presentation formats. Using our team’s Social Science Research Agenda as a baseline for conversation, we will use 7-minute lighting talks to set the context for the session, followed by a moderated discussion around stakeholder engagement in the development of off-shore wind farms, that will highlight different engagement strategies that were successful or not. Finally, participants will join breakout sessions to share their experience with or ideas about quantifying socioeconomic impacts of development on coastal communities, including tourism, fisheries, aquaculture, and economic development.

Our session will embody OSM’s theme of “Come Together and Connect” by bringing together biophysical scientists and social scientists to enhance understanding of the social sciences, foster community, and seed future collaborations between in-person and virtual participants, inviting them to contribute to the development of a collective future research agenda.

Cross listed Tracks: Ocean Policy and the Blue Economy

Keywords: Benefit-cost analysis

IN05 Exploring the Science-Technology-Innovation Interface for the Ocean Decade

Call for abstracts: Invited and contributed abstracts

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event, Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Jyotika Virmani, jyotika@schmidtocean.org
Marie-Elaine Boivin, me.boivin@unesco.org
Alison Clausen, a.clausen@unesco.org

To achieve its vision of ‘the science we need for the ocean we want’, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (‘Ocean Decade’) seeks to create a paradigm shift in ocean knowledge and to provide a framework to catalyze transformative ocean science solutions, thereby connecting people and the ocean. One of the central tenets of the Ocean Decade is to move beyond ‘business as usual’ in ocean science. Technology and innovation have a crucial role to play in both informing research directions and in moving from science to solutions. Technological innovation that is accessible, relevant and scalable is necessary for achieving the vision of the Ocean Decade and, if leveraged in a timely manner, will lead to greater impacts at scale.

This 2-hour Innovative Session will introduce the work of the new UN Decade of Ocean Science Technology & Innovation Advisory Working Group and host multiple parallel breakout workshops to discuss and identify barriers and opportunities on: (1) commercially available marine technologies that have yet to be implemented broadly for scientific research and observation; (2) novel marine technologies and innovative approaches to research that are under development and the mechanisms through which those could move to widespread use; (3) a future-looking imagining of scientific research areas over the next 10 years identified by participants for which technology does not yet exist; and, (4) enabling conditions for technological innovation and transfer in support of equitable access, sustainable solutions and capacity building and exchange in particular as it relates to the Global South, SIDS and LDCs. This hybrid session will allow for inclusive and diverse participation, in alignment with the goals of the Ocean Decade. These conversations will inform the report of the Technology & Innovation Advisory Working Group to the UN Ocean Decade Board as it determines the next call(s) for Ocean Decade Actions.

Cross listed Tracks: Ocean Data Science, Analytics, and Management; Ocean Sustainability and the UN Decade; Ocean Technologies and Observatories

Keywords: Instruments and techniques; Sensor web; Instruments, sensors, techniques; Instruments useful in three or more fields

For More Information: https://www.oceandecade.org

IN06 The Ocean Knowledge Action Network -- Transforming “Ocean Science Co-Creation” for Sustainable Development

Call for abstracts: Invitation-only

Proposed Session Format: Meeting within a meeting (half or full day)

Organizers:
Linwood Pendleton, Linwood.pendleton@univ-brest.fr
Anna Zivian, azivian@oceanconservancy.org

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development calls for a transformation in how ocean science is designed, produced, and delivered to maximize its usefulness to achieve sustainable development and a healthy and resilient ocean. This transformation goes beyond traditional stakeholder involvement and is built on the concept of "science co-creation" in which scientists work directly with end users. The Ocean Knowledge Action Network (Ocean KAN) was created to facilitate this co-creation.

This session will focus on transformative actions “Decade Programmes” are undertaking to bring stakeholders into the scientific process. “Decade Programme” partners and the Ocean KAN will hold pre-conference sessions to highlight stakeholder needs and involvement in the design of “Decade” science. At OSM, we will hold a Hybrid event featuring the leads of these Decade Programmes along with remote feeds from social scientists and stakeholders off-site and in the field.

