Special Issue "Methodologies for Outreach in the Marine Sciences"
A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
There is an increasing interest in scientific projects designed to give a non-expert audience the possibility to 'tap in' and investigate the marine environment. For example, in some coastal waters there are stationary underwater cameras that can be accessed 'live' through the Internet, and several museums have installed underwater listening stations, where a visitor can listen to the underwater acoustic environment. In addition, YouTube and Facebook are teeming with intriguing footage of “never-before-seen” deep-sea critters, as well as with travellers having close encounters with whales and fish. Thus, there is a wealth of both more structured and unstructured activities aiming at informing an audience about the marine world in new exciting ways.
This Special Issue is launched to provide a compilation of the current status marine outreach projects. Which methods are best doing their job, both technically, but also in terms of engaging the user to better understand or increase his or her fascination and interest for marine biology? Papers are invited to deal with topics such as:
- New techniques for streaming video and acoustic data to user-friendly platforms on the web, in museums, etc.;
- Technical solutions for long-term installations of underwater displays.
- Evaluation of the efficiency of marine teaching and outreach activities;
Additionally, other topics similar to these may be of interest.
Assoc. Prof. Magnus Wahlberg
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Marine biology outreach
- Evaluation of teaching
- Evaluation of the experience of museum guests
- Long-term marine measurement installations