Filed Under (Examples, links, Resources, Sea Grant, Social media) by admin on 08-02-2010

Handy links to OSG social media and related sites, all in one place (Am I missing anything? Tell me in the comments.) :

Outreach oriented


  • Breaking Waves (OSG news blog)
  • H2ONC – Rob Emanuel’s blog about water, climate and community on the North Coast
  • Words from a Wet Vet – Tim Miller-Morgan’s blog
  • New: Buoy Tales. Visitor Center volunteers  Michael Courtney and Annie Thorp will blog their April 2010 research cruise aboard the RV Wecoma. We’ll be putting the blog’s RSS feed on the Visitor Center Web site to provide instant updates as they post them.
  • ArchivedSounds from the Southern Ocean – Bill Hanshumakers 2006 journal of his experiences on an Antarctic research expedition, which got us started on all this.


  • Communicating Climate Change – Joe Cone’s audio and video interviews with leading social scientists on the challenges of communicating the complexities of climate change with the public.
  • Ocean Learning – Podcast version of short video clips compiled for use with iPods at the HMSC Visitor Center (also available on iTunes)



  • Oregon Sea Grant fan page – Content from our Twitter feed is automatically reposted herem; Pat Kight occasionally adds other information and photos
  • New: HMSC Visitor Center fan page – Within 24 hours of setting this page up and announcing it via a couple of email lists, it had 130+ fans.


Internal use

The following sites are accessible – and in most cases, visible – only to logged in subscribers, but are included here as further examples of the variety of tools available to us.


Easy document sharing, group editing and discussion, ala Wikipedia;  useful for team collaborative efforts. Note: OSU is no longer offering wiki support, so we can’t set up more of these, but older ones may be repurposed for new uses.


  • Sharepoint site (New secure file-sharing and collaboration site for all OSG faculty, staff and advisory council members. If you haven’t made yourselves familiar with this yet, you should.)
  • Pacific Northwest Aquavets – A Google Groups site Tim Miller-Morgan uses to share and discuss content with professional peers around the region.