Ocean Scientists for Informed Policy
Ocean Scientists for Informed Policy (OSIP) is led by graduate students at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UCSD who want to see good science used to make well-informed policy decisions that affect the oceans. Each year they travel to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). I co-founded this group in 2012 and helped assemble an interdisciplinary team. We created a web series to document our experiences at the Conference of the Parties (COP), and the important global policy issues related to the oceans. I led our media effort, including writing blogs, creating videos and social media. The web series lasted two years, for the COP19: Warsaw, Poland and the COP20: Lima, Peru.
All of our videos are available on our YouTube Channel, here's an example episode. In this video, I discuss the urgency of climate change and global food shortages.
One of the original videos from 2013. We hit the hallways of the conference to see what delegates know about the ocean and climate change. Daily Show style interviews and tongue in cheek remarks on policy.