Event Calendar

Science and Engineering Policy at Caltech Communication Training

May 9, 2014
COMPASS' Assistant Director of Science, Heather Galindo, facilitated a half-day policy-focused Message Box training at the California Institute of Technology for the Science & Engineering Policy at Caltech (SEPAC) organization. The...

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics Communication Training

April 28, 2014

Assistant Director of Science Outreach, Liz Neeley, facilitated a one day communication training at the University of Vermont for 20 Gund Institute for Ecological Economics (GIEE) graduate students, researchers, and faculty. The workshop focused on developing participants' skills to talk about their findings in a clear and engaging manner to both policymakers and the media. In addition to working with lead trainer Liz Neeley, participants were introduced to an accomplished set of...

The Science of Fire: An Advanced Communication Workshop

April 23, 2014

In April 2014, COMPASS held an advanced communication workshop for fire scientists. Co-led by Director of Science Outreach, Nancy Baron, and Managing Director, Karen McLeod, this workshop aimed to help fire scientists better communicate the latest scientific understanding of fire to address commonly-held misconceptions, unanswered questions, and concerns of policymakers and the public. Additionally, the workshop served to foster cross-pollination and build bridges across disciplines, among...

Michigan State Science Communication Training

April 21, 2014

COMPASS' Assistant Director of Science Outreach, Liz Neeley, facilitated a one day communication training at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. 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,...

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

Synopsis
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

Synoposis

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...

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