Media Fellowships and Workshops
SeaWeb offers scholarships to qualified journalists so that they may attend and report on ocean-related conferences. Our scholarship program is intended to enhance media coverage of new research findings and issues of concern. We support ocean science reporting by connecting journalists with leading experts, providing background information on marine issues and offering field trips for hands-on exploration.
If you are an active journalist and would like to receive information about upcoming scholarship opportunities, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|SeaWeb’s Liz Neeley leads a discussion on ocean conservation for more than a dozen media fellows.
Please return soon for information on upcoming fellowships.
The 11th International Coral Reef Symposium: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, July 7–11, 2008 >>
The 7th Pacific Islands Conference for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas: Cook Islands, July 6
– 13, 2002 >>
The 9th International Coral Reef Symposium: Bali, Indonesia, October 22
– 27, 2000 >>
Past Media Fellows:
Justin Kili, Veteran Journalist, Papua New Guinea >>
The 11th International Coral Reef Symposium: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, July 7–11, 2008
SeaWeb is offering travel scholarships for media to attend the world’s preeminent summit on coral reef science and management. At this year’s International Coral Reef Symposium, the media will have access to leading ocean experts from around the world and to press briefings on the latest scientific findings, as well as a field trip to see firsthand the threats to coral reefs.
Held only once every four years, the International Coral Reef Symposium will host more than 2,500 international scientists, policy makers, managers and conservationists. This year’s symposium occurs during the 2008 International Year of the Reef. Key focuses of the symposium include the challenges that climate change, overfishing and pollution pose to coral reefs. Symposium sessions will be held in a question-driven format, with reports and breaking news on:
• The emerging link between ocean acidification and coral reef health
• Diseases killing coral reefs around the world
• Recovery of coral reef ecosystems following bleaching episodes
• Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
Open to reporters, editors, science writers and freelance journalists in print, broadcast and online media.
For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/index.html.
About the application process: Applications are no longer being accepted.
The 7th Pacific Islands Conference for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas: Cook Islands, July 6–13, 2002
The 7th Pacific Islands Conference for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas was held to celebrate the region’s previous nature conservation strategies and to define the future conservation agenda.
SeaWeb provided the Pacific Ocean Sciences Fellowship for journalists from major media markets in the Pacific Islands and around the world to inform them about Pacific Ocean sciences. The chief goal was familiarize a group of influential journalists with important regional marine conservation issues and leaders.
The participants came from a wide range of media outlets in various countries and regions, including Australia, Europe, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and the United States. The journalists attended talks, press briefings and field trips to ocean lab activities covering the range of key regional issues and had access to marine conservationists in the region.
SeaWeb thanks its partners the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme and the Pacific Islands News Association for their assistance in the development and implementation of this workshop.
Read the PICNCPA Agenda.
9th International Coral Reef Symposium (9ICRS): Bali, Indonesia, October 22–27, 2000
Every four years, 1,500 of the world’s leading coral reef experts meet as part of the International Coral Reef Symposium to exchange ideas and disseminate information. Coral reef health is important worldwide, so the information presented at this meeting needs to reach beyond the scientific world.
SeaWeb provided scholarships to 45 journalists from around the world to attend ICRS. All media received background materials and other support from SeaWeb.
These journalists came from around the globe
— Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States
— and a wide variety of media, ranging from Nature to the Malaysian Star.
Read the 9ICRS News Briefing Schedule.