The CommOcean conference will combine a hands-on approach with in science communication and dissemination, as well as expertise-sharing sessions and social interactions. CommOCEAN 2018 aims to provide communication skills and inspiration to communicators across a range of experience levels. Many sessions are suitable for all, but some elements of the programme will run simultaneously and are tailored for those looking to build their communications skills and to those looking to move their communications to the next level. Delegates should choose the most appropriate sessions for their skills level.
The core programme will offer inspiring and insightful addresses from leaders in marine science communication, presentations and workshops covering communications techniques and platforms, and examples of marine science research communications campaigns. The event will also feature talks on current marine science projects and an exhibition of public engagement materials and techniques.
Key areas which will be covered in the sessions will include how to present clear messages through communications, improving citations, making and editing videos, and preparing for media interviews.