Dear Census Community,
It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since our culminating events last October. Many of you have moved on to new things, and now it is time for the SSC and Secretariat to do the same. This is our final farewell and thanks to you all of you who have made the Census program so successful and, above all, so enjoyable.
But, while we officially close the Census program office, we know that most you – the researchers, projects, and committees – are still active, analyzing your Census data, producing papers, and launching related initiatives. We would like to applaud and highlight some of these ongoing efforts…
Where to begin?!...
The past year was filled with meetings to disseminate the results of the Census to national audiences. These took place in Canada, Chile, India, Venezuela, and Australia.
Citizens of the Sea, has reached best seller status! And its author, Nancy Knowlton, was a
Heinz Award recipient this year, noting her roles in the Census among her accomplishments.
Paul Snelgrove’s book, Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life, still receives favorable reviews. Paul continues to make presentations about the book and the Census around the world, including a prestigious talk at the TEDGlobal in Edinburgh.
Our colleagues still give lectures and presentations about the Census at the request of the global community, particularly still around the popular Galatée Oceans film. Just in the last month, Myriam Sibuet gave several lectures in Taiwan and Patricia Miloslavich in Venezuela associated with viewings of the film.
The Census is quickly infiltrating the graphic novel market. The ChEss ladies, Maria Baker and Eva Ramirez-Llodra, advised the development of a new comic book, Paradise in the Abyss, about the discovery of hydrothermal vents – featuring our own Fred Grassle as a character! Laetitia Plaisance of the CReefs team is currently working on her own comic book about marine creatures.
In July, we learned that the Census SSC was awarded the 2011 International Cosmos Prize. This was one of the few times the award has been given to a group of people, and, in October, Ian Poiner, Myriam Sibuet, Victor Gallardo, Yoshihisa Shirayama, and Patricia Miloslavich, and Jesse Ausubel traveled to Japan for a series of events surrounding the award ceremony. In addition to a monetary prize, the Cosmos prize includes an artistically crafted gold medal and ornate box of aged wood. The medal and its box will be displayed at the Sant Ocean Hall of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as part of a small Census exhibit that will remain there for at least a year. The chairs of the SSC are determining the best use of the monetary prize (40 million yen) and information about this will be sent before the end of 2011.
In September, the 2nd World Conference on Marine Biodiversity was the largest meeting of ever of the marine biodiversity community, with nearly 1,000 people present in Aberdeen. The scientific talks were timely and interesting, many of which stemmed from Census results. One of our favorite painters, Lily Simonson, was also in attendance to produce an original painting from scratch with all of the conference eyes watching. She even made a sale – CAML’s own Louise Allcock purchased the finished painting!
The next World Conference will be held in Qingdao, China, in 2014, hosted by our Census China colleagues, SUN Song and others, of the Institute of Oceanology.
The “Beyond 2010” group, officially called the Science Planning Committee and chaired by Paul Snelgrove and Patricia Miloslavich, has been working since early 2011 to outline the scope of a new international, all-species/all-habitats research program on marine biodiversity to follow on from the Census work. They used the opportunity of the World Conference to present this program, Life in a Changing Ocean (LICO), to the community. A revised prospectus based on the Aberdeen meeting is coming soon and will be posted on the Life in a Changing Ocean website. The group is seeking some initial support to formally launch activities, with a few proposals in the works. Many of you have already contacted Paul and Patricia to be part of this growing group. Please continue to approach them for updates and ways to be involved. We especially encourage the NRICs to use the opportunity of LICO and other international networks, such asINDEEP, that have formed as legacies of the Census to continue networking and partnering with colleagues around the world.
The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) started as the data integration component of the Census, and has become one of the main Census legacies that continues to develop and expand. The number of records and number of datasets available through OBIS keeps growing, and currently stands at well over 30 million records and over 1000 datasets. Increasingly, OBIS data are being taken up by scientists for analyses and by international organizations to inform management of the marine environment. At the end of the Census, several organizations offered in-kind assistance to help OBIS. These offers are now becoming reality: the OBIS web site and database now runs on IT infrastructure made available by partners in the OBIS network. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO has adopted OBIS as one of its activities under its International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange programme. Unfortunately, much uncertainty remains in OBIS’ funding future, and in- kind and real financial support are urgently needed to guarantee OBIS’ survival. For more information, contact Edward Vanden Berghe at the OBIS international Project Office at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
Moving on to some new science results and activities…
Ann Bucklin and colleagues continue the zooplankton studies begun under CMarZ. She is currently at sea in Antarctica aboard the Laurence M. Gould. You can follow this Antarctic Salp Genomics cruise at their blog.
