The third International Marine Science Communication Conference is to be held this December in Southampton, UK.
On 4 and 5 December 2018 the European Marine Board Communication Panel (EMBCP), will hold the third international marine science communications conference. The event, which will take place in Southampton (UK) hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, will see hundreds of marine science communicators gather together to discuss the latest issues facing the ocean, and to develop their skills and techniques.
The conference aims to build a strong community of marine science communication professionals from across the world, and to inspire inventive and effective communication of marine science within the science community, to the wider public, and to governments and policy makers.
Registration is now open for the conference via www.commocean.org and abstracts can be submitted for oral and poster presentations, as well as expressions of interest in contributing to an exhibition of educational and outreach materials.
The conference will include a core programme of inspiring and insightful addresses from leaders in marine science communication, presentations and workshops covering communications techniques and platforms, and examples of marine science research communication campaigns. The event will also feature talks on current marine science projects.
Running alongside the core programme are sessions aimed at building basic skills and knowledge across the different channels and methods most often used to communicate to the public and stakeholders for those who are new to communications, and advanced sessions for those looking to maximise the impact of their current professional activity.
In 2016 the conference attracted over 200 delegates from 29 different countries.