Living on the Ocean Planet Video Contest Winners

The winning videos submitted to the 2009 National Ocean Sciences Bowl “Living on the Ocean Planet” Video Contest, sponsored by the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) and the Census of Marine Life, have been announced. The contest helped to inspire high school students to create a two minute video that would serve to increase ocean science awareness among family, friends and the public. Watch the videos

Follow the Scarlet Knight Underwater Robot on its Path Across the Atlantic

On April 27, 2009, students and scientists from Rutgers University launched a small underwater robotic glider off the coast of New Jersey, christened the Scarlet Knight, with the hope that it will be the first underwater robot to cross the Atlantic. The glider’s progress is being tracked online.  Follow the Scarlet Knight

Summer Institutes for Massachusetts K-8 Teachers

MITS (Museum Institute for Teaching Science) offers summer institutes in nine regions throughout Massachusetts. The 2009 Summer Institute Inquiry-Based Science: Investigating Water and Energy Concepts in the State Frameworks will be offered July 6-17 and will integrate hands-on, minds-on STEM activities to enrich all areas of classroom curriculum.  More

News Release : Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicle “Nereus” Reaches Deepest Part of the Ocean

A new type of deep-sea robotic vehicle called Nereus has successfully reached the deepest part of the world’s ocean, reports a team of U.S. engineers and scientists aboard the research vessel Kilo Moana. The dive to 10,902 meters (6.8 miles) occurred on May 31, 2009, at the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean.  More