The paper by Camilo Mora et al. (2011) on “How Many Species Are There on Earth and in the Ocean?” has received over 40,000 views at PLoS Biology! It is clearly an important paper and will no doubt receive continued recognition from the science community and science-interested media. Also impressive, the NRIC synthesis paper, “A Census of Marine Biodiversity Knowledge, Resources, and Future Challenges,” by Costello et al. in PLoS ONE has received over 10,000 views.Knowing the number of species on Earth is one of the most basic yet elusive questions in science. Unfortunately, obtaining an accurate number is constrained by the fact that most species remain to be described and because indirect attempts to answer this question have been highly controversial. Here, we document that the taxonomic classification of species into higher taxonomic groups (from genera to phyla) follows a consistent pattern from which the total number of species in any taxonomic group can be predicted. Assessment of this pattern for all kingdoms of life on Earth predicts∼8.7 million (±1.3 million SE) species globally, of which ∼2.2 million (±0.18 million SE) are marine. Our results suggest that some 86% of the species on Earth, and 91% in the ocean, still await description. Closing this knowledge gap will require a renewed interest in exploration and taxonomy, and a continuing effort to catalogue existing biodiversity data in publicly available databases.
Members of the CReefs team have just deployed some of their ARMs in the Red Sea. This is a first for the Red Sea and a great opportunity to further globalize CReefs research and the international life gauge approach.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hosted a workshop to examine the establishment of a U.S. Animal Telemetry Observing Network that would be part of the national ocean observing system. TOPP and POST participated in this and the system would heavily integrate TOPP, POST and OTN technologies.
Several new publications have come out in just the past month or so:
A special CAML issue of Deep Sea Research II, edited by Angelika Brandt and Brigitte Ebbe: Ocean Biodiversity – From Pelagic Processes to Deep-Sea Response. DSRII,
Plaisance et al. (2011). The Diversity of Coral Reefs: What Are We Missing? PLoS ONE, 6(10): e25026. (CReefs)
Plaisance et al. (2011). Using DNA Barcoding and Standardized Sampling to Compare Geographic and Habitat Differentiation of Crustaceans: A Hawaiian Islands Example. Diversity, 4: 581-591. (CReefs)
Zinger et al. (2011). Global Patterns of Bacterial Beta-Diversity in Seafloor and Seawater Ecosystems. PLoS ONE, 6(9): e24570. (ICoMM)
HMAP PLoS CollectionSpatial and Seasonal Distribution of Whaling and Whales in the Age of Sail,
A special report from the American Academy of Microbiology on “The Rare Biosphere,” based on a colloquium organized by Mitch Sogin and Julian Caley. The colloquium reviewed the current state of research on the rare biosphere and described knowledge gaps for future work. Several Census collaborators participated in the meeting.
A report from a workshop on “Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas in the Pelagic Realm.” This is an example from the ongoing partnership between the Census community (led by Pat Halpin and his team at Duke) and the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) to provide input and EBSA examples to the Convention on Biological Diversity to meet its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
And here are a few more things you can look forward to on the horizon…
CenSeam will soon be launching its PLoS collection. Watch for that (at www.ploscollections.org/CenSeam) before the end of the year. In 2012, we expect additional PLoS collections from GoMA and WoRMS.
Alex Rogers and colleagues from ChEss have a paper in press with PLoS Biology on “The discovery of new deep-sea hydrothermal vent communities in the Southern Ocean and implications for biogeography.” The paper presents the Antarctic vent ecosystems as a new vent biogeographic province and suggest that vent biogeography is even more complex than previously thought. Of special note: the expedition behind this work also discovered a new “yeti’ (Kiwa n. sp.) species! So be on the lookout for that.