Pre-conference panels (proposed):

  • At least 4 panels from 4 Decade Programmes

OSM:

  • Reflections on Science Co-Creation from Inside and Outside the Ocean World (AZ moderates, 30 mins)
    Christo Fabricius, Co-creating science in wildlife conservation. Nelson Mandela Univ. (remote)
    Mary Ruckelshaus, Co-Creation Using the InVEST Approach, Natural Capital Project (onsite)
    Fabien Riera, When and how abalone aquaculturist use science, (remote)
  • Open Discussion - (30 minutes, hybrid)
  • Experiences in Co-Design of Ocean Science for the Decade - Talk Show style Panel Discussion with full audience participation led by LP - (1 hour, hybrid)
    Featuring 1 scientist and 1 stakeholder from each Decade Programme above
  • Curated Networking Event (1 hour, hybrid)
    Decade Programme partners and the Ocean KAN host Programme-specific hybrid meetings using the Wonder.me to connect stakeholders directly to Decade Programmes.
  • Report Back (1hour, hybrid) - LP moderates
    Specific plans for collaboration, ideas, feedback

Cross listed Tracks: Climate and Ocean Change; Ocean Sustainability and the UN Decade

Keywords: Oceans; Science policyNew fields (not classifiable under other headings)

IN07 Wave Energy in Hawaii’s Future

Call for abstracts: Invitation-only

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event

Organizers:
Andrea Copping, andrea.copping@pnnl.gov
Lenaig Hemery, lenaig.hemery@pnnl.gov
Lysel Garavelli, lysel.garavelli@pnnl.gov
Molly Grear, Molly.Grear@pnnl.gov

This interactive session will use live and online innovative breakout sessions, engaging marine scientists to sustainably and efficiently extract power from waves in Hawaii. We will bring together physical oceanographers, marine mammal, fish and sea turtle biologists, benthic ecologists, hydrodynamic modelers, oceanographic sensor developers and users, and marine planners.

Brief presentations will orient the participants to deploying a large wave farm off the north coast of Oahu. The presenters will indicate the need to: characterize the available wave resource; assess potential effects of the wave farm on marine animals and habitats; develop effective sensor systems and monitoring tools to understand potential physical and biological effects; and model changes in benthic habitats, pelagic populations, and the wave climate. The presenters will show photographs and drawings of wave devices and wave farms, list the species of interest in Hawaii, delineate the seafloor and reefs in the area of the wave farm, and present the wave regime of the region.

The breakout groups will follow the “speed dating” model. Marine energy experts stay at a table or in a virtual room while participants move among tables or rooms, engaging in 3 tasks:

  • Determine effects of the wave farm on the marine environment;
  • Characterize physical and biological environments to inform wave farm design;
  • Develop a monitoring system to determine how wave farm performance and potential effects on the environment; and
  • Assess the long-term cumulative effects of the wave farm and other anthropogenic activities, in the face of climate change.

Each breakout group will report findings. A general discussion on the efficacy and sustainability of the proposed solutions will round out the session. Notes from the session will be sent to all participants and they will be invited to join the marine energy community in following the development of marine energy in tropical and temperate waters of the world.

Cross listed Tracks: Climate and Ocean Change; Coastal and Estuarine Hydrodynamics and Sediment Processes; Marine Ecology and Biodiversity; Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry; Ocean Data Science, Analytics, and Management; Ocean Policy and the Blue Economy; Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller; Physical-Biological Interactions

Keywords: General or miscellaneous; Decision making under uncertainty; Pacific Ocean

IN08 Open Ocean Science

Call for abstracts: Invitation-only

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event, Meeting within a meeting (half or full day), Mix of programming (panels, posters, elightning, etc.), Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Paige Martin, pmartin@ldeo.columbia.edu
Chelle Gentemann, cgentemann@faralloninstitute.org
Ryan Abernathey, rpa@ldeo.columbia.edu
Shane Elipot, selipot@rsmas.miami.edu

Advances in data, software, and computing are enabling transformational, interdisciplinary science, and changing the realm of possible investigations. Open science communities can advance science and inclusivity simultaneously. Practically, many scientists who wish to move towards more openness and reproducibility struggle to understand what resources are available to enable open and reproducible science. This session seeks to connect the community of open data, open source software, open science platforms, open access, and open science practitioners, across all ocean science disciplines.

This is a full-day (6-hour) innovative session with four 1-hour long sessions, highlighting how and why to engage in reproducible, ethical, inclusive and collaborative data science and a single 2-hour mini-hackathon session. Each 1-hour session is organized around different topics pertinent to the ocean data science community, featuring combinations of oral presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. The 2-hour mini-hackathon will focus on applying this knowledge to put many useful ocean science datasets on the cloud using the newly developed Pangeo-Forge.

This session will take place as a hybrid event, welcoming both in-person and virtual attendees. Speakers will provide links to demonstrations and tutorials (where possible) and communication will be through a Slack workspace. Virtual participants can ‘chat’ questions during each session, enabling their participation alongside in-person attendees. For all sessions, we may break into small group discussions, both in person and via Zoom Breakout rooms for virtual participants, to tailor to the needs and skill levels of attendees.

