DV-10-01 Fathoming: An in-depth science news feature

Rob Snyder
Island Institute
P.O. Box 648
386 Main Street
Rockland, Maine 04841

Recognizing an increased demand for scientific and technical information about current issues facing coastal communities, and a concomitant fragmentation of media outlets, the Island Institute and Maine Sea Grant are collaborating on a new science feature in The Working Waterfront newspaper and associated electronic publications. Each month, Island Institute and Maine Sea Grant staff work collaboratively to produce a carefully researched, accurate, and up-to-date article on topics of interest to coastal and island residents. The new column, Fathoming, digs deep into the science behind the headlines. This one-year pilot project leveraged the broad reach of the Island Institute’s publications and Sea Grant’s extensive science translation and communication resources.

Science communication support, $5,000