A new book on The Biology of Squat Lobsters by Australian colleagues Gary Poore, Shane Ahyong, and Joanne Taylor will be published by the end of the year.
An article by Lisa Levin and Myriam Sibuet on “Understanding Continental Margin Biodiversity: A New Imperative” is published in the Annual Review of Marine Science, Vol. 4, 2012.
In January, Census Indonesia will host a national workshop on Census 2010 results and the future.
The Census will be featured in an exhibit as part of the Ocean and Coast Best Practice Area of the Expo 2012 in Yeosu, Korea. Particularly of note is that the travelling exhibit Deeper Than Light, of the deep-sea Census projects will also be part of the Census exhibit. The Expo runs from May 12 to August 12, 2012 and will be attended by millions of visitors.
Patricio Bernal and Pat Halpin have been engaged in the process of incorporating oceans issues into the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which will take place in June 2012. They may be asking for help from some of you along the way.
We know that this is probably just a small sample of the activity that continues as a legacy to the Census. We wish we could highlight everything, but know that we appreciate everything that everyone has given – and continues to give – to the Census portfolio. We wish you all the best in the future.
As we say our final goodbye, attached is some logistical information about how you can continue to access information and documents produced during the Census.
Victor Ariel Gallardo
Dear Census Community,
In London, many of you met David Penman, who was contracted by Sloan to review the governance, “operations,” and related aspects of the Census program. Some of you contributed to the report through interviews and other input into the process, and we thank you for that. The final report from David and his colleagues is now available and attached. I hope you will all find it interesting and useful.
Dear Census community,
I hope you have all been well since the October events and our last email update!
As you know, we’ve had a Science Planning Committee (list included in attachment) hard at work developing the idea for a new international marine biodiversity science program. The result is “Life in a Changing Ocean,” and the prospectus is attached.
Life in a Changing Ocean does maintain much of the spirit of the first Census by putting an emphasis on species, focusing on collaboration and synthesis, and being open to a diverse network of people, projects, and partners. The chosen themes do take on some specific new challenges in marine biodiversity science; however, the themes are meant to be cross-cutting and broad enough to incorporate wide participation and interest. In this vision, there is a place for exploration and taxonomic study, as well as applied research for societal benefit.
Over the next few months, teams are organizing to further develop the themes, including documentation describing the effort, strategic approaches, and proposals. These teams would welcome input from those interested (leaders are listed below). At the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity in Aberdeen on September 30 – October 1, 2011, we are holding a workshop to get broader input on the program goals, to engage the community it and discuss ways forward, and to hopefully (if funding is secured by then) formally launch the program.
Life in a Changing Ocean themes:
· Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (leaders: Roberto Danovaro and Masahiro Nakaoka)
· Biodiversity and Ocean Spatial Planning (leaders: Philippe Archambault and George Shillinger)
· Biodiversity Observation (leaders: Linda Amaral-Zettler and Richard Brinkman)
· Biodiversity and Sustainable Ocean Use (leaders: Henn Ojaveer and Lynne Shannon)
More information on the Aberdeen workshop (including registration) is here: http://www.comlsecretariat.org/community-resources/beyond-2010-workshop/
Note, the prospectus lists a website for Life in a Changing Ocean, but that website is not launched yet. It will be available within a couple of weeks.
Please let me know if you have any questions. We are happy for your feedback about the program, as well as suggestions for possible participant projects, networks, programs, etc.
(on behalf of the Science Planning Committee)
Dear Census of Marine Life Community,
With the conclusion of the first Census of Marine Life in London in October 2010, the Census Secretariat is organizing a forward-looking workshop to be held in conjunction with the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (Scotland, September 2011). The goal of this workshop is to discuss a strategic plan for a marine biodiversity research program that would build on the first Census baseline and assets. We are pleased to announce that registration for this workshop, which we are tentatively titling the “Beyond 2010” Workshop, is now open. Please see the information below and attached for more details. Please feel free to forward to interested colleagues, as this conference is open to previous Census participants and new participants.