Attendees of all levels and backgrounds are invited to attend this innovative session. The goal of this session is to inform and excite members of the ocean science community about open science practices, and to provide valuable hands-on training with several open-source tools.

Cross listed Tracks: Air-Sea Interactions; Chemical Tracers; Organic Matter and Trace Elements; Climate and Ocean Change; Coastal and Estuarine Hydrodynamics and Sediment Processes; Coastal and Estuarine Biology and Biogeochemistry; Deep Sea Processes and Exploration; Education & Outreach; Fish and Fisheries; High Latitude Environments; Islands and Reefs; Marine Ecology and Biodiversity; Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry; Ocean Data Science, Analytics, and Management; Ocean Modeling; Ocean Sustainability and the UN Decade; Ocean Technologies and Observatories; Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger; Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller; Physical-Biological Interactions

Keywords: Global climate modelsSoftware tools and services; Workflow; General or miscellaneous

For More Information: https://pangeo.io

IN09 Innovations and Integrations of Alternate Platforms and Sensors for Ecosystem Understanding

Call for abstracts: Invited and contributed abstracts

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event, Meeting within a meeting (half or full day), Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
John Horne, jhorne@uw.edu
Kelly Benoit-Bird, kbb@mbari.org

Science and technology have strong pilina as there is no progress or innovation in one without the other. As the aperture of aquatic science expands, the need for technological integration of data acquisition platforms and sensors continues to increase. Autonomous, mobile, stationary, surface, and subsurface platforms deployed for extended periods in extreme environments are now supplementing or supplanting traditional surface vessel efforts. Integrated data streams from these sensor packages are used to census resources, monitor change, or decipher interactions among biological, biogeochemical, and physical processes over a range of spatial and temporal scales.

This session aims to identify common challenges and actionable approaches to acquire and integrate empirical data from alternate platforms for synthetic ecosystem understanding. Contributions are encouraged from scientists across all AGU, ASLO, and TOS disciplines. Live, virtual, and/or recorded lightning talks will address science goals, technical challenge(s), and approaches to data acquisition and synthesis. Live and virtual facilitated breakout groups will identify technological gaps and logical next steps for each thematic session. Participation by government and grant agency program managers will provide programmatic context and receive community priorities in a final panel discussion. Anticipated benefits include networking across disciplines, technological community creation, and scientific information dissemination. A white paper that summarizes identified challenges and actionable solutions will be compiled from session contributions and disseminated among relevant government agencies and potential funding sources.

Cross listed Tracks: Air-Sea Interactions; Chemical Tracers; Organic Matter and Trace Elements; Climate and Ocean Change; Coastal and Estuarine Biology and Biogeochemistry; Deep Sea Processes and Exploration; Fish and Fisheries; High Latitude Environments; Marine Ecology and Biodiversity; Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry; Ocean Data Science, Analytics, and Management; Ocean Technologies and Observatories; Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger; Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller; Physical-Biological Interactions

Keywords: Instruments, sensors, techniques; Air/sea interactions; Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling

IN10 Coastal Disaster Recovery: Issues, Barriers, and Solutions

Call for abstracts: Invited and contributed abstracts

Proposed Session Format: Meeting within a meeting (half or full day), Mix of programming (panels, posters, elightning, etc.), Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Cheryl Hapke, chapke@integral-corp.com
Dave Revell, drevell@integral-corp.com
Kara Scheu, kscheu@integral-corp.com

This new, innovative session will focus on coastal disaster recovery within the coupled natural-human coastal system to identify primary scientific issues associated with event-driven change, explore barriers that impede recovery, and work towards solutions that improve society’s ability to adapt to increasing coastal vulnerability. The need and purpose is to develop approaches that more efficiently and effectively get science into the hands of the managers, planners, and stakeholders who need scientific guidance to establish the best pathway forward for recovery and improved resiliency. The session focuses on issues including erosion and inundation from storm surge, flooding from extreme rainfall, tsunamis, changes to ecosystems or ecogeomorphology, and anthropogenic impacts.

The session is designed to use an innovative approach to explore what we can do as a collective community to make progress on enhancing science-based coastal disaster recovery. The session format will include a series of lightning talks, panel discussions, and break-out discussions. Three session components following the themes of issues, barriers and solutions will begin with a panel of four lightning talks. The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion. The first panel will explore what science and tools currently exist that directly provide coastal managers and planners with the science they need to make decisions and the second panel will work to identify what is missing in knowledge or tools that could aid in better, more efficient recovery. The third panel will be designed to be more collaborative, with break-out discussions focused on brainstorming innovative solutions, including analyses and tools that exist or can be developed to better get the science in the hands of the users and how to effectively communicate the science. The session will wrap-up with reviews of the break-out groups and discussion to establish pathways for future progress or implementation.

