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Sara Ernst

I am an Information Specialist at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. My goal is to bridge the communication gap between science and stakeholders – ensuring resource managers, planners, politicians, and the public have the information they need to make informed decisions that enhance the resilience of coastal communities, habitats, and natural resources.

As the Information Specialist for the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, I lead communications and outreach efforts to help increase awareness and use of our coastal and marine research, data, and tools.

"Great science done invisibly cannot have impact." - my motto on the importance of science communication and engaging with stakeholders.

I specialize in simplifying technical information into clear, concise content that is tailored to target audiences and delivered in a variety of visually appealing formats. I develop electronic and physical information products, such as our annual reports and General Information Product, as well as topical videos; write news articles; produce content for and manage our website and social media accounts; provide editorial services to our scientists; and more. I am also a member of the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program communications team, where we work collaboratively across the program to further promote USGS coastal and marine research.

Additionally, I am one of the leads of the Stakeholder Engagement and Communications project, a cross-center project working to create a communications, stakeholder engagement, and social science infrastructure for the coastal change hazards programmatic focus.

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government