“Beyond 2010” Workshop:
Building a New International Science Program Beyond the First Census of Marine Life
The Census of Marine Life was a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans – past, present, and future. In 2010, the Census program concluded, having collected the world’s first comprehensive baseline of information on marine life across all taxa and in all ocean realms, against which future change can be measured.
The Census was particularly successful in creating a global network of marine biologists, ecologists, biogeographers, taxonomists, technologists, and other professionals with a common goal of better understanding marine biodiversity. Members of the Census community and a Science Planning Committee have been preparing a scientific strategy to catalyze a new program of integrated international research in marine biodiversity in the spirit of the first Census but addressing new questions and emerging themes of importance to the scientific community and society as a whole.
The aim of the “Beyond 2010” workshop is to present and discuss this strategy, with a focus on engagement of the broader scientific community and plans and actions for implementation.
This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2nd World Conference on Marine Biodiversity in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Dates: 30 September 2011, beginning at 1400 (exact times and end times to be determined)
1 October 2011, beginning at 0900 (exact times and end times to be determined)
Location: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Crombie Suite A (tentative), Aberdeen, Scotland
Registration: FREE (but space is limited, and preregistration is strongly encouraged). Please see http://www.comlsecretariat.org/community-resources/beyond-2010-workshop/ to register.
Travel support is NOT currently available for this meeting. Please direct any questions to CensusRegistration@oceanleadership.org.
2011.2.16 Email(2011.2.16): Book award and an update on activities from the Census ? Feb. 2011 (from Kristen Yarincik)
Dear Census community,
While our Decade of Discovery has officially come to a close, the Census Projects and NRICs are still productive, as you have seen through the E&O Updates, which will be periodically sent to the community through the end of June. Within the Secretariat, we continue to promote the results of the Census 2010 and facilitate strategic planning for follow-on research activities and we will keep you up to date on these activities through November 2011.
1) McIntyre book wins two PROSE awards The Census Project volume, Life in the World’s Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance, has won two American Publishers Awards for Professional & Scholarly Excellence (PROSE awards): the Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics and the Award for Earth Sciences. This award recognizes an achievement that spans the entire Census community and honors the hard work by all of you to make this such a stellar book. Please note an electronic version of Life in the World’s Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance will be available for free download from the Census website beginning in mid-June (for a period of two years). Read more about the awards at: http://www.proseawards.com/news.html.
2) A thank you for the Annual Reports
The Secretariat and SSC would like to thank the Projects and NRICs for submitting such detailed and thoughtful (final!) Annual Reports. These have been widely read by the Census leadership and were helpful in the SSC’s reflections on the Census’ successes and lessons (see #6 below). We will continue to use the information in the reports as we compile statistics and look to build on ongoing elements from the first Census. While we will not publicize the reports or distribute them widely, we are happy to share the report (excluding financials) with any interested Census Project or NRIC. If you would like to see a particular report, please email Heather Mannix.
3) “Beyond 2010” science strategy
The Secretariat is supporting a new international committee – the “Beyond 2010 Census of Marine Life Science Planning Committee” or SPC for short – which has the responsibility to shape a follow‐on effort to the Census that will facilitate ongoing international collaboration, build on the baseline of the first Census, and incorporate integrative questions and themes in a strategy for a new [as yet unfunded] marine biodiversity science program. In formulating the new scientific strategy, the SPC will build on the earlier discussions of the Census “Science Council” and the October 7th Leadership meeting in London and actively build support for a new program, both financially via proposals and scientifically through partnership building and community engagement. The SPC will solicit input and feedback from the broader Census community through their effort at milestone points in the process. They are currently collecting information on emerging marine science initiatives that could be integrated into the strategy and welcome any suggestions (send suggestions to Kristen Yarincik).
SPC members currently include: Patricia Miloslavich (Co-Chair, Venezuela); Paul Snelgrove (Co-Chair, Canada); Linda Amaral-Zettler (USA); Philippe Archambault (Canada); S.T. Balasubramanian (India); Richard Brinkman (Australia); Roberto Danovaro (Italy); Xinzheng Li (China); Masahiro Nakaoka (Japan); Henn Ojaveer (Estonia); Eva Ramirez-Llodra (Spain); and George Shillinger (USA). The SPC has been meeting via teleconference, but will hold its first official meeting on 29-31 March in Washington, DC.
