Community Meeting Overview: COSEE is an NSF-funded national network of Centers with the broad objective of connecting the ocean sciences research and education communities to develop innovative and catalytic activities in ocean sciences education and outreach. In August/September 2011, the COSEE program will undergo a Decadal Review by NSF. The review will assess past accomplishments of the Network, the role that COSEE fills in the overall landscape of ocean science education, and the emerging opportunities on which COSEE can capitalize if NSF funding is continued. With an eye toward the future, COSEE is engaging in a range of activities aimed at eliciting community input into a strategic vision for the future of COSEE or a follow-on program. Among these activities is hosting a COSEE Community Meeting in which members of the science and education communities come together to contribute their perspectives and ideas on how the Network might evolve over the next decade. A variety of disciplinary expertise is sought, including members of the learning science and ocean science research communities, cyberlearning/cyberinfrastructure experts, ocean science educators, and education/outreach specialists at major NSF-funded facilities. The outcome of the meeting will be a strategic vision document based on the recommendations formulated during the meeting.
The Community Meeting application deadline is September 10th, 2010. Please feel free to contact Cheryl Peach, Chair, COSEE Community Meeting Steering Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.