Cross listed Tracks: Coastal and Estuarine Hydrodynamics and Sediment Processes

Keywords: Coastal processes; Estuarine processes; Tsunamis and storm surges; Regional planning

IN11 Historical Resonance in the Atlantic: Implications for Black Marine Scientists

Call for abstracts: Invited and contributed abstracts

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event, Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Kendall Moore, kendallmoore@uri.edu
Brandon Jones, mbjones@nsf.gob

The documentary film Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging in STEM was screened at the Ocean Sciences 2020 conference, initiating a discussion about the effects of systemic racism and bias in the ocean science community. The current proposed 2021 session will continue this conversation by screening content that centers the perspective of Black marine researchers, historians, and literary scholars on the ocean sciences. Central to this discussion will be the meaning, materiality, and memory of the Atlantic Ocean. The film documents how the Atlantic Slave Trade and subsequent forms of racial exclusion on American coastlines have influenced the way Black marine scientists think about and do their work. The session will encourage us to think about whether descendants of the slave trade may avoid ocean research for these reasons; and to consider how the knowledge and awareness of maritime genocide inspires a different set of ethics and or research sensibilities for those who do conduct ocean research. Does memory guide us differently in the practice of our science? This session will include a short screening of a segment from Kendall Moore’s latest film Decolonizing Science, followed by a panel discussion.

Cross listed Tracks: Education & Outreach

Keywords: Diversity

For More Information: https://www.kendallmooredocfilms.com/

IN12 Ocean #SciArt: What can ocean scientists and artists learn by working together?

Call for abstracts: Invited and contributed abstracts

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event, Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Dwight Owens, dwowens@uvic.ca
Daniel Kohn, kohnworkshop@gmail.com
Heather Spence, info@heatherspence.net
Jody Deming, jdeming@uw.edu
Kim Juniper, kjuniper@uvic.ca

Artist residencies within scientific institutions are nothing new. But they have often been implemented in a way that assumes the artist will merely be watching, learning, interpreting science, rather than including the artist in the active process of scientific discovery. In this session, we will consider this second, less-travelled path, loosely defined as transdisciplinary research.

In transdisciplinary research, responses to research questions can move freely between various modalities emerging from the collaborator’s disciplinary and cultural practices. These multimodal approaches often lead to highly innovative solutions, but also require participants to deepen their listening practice and invoke a sense willingness to see their assumptions challenged and certainties displaced.

Drawing on our experiences with the Ocean Memory Project and other ocean-related Art-Science collaborations, this session will seek to bring together participants from any number of disciplines, cultures and points of view, to explore ways in which such multiplicity can be convened within a research framework, helping to broaden potential responses to a variety of challenges.

The session will involve both presentation, discussion, and hands-on activities — such as research object modelling techniques (3D and 4D modelling) — drawing from the toolkits of art, music, science, social science and the humanities to propose a hybrid and consensual model for collaboration.

Cross listed Tracks: Education & Outreach; Ocean Policy and the Blue Economy; Ocean Sustainability and the UN Decade

Keywords: Decision making under uncertainty; Science policy; Techniques applicable in three or more fields; New fields

For More Information: https://oceanmemoryproject.com

IN13 Ocean-based CDR: Opportunities and Challenges

Call for abstracts: Invited and contributed abstracts

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event, Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Kelly Oskvig, koskvig@nas.edu
Scott Doney, sdoney@virginia.edu
Kathryn Moran, kmoran@uvic.ca
Holly Buck, hbuck2@buffalo.edu

This Innovative Session will actively engage a diverse community in discussions on opportunities and challenges associated with the establishment of R&D programs that advance ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR).

To set the stage, the session will begin with a short presentation (15 minutes) on the newly-released National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report outlining research strategies for advancing ocean-based CDR and sequestration. This study was funded by the ClimateWorks Foundation to closely examine six mechanisms for CDR (ecosystem recovery, seaweed cultivation, nutrient fertilization, artificial upwelling and downwelling, ocean alkalinity enhancement, and electrochemistry) and provide a path forward for R&D of the promising approaches. At least one day in advance of the session, all registrants will receive a digital copy of the report, and a link to join the interactive tool Slido to start populating the virtual tool with questions or comments for the study committee.

Following this introduction, the next part of the session will be virtual presenters who are either early ocean-based CDR research adopters or practitioners in each of the six ocean-based CDR solutions. Each will showcase (5 minutes each) their research or emerging businesses. These presentations will focus on rich visual content (e.g. their experiment, kelp farms, recovery successes) and highlight one aspect of the report findings that could advance their initiative.