The new “Beyond 2010” strategy will be presented to the marine biodiversity science community during a workshop on 30 September – 1 October 2011 in association with the 2nd World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (Aberdeen, UK). The meeting will be open registration (registration details will be sent when available) to ensure the broadest input and visibility for engaging interested scientists. The workshop is already noted on the WCMB website, with more information forthcoming http://www.marine-biodiversity.org/programme/associated-meetings/.
4) World Conference on Marine Biodiversity
In addition to the “Beyond 2010” workshop, the Census will have a strong presence at the World Conference. In addition to numerous abstracts submitted by the Census community, there will be a themed session on “The Census of Marine Life and beyond” (see: http://www.marine-biodiversity.org/programme/themed-sessions/). We encourage the Census community to contribute to this session.
5) Census Portal and Project and NRIC websites
The E&O Team at URI is currently updating the Census Portal to reflect the end of the Census. We suggest that the Projects and NRICs might have a look at their sites to see what might be out of date and in need of updating to reflect the Census conclusion. News and links to new published materials are still posted on the Portal, but, by the end of June, the website will transition into a static informational archive. In preparation for this, it would be helpful to know which Project and NRIC sites will remain operational. Please inform Darlene Crist if there will be any change in your website’s status. Please also send Darlene any news items you would like to share with the Census network, as the E&O Team will continue to issue the E&O newsletter intermittently through the end of June.
6) Lessons learned from the Census: David Penman evaluation and SSC reflections
David Penman continues to progress his review of the Census program. He interviewed many member of the Census community, as well as leaders of other science initiatives, and reviewed the documentation outlining the Census’ development, implementation, and governance. Based on all of this information, he is preparing a report on lessons with respect to governance, leadership, management, support systems, and outreach and education, which will include guidelines for future international programs. This report should be available around the end of April and will be distributed to the Census community. Similarly, the SSC performed its own assessment of the successes and lessons from the Census. They met on 25-26 January in Washington, DC to undertake this self-assessment of the program. The SSC review focused on – and makes recommendations with respect to – science goals, legacy goals, governance and operational systems, the Sloan Foundation role, financial performance and leveraging, globalization, training impacts, technology impacts, spin-offs, communication and outreach, and program impact and uptake. A report from this meeting is in preparation. The primary audience for the report is the Sloan Foundation, but we are happy to make it available to members of the Census community upon request (contact Kristen Yarincik). A version of the report more geared toward external audiences is being considered.
Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to forward this information more broadly to your colleagues.
Please find attached the Summary resulting from the 7 October “What’s Next?” discussion held following the Decade of Discovery events in London. The document outlines the suggested research directions of a future Census program resulting from two consecutive sessions of discussions with Project Leaders and NRIC Leaders.
We welcome your input on the document, so please feel free to send any comments or suggestions to us here at the Secretariat, and we will make sure it is integrated into future discussions.
We had some email issues with a previous attempt by Brett to send this out, so apologies for any duplication.
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
--Kristen (and Brett)
London Leadership Meeting Summary October 7
As we near the London crescendo, I write to thank all of you and your associates.
Over the past months I have had the privilege of participating in the synthesis activities of the Census. The achievements of the community are extraordinary. The books by Paul Snelgrove,Alasdair McIntyre, Nancy Knowlton and the National Geographic map reporting the Census are printed. So, is the 64-page Highlights report, and its 1600-word summary translated into 10 languages. The greatly enhanced OBIS portal is up and now contains what/where records for over 120,000 species. The valid names in the Register of Marine Species now exceed 200,000. The Encyclopedia of Life has pages with vetted content for more than 89,000 species and you can make EOL an Encyclopedia of Marine Life simply by going to its Preferences tab and highlighting “marine species” in the content settings / browse classification box. Marine barcoders have DNA identifiers for about 35,000 species. Scores of papers are appearing in the PLoS CoML Collections and almost all these papers will shortly have embedded links from species names to the relevant species page in the Encyclopedia of Life. The overview paper for the NRIC collection in PLoS One has already been viewed an extraordinary 5,321 times. Galatee’s Oceans film is an incomparable emblem for marine life, and has so far grossed more than $80 million globally, and thus ranks as the 4th most successful documentary of all time.
