The OOI Ocean Data Lab Project
The National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is advancing our ability to understand the natural world by collecting large quantities of data to address complex oceanographic processes. This expanded access to data also provides professors in the geosciences with new opportunities to engage undergraduate students in authentic data experiences using real-world data sets to teach geoscience processes.
However, students struggle to work with data based on their limited experience and exposure to different data types and sources. Also, supporting students in engaging with the data can be challenging for professors too, as there is a lack of adequate tools to easily digest and manipulate large data sets for in-class learning experiences.
Therefore, the OOI Ocean Data Lab Project (formerly called Data Explorations), with funding from NSF, is developing, testing, refining, and disseminating easy to use, interactive Data Explorations and Data Lab Notebooks that will allow undergraduates to use authentic data in accessible ways while being easy for professors to integrate into their teaching.
Recent Blog Posts
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-10-27 17:17:002020-10-27 17:24:40Introduction to Python – Part 2
Teaching students how to visualize ocean data is a challenge. But before you get into cognitive theory, choosing colors, or the the principles of (good) visualization design, you really just need to get your students' feet wet plotting some…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-10-23 17:54:272020-10-23 20:41:10How to Share and Run Python Notebooks
Python notebooks are a wonderful tool for sharing and collaborating on code. Built on the open-source backbone of the Python programming language, JupyterLab notebooks (their formal name) allow you to include code, text, formulas and images…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-10-20 04:55:492020-10-20 21:17:45Introduction to Python – Part 1
We now live in an ocean of data.
And of course, that is literally true for those of us who study the ocean.
We've come a long way from the early days of oceanography, when scientists like Nansen, Ekman, and Bjerknes might collect a…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-09-18 09:44:542020-09-18 09:44:54Polar Literacy Principles for Science Communication
This week was #ScienceLiteracyWeek in Canada, and as part of the campaign, the Arctic Relations blog asked Janice McDonnell, Ocean Data Labs Project PI, to share her thoughts on developing and Using the Polar Literacy Principles in Science…
Christine Bean2020-09-10 16:14:302020-09-21 09:43:15September 2020 Community News
In this issue:
Fall 2020 Webinars will explore NEW resources - Register now
Resource of the Month - Data as a Tool
Implementation Stipends - Opportunity ends soon
OOI Data Labs+ Fall 2020 Webinar Series
We're pleased to…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-08-04 16:12:122020-08-06 15:38:46Data Labs Tutorial at WHOI
Today I had the opportunity to virtually present an introduction to the Ocean Data Labs project, along with a short tutorial on working with OOI Profiler data to the WHOI Ocean Informatics Working Group. We had over 40 participants attend, including…