Data from May 2019 at the Pioneer Central Inshore Profiler Mooring
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Caution... Real Data Ahead!

I love diving into data and discovering new things about the ocean, and we've been doing quite a bit of that lately*. But one of the things that really amazes me about the OOI dataset, is that you don’t have to dig far to find some…
Collage of data visualizations from the 2018 OOI Data Workshops

Oh My Data

The Ocean Observatories Initiative has a lot of data! Conceived in the late 1990’s, the OOI was designed to bring together a cutting-edge collection of instruments into a single integrated ocean observatory. This observatory would be larger,…
Collage of data visualizations from the 2018 OOI Data Workshops
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Next Generation Activity Development

Last week, I had an opportunity to look through the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) alongside many other ocean educators at the COSEE Network Meeting. Our goal was to figure out how the NGSS could be used to develop activities.
Collage of data visualizations from the 2018 OOI Data Workshops
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The Fuss About Digital Textbooks

Last week, two major events stirred up the digital learning field. On Thursday, Apple held their Education Event during which they launched iBooks 2 and the corresponding iBooks Author tool. While much hay has been made on Apple's proprietary…
Collage of data visualizations from the 2018 OOI Data Workshops
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An Ocean View

We now live in an ocean of data. Scientific advances today, whether in economics, medicine, homeland security or earth science, all rely on the collection and analysis of mountains of data. The technological and communications revolutions of the last few decades have made it easier to monitor and collect data from every facet of society and the environment. The challenge for the next generation of scientists will be to make sense of all this information.