The Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem

A tale of two Gulf spills: A research consortium of 19 institutions from 5 countries studying the impacts of oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico.

Ocean 180 Video Challenge

  • Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Submissions for the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge are Now Being Accepted!

Sponsored by the Florida Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE Florida) and funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Ocean 180 Video Challenge is designed to encourage scientists to share their discoveries and excitement for research with the public. Ocean scientists of all career stages are invited to create a 3-minute video abstract that effectively communicates the findings and significance of a recently published study to general audiences.

Videos must summarize the results of a paper that the submitting scientist has coauthored and published within the past five years. A total of $9,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning entries. Submissions will be accepted until December 1, 2014 (11:59pm PST) using our online form:

Entries are initially screened and evaluated by a team of science and communication experts to determine the top ten finalists, but the winners are ultimately selected by student judges from 6th-8th grade classrooms around the world.

Over 22,000 students in 16 countries have already registered to participate in evaluating the finalists this year, selecting the videos they feel best communicate the results and implications of the research. This is a fantastic opportunity to practice your communication skills and broaden the impact of your research efforts.

Webinar for Scientists: October 28 The Ocean 180 Team will also be hosting a webinar on October 28 from 1 p.m.-2p.m. ET. Topics include contest goals and guidelines, video submission procedures, and judging timetable and criteria. To participate, please register at: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Information and full contest guidelines can be found at

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Podcasts from The Loop

The Loop is a series of podcasts which take an in depth look at C-IMAGE research. Partnering with Mind Open Media reporters Ari Daniel Shapiro and David Levin, our researchers share the importance of their studies and how they help our understanding of oil spills. David and Ari have produced eight podcasts and have more in the queue. The podcasts are linked below. Plug in and learn about our research!

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