ISS is proud to announce that our National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Studio Team has been recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences with an Anthem Award for their excellent development, coordination, and execution of the environmental sustainability event “How to Help Whales.”
For this event they coordinated the live interviewing of whale experts from a variety of specialties across NOAA, from ocean educators to scientists and animal telemetrists to whale conservation app developers. The Studio Team developed a featured animation to teach viewers how to report whale sightings and entangled whales using a smartphone app and a hotline. As part of their vision for a permanent web resource the team arranged a 51 minute presentation from whale conservation experts supplemented with topical videos explaining facts and conservation concepts. In addition to arranging speakers and content they compiled a list of resources for watch party guests to learn more about whales and their conservation. Reaching 55,000+ through social media and shared with nearly 60,000 educators, the webinar and animation will reach students with important information on how to help whales wherever they live.
ISS wants to give special recognition to Jed Winer, Kurt Mann, Reese Bland, and Rob Levy for their contribution to this event, the NOAA Studio, and NOAA Ocean Today, putting together excellent products to promote ocean sustainability and resiliency for NOAA.