US-IODP Education Workshop

May 6-7, 2003 – Narragansett, Rhode Island
Convener: US Science Advisory Committee



The educational component of a future U.S. scientific support program for ocean drilling will strive to increase awareness and understanding of IODP science – by sharing discoveries, ideas, and concepts on earth history and process as seen through ocean drilling – and to make a contribution to science education by cultivating the educational assets of scientific ocean drilling.


The purpose of the workshop was to open a dialog among experts in marine/science education and ocean drilling science in order to develop an effective U.S.-focused educational strategy for the IODP. The meeting produced recommendations that addressed ideas for initiating and fostering educational activities, the educational role of a future U.S. scientific ocean drilling support program, and potential partnerships to develop and produce educational activities, products, and opportunities.


Workshop Co-Chairs


Al Hine (co-chair), University of South Florida
Jill Whitman (co-chair), Pacific Lutheran University
Susan Haynes, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Sara Hickox, University of Rhode Island
Susan Humphris, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Ellen Prager, StormCenter Communications
Sarah Schoedinger, Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education
Ellen Thomas, Wesleyan University
Sharon Walker, University of Southern Mississippi