"Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties
and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life."

Rachel Carson, Help Your Child To Wonder (1956)


Can outreach make you a 'better' scientist?
(summary of a presentation at Euroscience Open Forum 2012)

Public engagement as a "pathway to impact" for research:
RCUK highlights our programme as a case study


Direct public engagement
(public/guest lectures, talks to schools, events/exhibitions, since 2008; total audiences of >16 000 people)

Public talks / events

Wallace in Bristol event, Aug 2013
Hamble Valley Probus, Mar 2013
TEDxSouthamptonUniversity, Mar 2013


"No longer in the dark - our choice for the future of the deep ocean", TEDxSouthamptonUniversity, Mar 2013

Nature Live, Natural History Museum, Feb 2013 (live from sea)
Horsham Geological Field Group, Nov 2012
Science Uncovered, Natural History Museum, Sep 2012
Winchester Science Festival, Jul 2012
University of Southampton Jubilee Open Day, Jun 2012
Wessex Society of Biology, May 2012
INTECH Science Centre adults evening, May 2012
Wykeham Probus, Apr 2012
Ocean & Earth Day, National Oceanography Centre, Mar 2012
Winchester Cafe Scientifique, Feb 2012
Chandler's Ford & Itchen Valley Rotary Club, Jan 2012
"Where no-one has stood before" exhibit, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Sep 2011
(sponsored by SciConnect Ltd and prize money from I'm A Scientist)
Wellington & Monument Probus, May 2011
Dorset Natural History & Archaeology Society, Apr 2011
Winchester University of the Third Age, Apr 2011
Ocean & Earth Day, National Oceanography Centre, Mar 2011
London Diving Chamber Dive Lectures, Royal Geographical Society, Mar 2011
Ecology & Conservation Studies Society, Birkbeck University of London, Nov 2010
Thomas Hardye Community Lecture, Dorchester, Sep 2010
University of Southampton Alumni Reunion, Sept 2010
Southampton Boat Show, Sep 2010
Royal Society "See Further" Cafe Scientifique, June 2010
Planet Ocean Seminar, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Nov 2009
Science Live Oxford, Oct 2009
Southampton Boat Show, Sep 2009
Contributing author, Beyond The Edge Of The Sea exhibition
Bartley Group of Women's Institutes, Jun 2009
Lyme Regis Fossil Fair, May 2009
Countryside Education Trust, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Mar 2009
Endeavour Society, University of Wales Bangor, Mar 2009
Southampton Boat Show, Sep 2008
Chichester University of the Third Age, Jul 2008
Open University Geological Society, May 2008
NOCS Corporate Climate Seminar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London, Feb 2008


Team members at our life-size vents exhibit, Sep 2011

Talks / visits to schools

Academic Summer, Sidcott School, Somerset, Jul 2013
University of Southampton A-level Summer School, Jul 2013
Bournemouth School, May 2013
Ferndown Upper School, Feb 2013 (live from sea)
Downside School, Feb 2013 (live from sea)
Thomas Hardye School, Feb 2013 (live from sea)
Downside School, Oct 2012
Wellington School, Oct 2012
Thomas Hardye School, Oct 2012
London International Youth Science Forum, Aug 2012
University of Southampton A-level Summer Schools, Aug 2012
Thomas Hardye School, May 2012
The Prince's Teaching Institute, Mar 2012
Lychett Minster School, Dorset, Feb 2012
Brentford School for Girls, May 2011
Ferndown High School, Mar 2011
The Prince's Teaching Institute, Mar 2011
Bedales School, Mar 2011
Stonar School, Mar 2011
Thomas Hardye School, May 2010
Chichester College, Oct 2009
Thomas Hardye School, Jun 2009
Havant College, Nov 2008
Chichester College, Nov 2008


"The Press, Watson, is a most valuable institution, if you only know how to use it."
Sherlock Holmes, The Six Napoleons (Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1905)

Media engagement
(items listed show coverage since 2008 involving direct quotes or interviews, and exclude extensive 'churnalism' coverage;
for a lovely example, here's a text-match of one of our press releases and a news story about it)

