Reflecting on Engaging with Blue Carbon and Federal Policy

To register for this event you need to login to the COMPASS Network platform. If you’re not a Network member yet, you can learn more and request to join here. The COMPASS Network has no membership fees and all alumni are welcome.

Join COMPASS to learn about our recent year long project “Elevating the Science of Blue Carbon in Federal Policymaking.”

In October 2022 the COMPASS Strategic Engagement team along with Restore America’s Estuaries hosted an in-person roundtable event titled “Elevating the Science of Blue Carbon in Federal Policymaking.” This roundtable served as the culmination of a six month long program which brought together a diverse group of blue carbon subject matter experts and helped prepare them to engage effectively with members of congress around the topic of blue carbon. Following the preparatory program the blue carbon experts came together with a bipartisan group of Congressional staff to help identify areas where blue carbon policy could use further support and engagement by a variety of blue carbon experts.

Joining us will be three of the blue carbon experts who participated in the program to share their experience. You will hear from them about how they developed messages from their work for a U.S. congressional audience, the process of preparing for the in-person blue carbon roundtable and what lessons they’ll carry forward into their work. We will also touch upon topics like the policy window that prompted this program, why the experts chose to participate, and the “so what” of why this program mattered.


Price: Free for Network members


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Who is the COMPASS Network for?

The COMPASS Network is open to anyone—at any career stage and in any profession—who has attended a COMPASS event and who would like further their science communication goals by joining a community of support and ongoing learning.

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No! We will never charge admission to join the COMPASS Network. Some events open to Network members may have associated costs to attend, but we do not charge a fee to be a member of the COMPASS Network.

I’ve only been to one COMPASS training ever. Is the COMPASS Network for me?

Yes! The COMPASS Network is open to anyone who has attended a COMPASS event—whether a workshop, roundtable, or something else—and who would like to become part of a community of people committed to ongoing learning and working together to build a future where people and nature both thrive.

Can I join the COMPASS Network if I’ve never participated in a COMPASS event or workshop?

A core aspect of the COMPASS Network is a commitment to ongoing learning and growth in a community of support with shared values. Attending a COMPASS event (whether it’s participating in a full workshop or listening to a free panel) is a requirement so that you can learn more about our approach and values, and see whether this community is one you want to be part of. After registering for and attending a COMPASS event, you’ll be invited to join the Network (but don’t worry, we won’t add you without your consent)!

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