Marine scientists say the most effective way to talk to a public that is interested in the ocean is to discuss its pollution and its impacts.
But the same goes for ocean biologists, who are in a constant state of panic about the future of the oceans.
And the urgency for these professionals is heightened by a growing recognition of the impact of industrial pollution on marine life.
The United States and other nations are putting a price on pollution and setting up global standards to curb it.
The goal is to protect the oceans and help protect humans.
This is why a new wave of marine scientists is speaking out to tell us how to talk with the public about marine pollution, from the sea floor to the ocean bottom.
The first panelist is David Schmitt, a marine biologist and former marine ecologist.
Schmitt’s talk was titled “What is the sea?
How do I know it’s real?”
And his goal is not just to tell you about the ocean, but to teach you how to think about it, and how to communicate it.
He is not alone in wanting to talk directly to the public.
The second panelist, James W. Hays, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Florida, talks about the importance of communicating science in a way that helps everyone understand what is happening.
He wants to give scientists the opportunity to engage with the wider public.
He calls the conference “a conversation” and he is asking the public to speak up.
Hays is a member of the marine science symposium and he was one of the keynote speakers.
The first session, “Understanding the ocean,” featured experts from around the world and the audience responded with questions and comments from scientists, policy experts and others.
The panelists asked about how to get started in the field and how best to communicate science to the general public.
They also touched on a broader topic of communication in general: how to make a statement that is accessible and respectful of the diverse opinions of scientists and their peers.
“It’s a conversation that is important for scientists to have,” Schmitt said.
Schmidt and Hays hope the conference will encourage people to ask questions and to engage in conversations that reflect their diverse perspectives.
And they hope it will also give them the opportunity for collaboration and communication that they might not otherwise have.
For the first time, the symposium was open to the entire scientific community.
The other speakers include marine ecologists, paleoceanographers, oceanographers and oceanographers with degrees in oceanography.
The symposium, organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is hosted every three years at the National Marine Science Center in Washington, D.C. The scientists will meet in a conference room in the center.
They will also meet in the same space as their presentations, which are held in a separate room.
Each year, there is a panel discussion about one of two topics: the ocean or climate change.
This year’s theme was “Understanding Climate Change.”
The symposia were initially organized by NOAA in 2013.
The symposiums were initially held in Washington.
But, in recent years, NOAA has started to hold them in other locations.
The last symposium in Washington was held in November.
The main event in this year’s symposium will be a talk by marine ecology expert Dr. Stephen E. Wrangham.
The talk will be given by NOAA oceanographer Dr. David W. Smith.
Wranghams talk will focus on marine biology, and he will use the topic of marine pollution as a way to explain why the oceans are so polluted and how we are being harmed by it.
“The ocean has been the most important area of our scientific enterprise for more than a hundred years,” he said.
Wrenghams presentation will highlight some of the ways that we have damaged our oceans, including pollution, overfishing, overdevelopment and climate change, as well as the role that the ocean plays in regulating our climate.
Wrenegham is also a professor at the Johns Hopkins University, where he studies marine ecology.
He said the symposes are the perfect opportunity for scientists and the general population to talk openly about their concerns about pollution and marine life, and to be part of an ongoing conversation about how we can reduce it.
Schmit and Hues also said that their conference will be open to all scientists.
“We want to make sure that scientists have an open forum for their views and we are doing that with all of the symphasys,” Schmit said.
“There will be no barriers to participation.”