Print / online

Wellington Weekly News, 10 Jul 2013, p 5
The Guardian online, 05 Jul 2013
BBC News Online, 29 Jun 2013
BBC News Online, 18 May 2013
Yahoo! News, 19 Mar 2013
Southern Daily Echo, 18 Mar 2013
Associated Press, 27 Feb 2013
The Guardian online, 25 Feb 2013
BBC News Online, 21 Feb 2013
REDES magazine, Spain, Jun 2012
The Ecologist, 21 Feb 2012
Caymanian Compass, 12 Jan 2012
Macleans magazine, Canada, 11 Jan 2012
Southern Daily Echo, 10 Jan 2012, p 4
scientias.nl, 11 Jan 2012
New Scientist online, 10 Jan 2012
BBC News Online, 10 Jan 2012
MSNBC.com / OurAmazingPlanet.com, 10 Jan 2012
ScienceNews, 10 Jan 2012
LiveScience.com, 10 Jan 2012
Discovery News, 10 Jan 2012
Nature News Blog, 04 Jan 2012
National Geographic News, 04 Jan 2012
Washington Post, 03 Jan 2012 (& later syndicated elsewhere, e.g. Chicago Daily Herald)
The Guardian, 29 Dec 2011, p 18
The Times, 29 Dec 2011, p 17
Southern Daily Echo, 29 Dec 2011, p 3
BBC News Online, 28 Dec 2011
National Geographic News, 08 Aug 2011
NewScientist.com, 05 Jul 2011
New Scientist, 02 Jul 2011, p 8
CNN.com, 13 Apr 2010
Associated Press, 13 Apr 2010
NationalGeographic.com, 12 Apr 2010
BBC News Online, 11 Apr 2010
NewScientist.com, 11 Apr 2010
Daily Mail Online, 11 Apr 2010
The Times, 11 Apr 2010, p 19
Caymanian Compass, 31 Mar 2010
The Daily Telegraph, 8 Oct 2009
The Times, 7 Oct 2009, p 4
Daily Telegraph, 12 May 2009
Caymanian Compass, 12 Jan 2009
New Scientist, 6 Dec 2008, p 6
Caymanian Compass, 12 Aug 2008
Daily Mail online, 12 Aug 2008
Metro, 12 Aug 2008, p 3
Southern Daily Echo, 11 Aug 2008, p 3
BBC News Online, 09 Aug 2008

Radio / podcasts

The Story, US National Public Radio, 14 Aug 2013
World At One, BBC Radio 4 (live), 29 May 2013
Discovery, BBC World Service, 20 May 2013
Today programme, BBC Radio 4, 21 Feb 2013
The Pod Delusion podcast, 03 Aug 2012
Naked Oceans podcast, 11 Apr 2012
Drivetime, BBC Radio Solent (live), 26 Mar 2012
The Takeaway, US Public Radio, 26 Mar 2012
Newshour, BBC World Service, 26 Mar 2012
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, 20 Mar 2012
Future Tense, ABC Radio National, Australia, 26 Feb 2012
BBC Radio Three Counties, 23 Feb 2012
Good Morning Wales, BBC Radio Wales (live), 23 Feb 2012
The Naked Scientists, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire / Essex / Norfolk / Northampton / Suffolk, 15 Jan 2012, & 5 Live, 16 Jan 2012
Voice of America news, 13 Jan 2012
World Tonight, BBC Radio 4, 28 Dec 2011
Up All Night, BBC Radio 5 Live, 28 Dec 2011
Drive, BBC Radio 5 Live, 28 Dec 2011
Drivetime, BBC Radio Solent (live), 28 Dec 2011
BBC Radio Scotland (live), 28 Dec 2011
BBC Radio Wales (live), 28 Dec 2011
BBC Radio Somerset, 28 Dec 2011
World Update, BBC World Service, 28 Dec 2011
Costing the Earth, BBC Radio 4, 25 May 2011
Radio New Zealand, 24 May 2010
Costing The Earth, BBC Radio 4, 14 Apr 2010
PRI's The World Science podcast, 18 Feb 2010
Today programme, BBC Radio 4, 16 Oct 2009
Analysis, BBC World Service (live), 20 Jul 2009
Oceans: What Lies Beneath? BBC Radio 4 documentary series, 11 / 18 / 25 Mar 2009
BBC WM (live), 20 Aug 2008
BBC Caribbean, 13 Aug 2008
Ocean FM (live), 12 Aug 2008
BBC Radio Solent, 11 Aug 2008
Original 106 FM, 11 Aug 2008

