Advancing Scientific Ocean Drilling IMPACT

IMPACT Workshops

Collectively, the Scientific Ocean Drilling IMPACT workshop series strives to chart the future course of science communication and outreach for scientific ocean drilling. The summer 2021 virtual workshops explored STEM education and science communication, engaging workshop participants as collaborators, while paying special attention to issues related to diversity and inclusion. This effort is in direct support of the 2050 Framework for Scientific Ocean Drilling and its call to "communicate far-reaching scientific ocean drilling knowledge to the broader community." IMPACT's goal is to build relationships and collect information from an array of different voices. For all of these workshops, we sought a diverse group of participants across many demographics, experience/levels, geographic locations and career areas.

June 2022 In-Person Workshop

We a planning a workshop for June 14-15, 2022, following up on themes identified at the summer 2021 workshops. This workshop, like the workshops run in the summer of 2021, is designed to be a conversation that involves your active participation. We invite you to learn more about the June 2022 Scientific Ocean Drilling IMPACT workshop and to help us plan it by completing this priorities survey. We hope you will complete the survey even if you cannot attend the workshop.

Conference Presentations

We have given a number of presentations at professional conferences to share what we are learning from the IMPACT workshops so far with the scientific community.

Summer 2021 Virtual Workshops

During the summer of 2021, we ran a series of virtual workshops engaging three communities in envisioning broadening the impact of scientific ocean drilling in the coming decades. These workshops focused on engaging the public, informing policymakers, and preparing the next generation of scientists involved in ocean drilling. We are using the information gathered in these workshops to inform the design of the workshop to be held in person June 14-15, 2022.

Read summaries from the summer workshops:

Explore the workshop websites:


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