Ocean7 Banner on Display

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The Ocean7 banner on display at the URI School of Oceanography. Ocean7 Voyage  of Discovery is a NEOSEC project. Photo by Maryann C. Scholl.

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Ocean Acidification Video Available Online

The video “ACID TEST: the Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification,” produced by the National Resources Defense Council, can be viewed online

Submit Science Questions Online

K-12 students can  submit science questions online to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography magazine explorations, in the Ask Voyager section. The magazine will post two questions and answers per issue on subjects related to the topic of the main feature.
Visit Ask Voyager

Gulf of Maine Seascape Modeling Website and Blog

Most of us can imagine scientific discoveries made in field research and in the lab, but some researchers are making discoveries at their computer – by modeling the interactions between marine life and the Gulf of Maine.  By focusing on a few key sets of data, they can better visualize the ecosystem and predict if, and how, it is changing.  According to the developers, “The goal of Seascape Modeling is to provide up-to-the-minute (well, more likely, the month) information on efforts to understand the link between physical and biological conditions in the ocean. As our name suggests, modeling is major thrust of our research, although we interpret modeling broadly to include analytical models, computer simulations, and statistical models.”  The website and the blog are great resources for students, teachers and researchers alike.

Seascape Modeling presents the news, results, and opinions of personnel in the Ecosystem Modeling Lab, a joint effort between the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Ocean Stories Needed

Ocean Gazing wants to hear YOUR story about the ocean.  This could be anything: the first time you went to the beach or tasted salt water, a boat trip you took with your family, an amazing creature you saw while snorkeling.  We’re looking for your memories about the ocean and your stories of the sea.  We’re collaborating with sound artist Halsey Burgund who’s gathering these stories for a composition he’s working on.  So just go to his website to record your memory or story.  We’ll feature some of these stories on the first Ocean Gazing podcast of November, and Halsey will be including many of these stories in his piece that will be performed at the California Academy of Sciences.

ari daniel shapiro
www.aridanielshapiro.com

For Teachers: Global Environmental Change Education – Save the Dates

URI Coastal Institute, URI Narragansett Bay Campus, Narragansett, Rhode Island, offers Global Environmental Change Education, nine classroom sessions held on Wednesdays March 3, 10, 24 and 31, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, May 12, 2010, 4:00-6:30PM. There will also be two Saturday field sessions, May 1 and 8, from 9:00AM-3:00PM. Fee: $650 per person (additional $175 fee paid separately to CCE if requesting credit).  Registration through the URI Narragansett Bay Classroom is required. Call 401-874-6211 to register – do not register through URI’s e-Campus.  Purchase of reading materials is required. Check the Office of Marine Programs website for more information