An intriguing new service to link researchers and educators has just gone live on the web. Created by HIMB's Judy Lemus and colleagues, it is a wonderful site. Check it out!
seaHarmony is Live!
COSEE Island Earth is pleased to announce the public launch of seaHarmony, an online collaboration tool that matches ocean science researchers with educators, managers, and traditional practitioners in Hawaii based on compatibility and collaboration preferences. Scientist seeking a community partner? Educator looking to invite a scientist to your classroom? Traditional practitioner searching for a research collaborator? Resource managers wanting to connect with community organizations? All of the above? This site is for you!
A primary goal of seaHarmony is to help ocean scientists interested in broadening the impacts of their research find potential collaborators in education, management, or community engagement. Members are only visible to other members who match their collaboration preferences, and initial contacts are mediated through the seaHarmony website, so contact information of members is protected.
seaHarmony is also a place to post specific projects or opportunities for collaboration, such as ideas for grant proposals, internships, workshops, or public events. These opportunity posts will be visible to all other members of seaHarmony, but the author will also be able to see members that are specifically compatible with that opportunity.
A third feature of the site is an open discussion forum for posting announcements, resources, questions, or comments about any of the nearly 30 ocean science topic areas listed on the site. And weʻre always interested in improving the site, so thereʻs an option to add more ocean science topics.
Log on today to become a member, create a profile, and start collaborating!