Reports and other documents
NSF and COSEE Reports
COSEE’s Influence on Scientists’ Professional Practices: Findings from the 2011 COSEE Scientist Study.

The study resulted in several findings regarding survey respondents’ perceptions of COSEE’s impact on various
aspects of their professional practice, most notably the impact of COSEE on respondents’ professional

This document reports on the second network-wide COSEE Scientist Engagement Survey, which focused
on scientist/researchers engaged with COSEE during the 2010 calendar year.  This 2010 cross-Center survey has
generated a second set of reliable, consistent, coherent and comparable data about scientists’ engagement in
COSEE, and, for this year, the benefits that they derive from COSEE.
Previous COSEE Scientist Survey Report
The Evaluators Working Group (EWG) recommendations to COSEE concerning future evaluation efforts.

Our evaluation efforts have focused, and will continue to focus, on identifying and measuring the
effect of COSEE programs, activities and resources on ocean scientists as they develop proposals,
implement actions for broader impacts, design and disseminate innovative educational materials/methods,
and teach or talk to audiences. Additionally, evaluation work will investigate and measure the impact on
formal and informal educators as they integrate ocean literacy principles and concepts into the learning
experiences they design and implement.  (February, 2011)
Evolution of COSEE Evaluation.  This document chronicles the evaluators' progress from individuals within a
Network to an inquiry community.
    Other Reports
    K-12 Teachers Needs Assessment 2009
    (Seattle Aquarium report)   90% of teachers who recently visited the Aquarium said the educational value
    was excellent or above average.
    20% of respondents and their classes visit the Seattle Aquarium with full or partial financial assistance. This
    corresponds to over 10,000 students per year.
    Seafood Watch Report 2009
    Almost every visitor to the Seattle Aquarium receives a Seafood Watch card, with the sizable exception of
    school groups, yet only 1 in 5 understands it and uses it.
    17% of respondents remember knowing about or using the Seafood Watch card.
    Of those who know of the Seafood Watch card or sustainable seafood issues, 50% share it with family and
    OIP (Ocean Inquiry Project) 2009
    Our project, a collaborative effort of Ocean Inquiry Project and COSEE-OLC, ends its first year growing
    The interesting learning for these participants tended to focus on the nature of science: sampling strategies,
    variables and how to think about tests that will help confirm or negate an hypothesis.”  This is one important
    aspect of our principle teaching method - an inquiry style to illuminate the importance of that method in
    Communicating Ocean Science Workshop-Alaksa 2009
    Participants found the sessions very useful for increasing understanding of Alaska oceans education
    The workshop sessions were interesting and useful to those who attended.  The sessions offered new ideas
    for educational outreach and most audience members were interested in considering how to use the
    approaches with their own scientific outreach.