Welcome to the Ocean 180 Video Challenge!
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The Ocean 180 Video Challenge, sponsored by the Florida Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE Florida), is designed to encourage 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 not only summarizes the important findings but also 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, and often very critical, group of potential-future ocean scientists – 6th-8th grade students from classrooms around the world.
Important dates and deadlines for the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge as well as updated guidelines are now available. To learn more about Ocean 180 and how to get involved, please take a look at the recording of the Ocean 180 Information Session and the Student-Scientist Summit.


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 50,000 middle school students in 25 countries are currently registered to help 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 2015 Challenge today!

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Updates and News

2015 Winners Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge!   The... More detail
2015 Finalists Congratulations to the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge finalists! These videos were... More detail
Information Session The Ocean 180 Video Challenge hosted an online information session for ocean scientists... More detail
Challenge Guidelines   2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge Guidelines Download a PDF version of the... 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 on the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge student judging team.

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Email: info@ocean180.org