Welcome to the Ocean 180 Video Challenge!
The Ocean 180 Video Challenge encourages ocean scientists to share their discoveries and excitement for research with teachers, students, and the public.
We challenge scientists to bring their latest research papers to life in a short video that summarizes the important findings and highlights the relevance, meaning, and implications of the research to persons outside their discipline.  Although the videos will be initially judged by a panel of scientists and communication experts, the final winners will be selected by a diverse group of potential-future ocean scientists – 6th-8th grade students from classrooms around the world.
Important dates and deadlines for the 2016 Ocean 180 Video Challenge as well as updated guidelines are now available. 
Registration is now open for teachers to sign-up their students to participate as judges in 2016! Register Now!

About Ocean 180

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We're connecting ocean research and classrooms through film. Scientists and teachers are welcome to participate.

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Broaden Your Impact

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Over 37,000 middle school students in 21 countries helped judge the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge Finalists.

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Bring research to life

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Ocean scientists can share their research with students from around the world with a 3 minute video abstract.

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Register a class

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Middle school classrooms around the world are eligible to participate as student judges. Register your class for the 2016 Challenge today!

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Updates and News

2016 Finalists Congratulations to the 2016 Ocean 180 Video Challenge Finalists! The video abstracts listed below were selected as finalists in the 2016 Ocean... More detail

Sponsoring Partners

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By the Numbers

37,795 students in 50 US states, the US Virgin Islands, and 21 countries participated as judges in the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge.

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