Event Calendar

University of Washington IGERT on Ocean Change Training

October 19, 2013

Liz Neeley and Heather Galindo (COMPASS Assistant Directors of Science Outreach and Science, respectively) facilitated a two and one half day communication training at the University of Washington for graduate students participating in the UW IGERT Program on Ocean Change. The workshop focused on developing participants' skills to talk about their research in a clear, engaging manner and included using the Message Box and...

Science Briefing: Tackling Ocean Acidification

September 20, 2013

On September 20, 2013, COMPASS partnered with AGU to organize a science briefing on ocean acidification. As a result of a fundamental shift in seawater chemistry – known as ocean acidification – the U.S. shellfish industry and coastal states have already begun to feel socio-economic impacts and are looking for ways to avoid and minimize future threats. Over the past decade, the scientific research community has made significant advances in better understanding...

Center for Ocean Solutions MARINE Short Course on Ocean Policy

August 16, 2013

On August 16th, COMPASS' Assistant Director of Science, Heather Galindo, facilitated a half-day policy-focused Message Box training at Stanford University as part of a two-week graduate course on ocean policy sponsored by the...

2013 Colorado State University SOGES Fellows Training

June 26, 2013

COMPASS' Assistant Director of Science Outreach, Liz Neeley, facilitated a one and one half day communication training at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. The workshop focused on developing participants' skills to talk about their findings in a clear and engaging manner. In addition to working with lead trainer Liz Neeley, participants were introduced to an accomplished set of journalists, including Mark Fischetti,...

2013 Vega Fellows in Communication and Leadership

April 22, 2013

COMPASS coordinated and conducted a five-day communication and leadership training in Sweden for the second cohort of Vega Fellows – a prestigious new program and network of Scandinavian environmental scientists. 20 participants from seven universities and organizations across Scandinavia were hand-selected by organizers Daniel Conley and Johanna Stadmark of Lund University for the opportunity to participate.

Through the...

From Fish to Fowl: How long-term monitoring can support adaptive management

February 5, 2013


COMPASS brought together three leading scientists to discuss how long-term monitoring can support effective management. Priority policy and management discussions in California - such as the Marine Life Protection Act, Delta smelt, and freshwater resource management - seek to implement effective and adaptive management approaches in the face of sometimes competing and highly contested uses.

Long-term scientific monitoring provides critical...

Ocean Acidification Communication Workshop

September 20, 2012

COMPASS brought together 22 scientific leaders studying ocean acidification (OA) for an intensive communication workshop preceding the Third International Ocean in a HIgh-CO2 World Symposium in Monterey, CA. Our goals were to help scientists to 1) crystallize their core messages to more effectively communicate their individual research, as well as the state of the science as a whole; 2) better understand each other's...

Switzer Foundation 2012 Fellows

September 15, 2012

COMPASS' Science Outreach Specialist, Meghan Miner and Assistant Director of Science Policy Outreach, Erica Goldman, recently facilitated a training for the 2012 East Coast-based Switzer Fellows, Switzer Leadership Grantees, and select alumni...

New Index to Measure Overall Ocean Health

August 15, 2012

Ocean policies around the world emphasize the importance of healthy oceans. What do we mean by healthy and how do we measure it?

In the Aug 15 online version of Nature...

Leopold Leadership Fellows 2012 Reunion

June 19, 2012

The Leopold Leadership Program, a prestigious fellowship that provides already oustanding academic researchers with additional skills to translate their knowledge into action and to catalyze change, held their 2012 all-cohorts reunion this week.  COMPASS has been involved with the program - coordinating and delivering its core communcations offerings - since its inception in 1999, and we were very excited to be involved in...