The IPY Education, Outreach and Communication Assessment Committee was hosted by AWI in Bremerhaven, Germany at the end of October, 2010. We had a very prodcutive meeting with our international assessment team and have made a great start in assessing IPY EOC activities and formulating our recommendations on why the EOC during the latest IPY was so successful.
We are moving forward on creating an interntaional survey that will be sent out worldwide to assess the IPY EOC on a global level. The team also discussed the possibility of a searchable repository of the EOC activities and the need for a system that awards credit to scientists for their EOC work.
You can find the notes from the meeting in Bremerhaven here where we discussed various EOC topics, ideas of why the IPY EOC worked so well and how to carry these lessons forward.