EARTH MEDIA LAB
PEOPLE. NATURE. FILM.

IN TIME OF URGENTLY NEEDED SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING...
The Story
In a time of urgently needed scientific understanding of global environmental issues, a time when much may hinge on decisions we will make in the near future—there is a pressing need for clear communication among scientists, decision makers, and the public.
Marine Invasive Species
Protecting Blue Whales & Blue Skies
Coral Reef Recovery
Environmental Research at the Bren School
Last Extinction
No Traps Left Behind
Restoring Balance
Saving Rahui
The Earth Media Lab is the nexus of earth, ocean, atmospheric science, and digital media communication. Our goal is to enhance digital media literacy in environmental scientists, students, and researchers and improve environmental literacy in citizens, stakeholders, and policy makers.
Our Work
We provide training in the professional use of digital media tools, technologies, field techniques, theory, and methods in order to better design, implement and evaluate environmental media products.
Our Mission
The Earth Media Lab is the nexus of earth, ocean, atmospheric science, and digital media communication. Our goal is to enhance digital media literacy in environmental scientists, students, and researchers and improve environmental literacy in citizens, stakeholders, and policy makers.
The Earth Media Lab is the nexus of earth, ocean, atmospheric science, and digital media communication. Our goal is to enhance digital media literacy in environmental scientists, students, and researchers and improve environmental literacy in citizens, stakeholders, and policy makers.
We produce compelling and informative multimedia content based on scientific research that serves to inform citizens, stakeholders, and policy makers about our understanding of emerging environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, fishing and other resource use issues.
Flight of the Pelican
Coral Reefs & Climate
NOAA: Science and the Storm
Life at Bren

Director, Lead Producer

MICHAEL HANRAHAN is an educator and filmmaker who teaches environmental media storytelling at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, TV, and New Media. Born in New York City, he studied marine science and film at the University of Miami. For the past twenty years, he’s told stories about the natural world for clients like the Discovery Channel, The Nature Conservancy, and NOAA. Hanrahan released the first in his series of ‘environmental thriller’ novels in 2014. Titled “The Last Extinction,” a long held secret is revealed when an ancient relic is unearthed in the unexplored Amazon.

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