November 17, 2020

GulfWatch Alaska Team Meeting: Reimagining Virtual

In light of the pandemic, the annual PI meeting was reimagined as a virtual collaboration event. Typically the three-day meeting is held inperson in Anchorage, Homer, or Cordova to discuss program updates and coordinate on synthesis activities. This year, the meeting utilized a virtual platform and diverse agenda to help make the meeting more inclusive, engaging and effective. In addition to the sharing of program and monitoring updates, the team took advantage of in-meeting polling to gauge reactions, virtual breakout rooms to foster discussion, and fun popup activities to spark team building and engagement.  Special thanks to Donna Aderhold and Mandy Lindeberg for the effort to keep the team  connected in these social distancing times.