by Charlotte Vick,SEAlliance Interactive Partnership Coordinator
Google Ocean’s 2010 has been a year of outreach, new ideas and solidifying partnerships. We are very pleased that hundreds of new stories have been added to the Explore the Ocean layer in Google Earth this year. Through mid-December, we have now trained nearly 1,500 people to add stories to that layer. Our original posting partners continue to find time to volunteer their content and new contributors hold the promise of even more.
In addition to our continued recruitment and training via email, telephone and social media, we reached out through personal appearances at a wide variety of venues including educational institutions, dive shows, conferences, environmental and ocean meetings introducing audiences of all ages to the Ocean in Google Earth.
The following are month-by-month targeted activity highlights.
Charlotte Vick, Anchorage, Alaska
In January, we headed north to Alaska for presentations to scientists and educators gathered in Anchorage, at a symposium sponsored by the North Pacific Research Board and the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence.…