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 Lichtenwalner2020-08-04 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…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-07-17 13:16:322020-07-17 13:16:32Waves Across the Pacific
We spend a lot of time talking about the wonders and potential of the Ocean Observatories Initiative during our Data Labs workshops. After all, the OOI includes a large collection of standard and cutting-edge instruments that allow us to monitor…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-07-03 12:00:002020-07-03 19:57:01Show Your Stripes
About a year ago, I ran across the cool new site for the #ShowYourStripes campaign.
On the site, you can download a customized climate anomaly graph for any country or state. Spoiler alert: they're all trending from blue towards…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-06-30 18:34:082020-06-30 18:34:08June 2020 Community News
In this issue:
Data Labs Summer Update
Ready to Use Datasets for Educational Activities
NSF Letter on Data Proposals
Virtual OceanHackWeek 2020
Data Labs Summer Update
It's been a while since our last note, but like all…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-06-26 18:00:322020-06-27 01:42:25Summer Weekend Reads
It's officially summer, and that means it's time for some summer weekend reading!
Here are a few suggestions that popped up in my inbox and blog feed over the past few weeks. The topics range from undergraduate research to ocean data, visualization…
Leslie Smith2020-06-24 15:08:592020-06-24 15:08:59Data Nuggets – Ready to Use Datasets for Educational Activities
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…