TV news / documentaries / other

Our World: Treasures of the Deep, BBC News Channel / BBC World, 28 Jun 2013
Daily Planet, Discovery Canada, 25 Apr 2013
Channel 4 News (live), 22 Mar 2013
Cayman27 TV news, 25 Feb 2013
Ten O'Clock News, BBC One, 21 Feb 2013
Six O'Clock News, BBC One, 21 Feb 2013
One O'Clock News, BBC One, 21 Feb 2013
BBC World, 21 Feb 2013
BBC Breakfast, BBC One, 21 Feb 2013
Alien Deep, National Geographic TV, Sep 2012 (broadcast in 170+ countries)
Channel 4 News, 26 Mar 2012
BBC News Channel (live), 28 Dec 2011
Six O'Clock News, BBC One, 28 Dec 2011
Country Tracks, BBC One, 8 Aug 2010
Scientific Adviser, The Deep, BBC One drama series, Aug 2010
Channel 4 News (live), 3 Aug 2010
CNC3 News, Trinidad & Tobago, 25 Mar 2010
BBC News Channel, 29 Jul 2008


Same tailor? ;)


Online engagement

Created www.thesearethevoyages.net website
(receiving >279 000 visitors from 90+ countries since March 2010;
for comparison, that's more than the entire population of our home city of Southampton):


"expeditionlog" YouTube channel (>175 000 channel views since January 2009):


@expeditionlog Twitter feed:


"Ocean life" free ebooks:
 


Participant, I'm A Scientist online schools outreach event, June 2010 (winning the prize in the "Neon Zone")


Conference participation

Copley J (2013). No longer in the dark: exploring new life in the depths of the Antarctic and beyond. 24th International Conference on College Teaching & Learning, Jacksonville, Florida.

Copley J (2012). Can outreach make you a 'better' scientist? A personal view. Euroscience Open Forum 2012, Dublin.

Copley J, Marsh L, Nye V et al. (2012). Orbis non sufficit: insights into distributions of vent taxa from recent exploration of new areas. Prof Paul Tyler Retirement Meeting: Deep-Sea Biodiversity and Life-History Processes, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.

Tyler P, Copley J, Linse K, Rogers AD, Clarke A, Marsh L, Roterman C, Thatje S et al. (2011). Discovery of Southern Ocean chemosynthetic ecosystems enhances Antarctic deep-sea biodiversity. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2011, Aberdeen, 33/0459.

Copley J, Nye V, Connelly D, Murton B, Stansfield K & Tyler P (2011). Biology of newly discovered hydrothermal vent fields on the world's deepest seafloor spreading centre. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2011, Aberdeen, 34/0363.

Dahlgren T, Wiklund H, Taboada S, Kemp KM, Jamieson A, Copley J, Smith C & Glover A (2011). Osedax diversity in the Southern Ocean. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2011, Aberdeen, 35/1181.

Nye V, Copley J & Plouviez S (2011). The world's deepest known vent shrimp: a new species of Alvinocarididae from hydrothermal vents on the Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2011, Aberdeen, 30/0332.

Amon D, Glover A, Copley J, Wiklund H & Linse K (2011). Taxonomic composition and microdistribution of the faunal assemblage on a natural whale fall at a depth of 1400 m in the Southern Ocean. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2011, Aberdeen, 33/0367.

Marsh L & Copley J (2011). Faunal microdistributions and assemblage structure at two newly discovered hydrothermal vent fields on the East Scotia Ridge, Southern Ocean, determined by precision ROV videography. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2011, Aberdeen, 34/0370.


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