The performance stems from your great ideas and determined implementation. Every one of the 14 field projects has flourished, as well as the History and Futures projects and OBIS . The National and Regional Implementation Committees performed superb studies and rooted the Census in many more locales. The Education and Outreach Team, Mapping and Visualization Team, and Synthesis Group multiplied the value of everyone else’s work. The Scientific Steering Committee and Secretariat managed an effort of enormous complexity with endless energy, wisdom, and focus.
I know you will be delighted to learn from one another when we meet in London. For those of you not attending London, the Highlights report will become available on line on Monday 4 October, along with content in many other forms, including the song contributed to the Census by musicians associated with the Grateful Dead and Talking Heads.
On Tuesday 28 September, Terry Collins will begin to circulate a Press Release, embargoed til Monday 4 October, about the Decade of Discovery of the Census. You may hear from Terry, if reporters have questions about particular habitats, regions, taxa, or technology.
Personally, I know the Census has far exceeded my expectations. It has gratified both through accomplishment of tasks we anticipated and wonderful surprises.
The Sloan Foundation wants the final phase of the First Census to be a joy for all of you and, even more important, a boost for marine life. We count on your continuing creativity and vigor. A salute to inventor Fred and captain Ian and all aboard!
Please scroll through the 4 messages below from Terry Collins, who helps the CoML with outreach to the world media, about the public interest in the recently published reports about regional biodiversity. This coverage follows by less than a week tremendous public interest in the reports from FMAP about global phytoplankton declines and global biodiversity patterns. See also attached a brief but nice piece that appeared in Science today. We are greatly encouraged by the public fascination with marine life, which can help both marine life and marine science.
The events 4-6 October in London will offer a unique opportunity to share the wonderful achievements of all the elements of the CoML. The public interest in the findings and discoveries also stresses the value of:
-- Submitting as much of your work for publication before 4 October as possible
-- Updating your websites
-- Preparing outstanding presentations for London (reminder due date 13 August for near-final drafts)
We appreciate your tireless efforts. If we can help in any way let us know. Let's make October an extraordinary time for marine life and marine science.
Ian, Myriam, Victor, Patricia, Ron, Kristen and Jesse (on behalf of all the Census leadership)
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 6:54 PM
Subject: 4th wave of stories - Census of Marine Life - NRIC collection of papers at PLoS ONE
Please find available for download here<http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3960397/4th%20wave.zip> (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3960397/4th%20wave.zip) original stories by 28 more reporters:
Four international newswires (new total: 34 wires)
ANA - Greece
Europa Press - Spain
PAP - Poland
QMI - Canada
Also appended: the stories by Agence France Presse in German and Japanese, and by Spain's EFE newswire in Portuguese.
Five major dailies
Daily Telegraph (column) - UK
Daily Yomiuri - Japan
DongA Ilbo - Korea
La Repubblica - Italy
Victoria Times Colonist - Canada
19 online media sites
US News and World Report<http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2010/08/04/marine-census-still-counting-new-life-forms.html>-USA
Scientific American - USA
KYW Newsradio 1060 (re. Fred Grassle)- USA
BBC Mundo - Brazil
3 News NZ - New Zealand
Novinsky - Czech Rep.
Pravda Slovakia - Slovakia
Algerie-Focus - Algeria
Radio Taiwan International - Taiwan
Sciscape - China
Gandul - Romania
Rzeczpospolita - Poland
BioOnNews - China
Voice of America - Vietnamese - USA
Ukranews - Ukraine
Η Αυγή - Greece
Athens24 - Greek
Scientias - Netherlands
Our Amazing Planet - USA
Asia Today - Korea
Dünya Bülteni - Turkey
Yeni Asır - Turkey
The coverage summary under construction online here<http://spreadsheets1.google.com/ccc?key=tDNvi4XEK37BgLZhujc5CSA#gid=10> (http://spreadsheets1.google.com/ccc?key=tDNvi4XEK37BgLZhujc5CSA#gid=10)
shows stories have now been captured in 22 languages across 51 countries.
