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.
Information about the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge will be announced soon, so check back for updates! To learn more about Ocean 180 and how to get involved, please take a look at the recording of the Ocean 180 Information Session.


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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 30,000 middle school students participated as judges in the 2014 Challenge.

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Bring research to life

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Share your research with students from around the world through a 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. Find out how to register your class for the 2015 Challenge.

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Updates and News

Ocean 180 Winners Announced! Ocean 180 Video Challenge winners have been announced! See the winning video abstracts... More detail
Ocean 180 Information Session Recording The organizers of the Ocean 180 Video Challenge held online forums on November... More detail

Sponsoring Partners

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By the Numbers

During the 2014 Ocean 180 Video Challenge, 30,975 students participated as judges in 48 US states, Washington, D.C., US Virgin Islands, and 13 countries.

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