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Using OOI Data to Teach Data Analysis and Scientific Computing Skills in Upper-Level Courses

Data Labs in the Classroom: Teaching Tips from the Community Dr. Hilary Palevsky, OOI Data Lab Fellow 2020   I am a faculty member in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College. My research is in marine biogeochemistry,…
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Facilitating Student Analysis of Real Data by Creating a Flexible Python Notebook

Data Labs in the Classroom: Teaching Tips from the Community Dr. Tracy Quan, OOI Data Lab Fellow 2020 I am an Associate Professor in the Boone Pickens School of Geology (BPSoG) at Oklahoma State University. My current research focuses on…
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Using Python Notebooks to Build Students’ Skills, Confidence and Knowledge

Data Labs in the Classroom: Teaching Tips from the Community Dr. Sean Crosby, OOI Data Lab Fellow 2020   I am an adjunct at Western Washington University (WWU), and a coastal oceanographer for the U. S. Geological Survey. I work with…
ADCP data from the Oregon inshore mooring of the OOI Endurance Array.
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Teaching Concepts in Data Analysis with Live Coding

Data Labs in the Classroom: Teaching Tips from the Community Dr. Tom Connolly, OOI Data Lab Fellow 2020 I am a faculty member at San José State University and I teach at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML). I am a physical oceanographer,…
A graph showing the seasonal cycle of Sea Surface Temperature at NDBC Station 44025

Introduction to Python – Data Analysis

Weather is something we all experience. Which is why you'll often find weather-related data used in data analysis courses. Of course, as oceanographers, weather data is far more relevant to our research goals, but it's also useful to start with…

Waves 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…
A collage of 4 data nugget graphs.

Data 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…
Seasonal cycle of sea surface temperatures at NDBC Station 44025 in the Mid-Atlantic

Seasonal Cycle and Anomaly at NDBC 44025

The Mid Atlantic has one of the largest summer to winter changes of sea surface temperature in the world. But you don't have to take my word for this, we can use real data to see how large the change is! In last week's example notebook,…

Modeling Seasonal Data

Welcome to Python P-Tuesday! In this new series of posts, I hope to bring you a number of Python examples that can help you and your students learn some of the ins-and-outs of using Python for Oceanographic data analysis, especially when…
A timeseries graph of seawater temperature data measured from the 30m CTD at Global Station Papa Flanking Mooring B, including the mean, median, standard deviation and quartile boxes.

The Upside and Downside of Basic Statistics

When it comes to analyzing and interpreting data, one of the first tools a scientist will reach for are a few basic statistics. This includes calculations like mean, median, standard deviation and range, though there are certainly many others.…
Streamflow over the course of 2012 from the USGS streamgage in Trenton, NJ

RTD Activity Idea: Monitoring Streamflow

The USGS's National Water Information System provides data that is easily accessible to students, allowing them to investigate real-time river conditions at nearby locations or across the nation.
A map of the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) river forecasts

Observations and Forecasts of River Floods

Every time it rains there is a potential for flooding to occur. The National Weather Services' Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) analyzes data and models to issue forecasts of potential flooding events.