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2018 International AMOC Meeting SciComm Event

SciComm Meets AMOC
Thursday, July 26
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Alexander Room

Join us for an evening discussion on what makes science newsworthy, tips for interviewing and speaking with the media, and ideas on talking about AMOC research. In an open dialogue format, Alex Harris from the Miami Herald and Erica Rule of NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory will share their insights to help make you a better science communicator. You will also have the opportunity to share any experiences on talking about AMOC research in the media.

This event will be limited to the first 30 participants to register. No prior science communication experience required. Refreshments will be served.


Erica Rule, NOAA AOML  Erica Rule, NOAA AOML

Erica is the communications director at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. In this capacity, she manages science communications, for topics such as hurricanes, coral ecosystems, ocean acidification, global ocean observing systems, oceans and climate. Erica has experience telling stories of AOML’s research to everyone from kids to Congress. She received her masters in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science, and a B.S. in Biology.


Alex Harris, Miami Herald  Alex Harris, Miami Herald

Alex covers climate change for the Miami Herald, with a focus on the daily impact to residents. She's covered the Pulse massacre, the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys and the Parkland school shooting. In Miami, she heads the local chapter of the Online News Association. She graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in journalism and sustainability studies.


Tuesday, July 24

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Thursday, July 26

Friday, July 27


Abstract submission: February 28

Registration: July 2