Citizen Science, Education, & Outreach by the Southwest Acoustic Ecology Lab
Encouraging public participation in scientific research
The study of sound in the ocean is interdisciplinary and considers math, physics, electronics, computer science, and ecology. This provides a natural opportunity for community engagement in formal education (K-12), informal science learning (museums), and online crowd-sourced citizen science participation.
By initiating creative approaches for public participation in our science, we hope these efforts will lead to:
- New avenues for increasing scientific literacy
- Increase diversity in ocean sciences
- Encourage ‘out of the box’ ideas for new avenues of research
- Expand data collection/analysis potential