Audience interaction will start with the moderators addressing advance questions for the committee from Slido, followed by real-time in person and Slido Q&A.

This session will allow 2022 Ocean Sciences participants, from both inside and outside the Ocean-CDR community to engage in discussions on some the critical cross-sector challenges that need to be overcome if the ocean becomes a solution, across multiple approaches, to enhance uptake of carbon as part of a larger climate mitigation strategy.

Cross listed Tracks: Climate and Ocean Change; Education & Outreach; Fish and Fisheries; Marine Ecology and Biodiversity; Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry; Ocean Policy and the Blue Economy; Ocean Sustainability and the UN Decade; Ocean Technologies and Observatories

Keywords: Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling; Carbon cycling; Legislation and regulations

For More Information: https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/a-research-strategy-for-ocean-carbon-dioxide-removal-and-sequestration

IN14 Developing social indicators of resilience and vulnerability in coastal communities

Call for abstracts: Invitation-only

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event, Meeting within a meeting (half or full day), Mix of programming (panels, posters, elightning, etc.), Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Theresa Burnham, theresa.burnham@maine.edu
Joshua Stoll, joshua.stoll@maine.edu

Monitoring biological populations alone is not enough to adequately prepare for future socioeconomic and environmental changes to working waterfronts and coastal communities around the world. Researchers have begun to develop social indicators of coastal community resilience and vulnerability by first identifying variables connected to resilience/vulnerability and then identifying quantitative indices from secondary data. However, these secondary data sources are often temporally and spatially insensitive (i.e., at the scale of decades or nations, respectively) and therefore unable to provide specific, timely information to fishers, managers, or other coastal community members as they navigate changing conditions. By bringing together a geographically diverse set of biological oceanographers, marine ecologists, and coastal policymakers to share the secondary data sources available and social indicators present at local scales, our session will embody the spirit of pilina and push forward this important research.

Our hybrid Innovative Session will begin with a keynote address to introduce participants to the current state of social indicators research, highlighting knowledge gaps and collaborative opportunities. Next, we will separate participants into breakout groups based on their regional expertise and lead a brainstorming exercise to compile the available data sources and social indicators that are relevant in each region. Finally, we will reconvene and each group will present the results of the brainstorming exercise, culminating in the creation of a shared, living document that contextualizes the publicly available data and culturally competent social indicators identified by our participants. This output will serve as a centralized public repository of researchers developing local social indicators and provide a roadmap of relevant data and indicators for future projects and collaborations.

Cross listed Tracks: Ocean Policy and the Blue Economy

Keywords: Science policy

IN15 Teaching concrete concepts in a virtual world: New modalities for engaging undergraduates in ocean sciences

Call for abstracts: Invitation-only

Proposed Session Format: Virtual engagement/hybrid event, Novel formats (e.g., breakouts, problem-solving, co-creation, etc.)

Organizers:
Jennifer Johns, jennifer.johns@chemeketa.edu
Rus Higley, rhigley@highline.edu
Dana Vukajlovich, d.vukajlovich@bellevuecollege.edu

How do you teach undergraduate students about salinity and density while they are stuck at home? How can you teach about the body systems of squid without dissections and still provide a "hands-on" experience? The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic shuttered colleges around the world and forced us all to quickly develop remote learning oppoturnities for our students. Now many institutions are returning to fully face-to-face instruction, while others are opting to continue to provide a range of instructional modalities (e.g. fully online and asychronous, remote/semi-synchronous over Zoom, and hybrid classes with face-to-face labs and remote lectures). And so which of the many labs, lectures, and activities that you developed on the fly during the pandemic should you integrate into these new course modalities? And what can you do to make them better?

Participants in this innovative session may be physically present in Honolulu or may attend virtually. All will have the opportunity to explore a number of innovative online tools that can be used in synchronous and asynchronous courses. In break-out groups, we will apply these tools to a series of common concepts in ocean science classes, such as ocean acidification, evolution in changing ocean environments, paleoclimate, plastic pollution and bioaccumulation, and waves and tides, to develop concrete activities for students to explore in remote settings. At the end of the session, participants will present their work to the whole group in lightening talks. Through this process, participants will discern the qualities that make an activity engaging, informative, and viable for undergraduates. Participants will work in groups that are physically and virtually present and will leave this session with at least one new virtual learning activity, access to the other activities created during the session, a new network of colleagues, and an understanding of which tools work best in particular remote environments.

Cross listed Tracks: Education & Outreach

Keywords: Curriculum and laboratory design; Curriculum and laboratory design; Curriculum and laboratory design

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