Data Nuggets – Ready to Use Datasets for Educational Activities

A collage of 4 data nugget graphs.

A new resource of curated OOI datasets is now available!

Check out our new collection of OOI Data Nuggets!

OOI Data Nuggets are exemplary datasets curated from data collected by the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). Datasets were selected based on their quality and alignment with a broader OOI Science Theme.  The nuggets explore various concepts common in upper-level high school and introductory college courses and are designed and packaged to be readily accessible to educators to integrate into their existing curriculum.

The creation of these Data Nuggets was part of the NSF-funded OOI Synthesis & Education project conducted by Rutgers University and led by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

The primary nugget tag team consists of Lori Garzio (Rutgers) and Leslie Smith (Your Ocean Consulting, LLC). Lori had the critical role of mining thousands of data streams for high quality datasets that highlight neat oceanographic phenomena. These awesome data sets were then handed over to Leslie who wove the data into a nugget, making graphs, adding background context, and linking the data to curriculum and ocean research.

Right now four nuggets are available:

Check them out and let us know what you think! We hope you find these resources as helpful as we do.

Feel free to give a shout (@ooidatalab) if you do end up using a nugget in your curriculum.  We would love to hear from you.

Happy exploring!