Please find available for download here<http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3960397/3rd%20wave%20of%20stories.zip> (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3960397/3rd%20wave%20of%20stories.zip) original stories by 22 more reporters (brings to about 100 the number of journalists -- not including bloggers -- known to have written stories).
3 international newswires
Reuters - UK
ANSA - Italy
Adnkronos news service - Lebanon
Also appended: the Associated Press story in Spanish
8 major national newspapers / magazines
Guardian - (4th story, Leo Hickman) - UK
Hindustan Times - India
The Age - Australia
The Australian - Australia
LA STAMPA (2 stories) - Italy
Correio Braziliense - Brazil
Le Devoir - Canada
(Of note: The story made page A1 of at least nine daily newspapers today - the pdfs are available here<http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3960397/Front%20pages.zip> (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3960397/Front%20pages.zip):
Philadelphia Inquirer, USA
The Guardian, London, UK
Der Tagesspeigel, Berlin Germany
Globe and Mail - Toronto, Canada
Le Devoir, Montreal, Canada
Telegraph, Calcutta, India
El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile
La Voix du Luxembourg - Luxembourg
Estado De Minas - Brazil
11 online media
UN Wire - USA
Radio-Canada - Canada
Deutsche Welle (Portuguese) - Germany
Developpement Durable - France
Maxisciences - France
20 Minutes - France
Presseurop (French, Italian)
Tascali - Italy
Aysor - Armenia
Ushuaia - France
Heise - Germany
Ente Nazionale Protezione Animali - Italy
The coverage summary under construction online here<http://spreadsheets1.google.com/ccc?key=tDNvi4XEK37BgLZhujc5CSA#gid=10> (http://spreadsheets1.google.com/ccc?key=tDNvi4XEK37BgLZhujc5CSA#gid=10)
shows stories were distributed by at least 28 different international newswires, some in multiple languages (Agence France Presse alone distributed four stories in six languages).
The story is known to have been published in the print editions of at least three dozen international daily newspapers, was broadcast by more than a dozen radio and TV networks, including CNN International, ABC News Australia, and BBC Radio 5 Live, and has been captured in 15 languages from about 540 media sites across 42 countries.
While the coverage was highly positive towards the Census, it will be interesting to reflect on the impact of this release on the October launch and some lessons learned.
It is great fun and a privilege to assemble and distribute these summaries, which reflect the work of many people at URI, Ocean Leadership, National Geographic, the NRIC committees and their partners, and of course the scientists and leaders of the Census who both did the work behind the great news content and persevered with patience through dozens of interviews.
Please find available for download here<http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3960397/2nd%20wave%20-%20CoML%20PLoS%202.zip> (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3960397/2nd%20wave%20-%20CoML%20PLoS%202.zip)
original stories by 35 more reporters:
6 international newswires
FBN / STT - Finland
PresseText (2 stories) - Austria Germany Switzerland
InterRight News Agency - Russian
Kyodo News, English - Japan
Asian News International - India
PTE - Germany
also appended: the Agence France Presse story in Chinese.
17 major national newspapers / magazines
Nature - UK
Philadelphia Inquirer - (pg A1) USA
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (pg. A1) Germany
Le Devoir (pg. A1; awaiting full text) - Canada
Die Zeit - Germany
Der SPIEGEL - Germany
der Tagesspiegel - Germany
Berliner Morgenpost - Germany
Le Monde - France
Corriere della Sera - Italy
Berner Zeitung - Switzerland
Australian Geographic - Australia
Haaretz - Israel
Publico - Spain
El Periodico - Spain
El Columbiano - Columbia
Metropol - Hungary
12 online media
CBS - USA
CNN - USA
Voice of America - USA
National Geographic Japanese - Japan
Radio New Zealand - NZ
ABC Radio News - Australia
CBC National Radio - As It Happens - Canada
Asylum - UK
ABC - Spain
Vietnam+ - Vietnam
ORF - Austria
Short News - Germany
Ron has has been booked by CNN International this afternoon.
