You can also get involved with groups in the Oceans Portal community, such as Waves of Change, that is working to protect the oceans and use ocean resources in a more sustainable way.
If you are a professional in an ocean related field, there are several ways you can become involved as a contributor.
Three of the key opportunities for ocean experts are described below:
Authors - contribute content auch as articles, video, news, and resources and/or expanding existing articles in areas of expertise.
Topic Editors - oversee specific subject areas in the oceans arena, often as part of large group of editors on a subject. They approve, recommend for revision, or decline articles for publication, and help set overall content and governance policies. Topic Editors are also encouraged to contribute articles in their areas of expertise. Your contributions are commensurate with your time constraints and interest.
Networking Contributor - Network contributors identify colleagues, partners, students, etc., in their respective networks who they have determined can make a valuable contribution to the Oceans Portal and invite them to submit their contributions. As a trusted ocean expert, we invite you to recruit your colleagues to join us.
There are also roles for non-oceans experts in many areas. We need volunteers with skills in copy-editing, design work, or image gathering.
Why allocate your scarce time to this initiative?
There are many potential rewards:
Your work will reach a wider and more diverse audience than with traditional print publications.
Your work remains up-to-date.
Your work will enhance your professional development.
You will be part of a publishing model that is rapidly changing the world with timely content and expert review for quality assurance.
Your professional networks will be enhanced.
If you are interested in making a contribution and joing the team please send an email
to Dr. David W. Randle expressing your interest.
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