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Additional OCE Resources
Report of the Research Coordination Network RCN: OceanObsNetwork, Facilitating Open Exchange of Data
GEO Advisory Cmte Report on Ocean Drilling, 2012
Frequently Asked Questions by Ocean Sciences PIs for the CAREER Competition
Integrative Programs Section: Additional Information
OCE Data and Sample Policy
Clarifications on NSF OCE Facilities Costs and Coordination (May 2012)
Wilkes Land Expedition, February 2010 (video link)
Policy on Seismic Reflection Equipment Per Foreign Waters
Seismic PEIS Scoping Posters


Links for Kids

About Oceanography, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
Information about oceanography. This list is maintained by voluntary effort, and by the goodwill of School of Mathematics UEA in allowing it to use school facilities.

To Snare a Smoker American Museum of Natural History
You've probably seen or heard of natural hot springs on land, like Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park. Similar phenomena occur under the oceans within midocean ridge volcanoes and are called deep-sea hydrothermal (hot water) vents. They are known as black smokers – learn more about them at this site.

AquaNet
Subject areas covered include aquaculture, conservation, fisheries, limnology, marine science and oceanography, maritime heritage, ocean engineering, and seafood.

Aquatic Safari Aquatic Safari
Discover fun facts and view beautiful images of the more mysterious creatures found in the ocean.


Welcome to Nye Labs Online Bill Nye, the Science Guy
There's lots of fun science stuff to do on this site!

Careers in Oceanography, Marine Science and Marine Biology
This directory of web sites related to marine careers is divided into three sections: general guides for oceanography and marine science; guides for marine biology, marine mammals, zoos and aquariums; and other guides covering all of science.

Careers in Oceanography and Marine-Related Fields
This site was developed by the Office of Naval Research and is very informative.

Corals are Alive Coral Research Cam, Waikiki Aquarium
The Waikiki Aquarium has maintained cultures of living corals since 1978 and now has the oldest and perhaps largest collection of living corals in the U.S.

Descent to Mid-Atlantic Ridge: A Live Expedition
A team of scientists from eight universities share their experiences as they guide the deep submersible ALVIN to explore undersea mountains of the mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Dive and Discover dive and discover logo
Join scientists as they dive to the mid-ocean ridge thousands of meters deep. Explore towering underwater volcanoes, black smokers, and bizarre creatures that live there.

Moon Earth and Moon Viewer
You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.

ExploreZone
We focus on the exciting fields of Earth, space and weather science, and we cover a sprinkling of other hot topics in the edge.

University of Delaware abyss logo Extreme 2002 Mission to the Abyss
The mission of the Extreme 2002 deep-sea expedition will be to explore one of the most demanding environments on Earth — super-hot hydrothermal vents nearly 2 miles deep on the Pacific Ocean floor.



Jason Project The Jason Project
In order to bring the thrill of discovery to millions of students worldwide, Dr. Ballard founded the JASON Project, a year-round scientific expedition designed to excite and engage students in science and technology and to motivate and provide professional development for teachers.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Learn all about oceans through the E-quarium.

National Aquarium in Baltimore
You'll find fun information about our animals, our exhibits, our conservation efforts, and the institution itself. There are even some interactive games for you to try out.

National Marine Mammal Laboratory
What would you like to learn today? Would you like to learn about marine mammals? Would you like to learn about the science and careers surrounding marine mammals? Then check out this site!

New England Aquarium New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium is much more than a place to see aquatic life. Our focus is on raising people's awareness of the environment through exhibits, education programs, public forums, and outreach programs. Our work extends beyond Central Wharf, Boston to conservation and research projects worldwide-from helping understand environmental changes in Lake Victoria, Africa to saving the endangered Hector's dolphin in New Zealand.

New Millenium Observatory
NeMO is a seafloor observatory at an active underwater volcano, Axial Seamount. A volcanic eruption occured at Axial in January 1998, destroying some hydrothermal vent sites and creating new ones. Since then NeMO scientists have been assessing the impact of the eruption and documenting the on-going changes in Axial's summit caldera. Through the site, you can access fly-through movies, virtual-reality panoramas, and video clips from 6 sites located in Axial's summit caldera. Also available are new curriculum materials based on NeMO research.

NOVA Online Adventures – Into the Abyss
A mile and a half beneath the sea off the Pacific Northwest coast, a volcanic ridge has given birth to towering structures that spew toxic, superheated water. The structures, known as black smoker chimneys, are home to bizarre life forms that thrive far beyond the reach of the sun's light. Follow the daring attempt of an ambitious expedition to retrieve several of these black smokers from the seafloor.

Ocean Planet at the Smithsonian
A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, opened in Washington, D.C. on April 22, 1995 and toured to other museums nationally 1996-1999.

Pictures of the Pacific
The satlab server serves satellite images of Hawaii and the Pacific over the Internet since 1990. This site was developed by the University of Hawaii.

Project Oceanology
Project Oceanology is a marine science and environmental education organization operated by a non-profit association of schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. Project Oceanology provides boats, oceanographic equipment, a waterfront laboratory, instructional materials and staff to enable more than 20,000 students and adults each year to learn about the ocean through first-hand, on-the-water experiences.

Stephen Birch Aquarium (SIO)
BIRCH AQUARIUM at Scripps La Jolla, California USA

Texas A&M Education Page – Ocean World
This site has describes many ocean topics and has activities for teachers and students.

Exploration-Dive In Underwater Exploration -- Dive in!
Features include an underwater exploration timeline from prehistory to the present, cool science updates and experiments, quizzes, info on types of diving, diving gear, diving hand signals and much, much more.

What is Oceanography?
Oceanography is the science of understanding the oceans, how they work, how they came into existence, how they affect our daily lives, the creatures that live in them, and how they may be impacted by changes caused by human influences...

women oceanographers puzzle logo Women Exploring the Oceans
This site features the careers of remarkable women in oceanography. Each woman has followed a different path to her career and has gathered unique insights about her profession. Learn how these women are contributing to our understanding and appreciation of the ocean and how they go about their daily work.


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for K-12
The missions of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) encompass research and higher education. However, the institution does, as appropriate to its mission, contribute to local, state, and national efforts for K-12 science and mathematics education.

Year of the Ocean NOAA Page
Information about news and events of the year of the ocean.

1998 – International Year of the Ocean
In recognition of the importance of the ocean, the marine environment and  its resources for life on earth and for sustainable development, the United Nations has declared 1998 as the International Year of the Ocean.

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