Ship-to-shores and presentations
Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Ship-to-Shore program facilitates conversations between scientists and members of the public, as researchers connect and engage with students, nonprofits, and other community members through live question-and-answer sessions. In 2021, the program shifted significantly to broaden and target its reach–44 Ship-to-Shores that engaged with over 10,000 people. Many of the events were with community groups living near locations where R/V Falkor was operating at the time. Dual language connections successfully facilitated cross-cultural exchange.
Alongside Ship-to-Shores, members of our staff participated in presentations and panel discussions on various aspects of deep sea exploration. A total of 60 presentations and podcasts reached 52,000 members of the public, government organizations, non-profits, and the oceanographic community. Listed below are some of these publicly available presentations.
PODCAST: SeaState - Ocean News and Tech podcast
04/01/2021 | SeaState Podcast
SOI’s executive director, Dr. Jyotika Virmani, speaks with the SeaState podcast on innovations in autonomous deep-sea technologies.
Ship to Shore with eXXpedition
18/01/2021 | eXXpedition
Members of the Pinging in the New Year science team and Artist-at-Sea, Jessica Leitmanis, meet with eXXpedition team members to discuss microplastics and varied solutions to the issue of ocean plastic.
COL: Observing Life in a Changing Ocean: Exploring a 'Census of Marine Life' Today
27/01/2021 | Consortium for Ocean Leadership
SOI’s executive director, Dr. Jyotika Virmani, speaks with the Consortium for Ocean Leadership on SOI’s mission and goals.
Brave New Ocean UN DecadeLaunch
03/02/2021 | UN Ocean Decade
SOI co-founder Wendy Schmidt co-hosts the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO’s Brave New Ocean hour.
02/17-2/18 | SOI
Schmidt Ocean Institute hosted our first virtual symposium in 2021.
LunchBreak with Lea Kanner-Lichtenberg
25/02/2021 | SciArt Initiative
Artist-at-Sea, Lea Kanner-Lichtenberg, was a special guest during the SciArt Initiative LunchBreak series.
International Women's Day Panel
08/03/2021 | Australian National Maritime Museum
SOI’s Hannah Nolan hosts a conversation between Dr. Nerida Wilson, Dr. Catherine Ball, and Allison Miller (SOI) for International Women’s Day.
Earth Day with Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
22/04/2021 | Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
Schmidt Ocean Institute and the Guy Harvey Foundation celebrate Earth Day together.
Blue Hill Public Library The World We Explore Series
28/04/2021 | Blue Hill Public Library
SOI’s director of communications, Dr. Carlie Wiener, gives a presentation on deep-sea exploration for the Blue Hill Public Library.
TOA Online Berlin podcast
24/05/2021 | TOA
SOI’s executive director, Dr. Jyotika Virmani, speaks with the TOA podcast on mapping the seafloor.
UNESCO Virtual Ocean Dialogues
26/05/2021 | UN Decade for Ocean Science
SOI’s executive director, Dr. Jyotika Virmani,hosts a discussion on the science-technology-innovation interface in the Ocean Decade.
World Ocean Day with Guy Harvey Foundation
08/06/2021 | Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
Schmidt Ocean Institute and the Guy Harvey Foundation celebrate World Ocean Day together.
Capitol Hill Ocean Week
09/06/2021 | CHOW
Dr. Randi Rotjan participates in a panel discussion hosted by 11th Hour Racing during Capitol Hill Ocean Week while onboard R/V Falkor.
Capitol Hill Ocean Week
09/06/2021 | CHOW
SOI’s science program senior manager, Leonard Pace, participates in a panel discussion on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in ocean science and policy during Capitol Hill Ocean Week.
Conservation International Online Panel
09/06/2021 | Conservation International
Dr. Randi Rotjan participates in a panel discussion with Conservation International on deep-sea research while aboard R/V Falkor.
Bertarelli Foundation Marine Science Seminar Series
29/06/2021 | Bertarelli Foundation
SOI’s executive director, Dr. Jyotika Virmani, speaks with the Bertarelli Foundation’s marine science seminar on imaging technology in marine science.
Discovering Deep Sea Corals of the Phoenix Islands
30/06/2021 | TBA21-Academy
The Phoenix Islands expedition team participates in a Ship-to-Shore conversation with TBA21-Academy and Ocean Space in Venice, Italy.
Ocean Rising: The Quest to Inspire the Public Virtual Workshop
05/07/2021 | Nekton and SOI
Nekton and Schmidt Ocean Institute co-host a workshop on new strategies for inspiring public engagement with the ocean.
ROV Technologies with MATE ROV
19/08/2021 | MATE ROV
The Designing the Future 2 expedition team speaks with students from the International MATE ROV competition about the new ROV technologies they have designed.
Blue Hour: Ocean of Inclusion
09/10/2021 | AltaSea
SOI’s executive director, Dr. Jyotika Virmani, accepts AltaSea’s Explorer Award on behalf of our organization.
Science Communications Inclusivity Symposium
15/10/2021 | Inclusive SciComm Syposium
Recordings of the Keynotes from the Inclusive SciComm conference, which SOI co-sponsored.
Arte y ciencia en el Golfo de California, con Ale de la Puente y Raquel Negrete
22/10/2021 | Programa ACT
Artist-at-Sea, Ale de la Puente, and co-chief scientist Dr. Raquel Negrete-Aranda tour R/V Falkor and dicuss the intersection of art and science with the Programa ACT at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Oceans of Knowledge 2021: Climate Change and the Ocean
10/26-10/27 | Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology
SOI’s executive director, Dr. Jyotika Virmani, participates in the Oceans of Knowledge Conference.
Climate & the Deep Sea World: A Visual Journey & Panel
02/11/2021 | COP26
Schmidt Ocean Institute hosts the Climate & the Deep Sea World panel at COP26.
Proyecto Cuenca el Pescadero
03/11/2021 | UABC Sur
The Pescadero Vent expedition research team tours R/V Falkor for the Autonomous University of Southern Baja.
The Ocean Race @ COP - Does the Ocean have a voice at COP?
09/11/2021 | The Ocean Race
SOI’s director of communications, Dr. Carlie Wiener, discusses COP26 and ocean engagement for The Ocean Race.
COP 26: Sustainable Innovation Forum
11/8-11/10 | COP26
SOI’s executive director, Dr. Jyotika Virmani, participates in the “Building Resilient Systems that Benefit the Future of our Planet and People” panel at COP26.
Map the Gaps Seabed 2030 Confernece
02/12/2021 | Seabed2030
SOI’s director of communications, Dr. Carlie Wiener, discusses public perception and ocean awareness at the Mapping the Gaps conference.