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.
 Registration for student judges for the 2018 Ocean 180 Challenge is now open.  

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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Challenge Guidelines

Guidelines and FAQs 

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Bring research to life

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Ocean scientists, share your research to 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. Teachers, register your class for the 2018 Challenge today!

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Sponsoring Partners

By the Numbers

Over 40,000 students in 50 US states, the US Virgin Islands, and 25 countries participated as judges in the 2016 Ocean 180 Video Challenge.

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