Coverage on CBC TV's The National last night can be viewed online at www.cbc.ca/thenational/watch<http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/watch>
Globe and Mail (in print, full page, pg. A9) - Canada
Vancouver Sun (pg. A1) - Canada
And the Census was the subject of the signature pun at the end of the intro at the top of As It Happens, CBC National Radio's long-running evening newsmagazine, heard also in the US on American Public Radio:
"And...re-inventing the eel. The worldwide marine-life census reveals there are, indeed, plenty of fish in the sea -- and we've still got an encouraging case of crabs.
"As It Happens, the Monday edition. Radio that keeps its friends close -- and its anemones closer."
On 2010-08-02, at 8:26 PM, Terry Collins wrote:
As the collection is 30 MB and too big to append, please find available for download here<http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3960397/First%20wave%20-%20CoML%20PLoS.zip> (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3960397/First%20wave%20-%20CoML%20PLoS.zip) the pdfs of the first wave of original stories (by 39 different reporters):
17 international newswires
Associated Press - USA (English and Portuguese)
Agence France Presse - France - 4 stories in English (one main story and three large sidebars catering to the specific interests of the USA (Gulf), Europe (Mediterranean) and Australia. All but the Australian story were also distributed in (at least) Spanish and Portuguese
EFE - Spain
Press Association - UK
PostMedia (formerly CanWest) - Canada
Canadian Press (English and French) - Canada
Australian Associated Press - Australia
NZ Press Association - New Zealand
Deutsche Presse Agentur - Germany
APN - Germany
SDA - Schweizerische Depeschenagentur - Switzerland
ATS - Switzerland
Yonhap - Korea
Lusa - Portugal
MTI - Hungary
ANP - Netherlands
NTB - Norway
11 major national newspapers
Daily Mirror - UK
Daily Mail - UK
Scotsman - UK
Guardian (3 stories) - UK
New Scientist - UK
Frankfurther Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany
El Pais - Spain
Globe and Mail - Canada
Telegraph - Calcutta / New Delhi, India
O Globo - (2 stories) Brazil
Cosmos Magazine - Australia
11 online newsites
Time.com<http://Time.com/> - USA
MSNBC - USA
ABC News - USA
Fox News - USA
National Geographic - USA
Science News - USA
BBC Online - UK
Wissenschaft - Germany
Deutsche Welle Online - Germany
TVI24 - Portugal
Mongabay - Madagascar
Google Sci-Tech News (#2 at this hour in Canada, #6 in the USA)
Globe and Mail online homepage
The stories appear on several hundred media sites worldwide.
The coverage seems extremely positive.
And Australia's toothy-tongued fish seems to be the darling of the world's photo editors this time out.
2010.8.31 Email (2010.7.3): Updated 2010 Census tasks and requests (from Kristen Yarincik)
Dear Census Community,
As promised, attached is an updated list of anticipated requests and tasks from the Census leadership to all of you (as well as what you can expect from us) through the end of 2010. The list is color-coded so easily pick out tasks that are primarily Synthesis-, London-, E&O-, or Program Management-related.
Program Management / Secretariat / Sloan(Green)
We have done our best to identify everything you should have on your radars, but, as you know, new ideas and opportunities never cease to arise, even as London and October are rapidly approaching. If you have any questions, please let me know or feel free to contact the individual(s) identified at each line item.
A couple of points to highlight:
I’ve attached some new expectations with respect to the Encyclopedia of Life. The SSC has identified “easy targets” that we believe are achievable with little difficulty before October and will maximize visibility for both the Census and EOL come London and the release of our various products. Most of these are not new and should not be a surprise, but we know this is the first time we’ve been able to articulate it in such a way, thanks to recent advances in EOL and its tools.
Guidance for London presentations and the development of a large slide library was distributed on June 16th. Many of you have asked when the template (design guidance) and individual Title slides will be made available. The E&O Team will distribute or make these available for you to download next week (by July 9th). We apologize for the delay.
We hope the attached list helps you to better plan the next few months. We understand that this is a busy time and also corresponds with field and holiday season for so many of us. Thank you for your patience. It’s not much longer now!
Thanks in advance,