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 Lichtenwalner2020-03-24 22:39:552020-03-31 17:29:15Modeling 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…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-03-09 12:00:532020-03-10 15:43:41March 2020 Community News
In this issue:
Spring Webinars - Register Now
Ocean Sciences 2020 - Recap and Resources
New Video: Data as a Tool
Implementation Stipends Available
OOI Data Labs+ Webinar Spring Series Continues
We hope you have benefited…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-02-28 16:27:502020-02-28 16:27:50Ocean Sciences 2020 Recap
Last week, the Data Labs team and many members of our growing community attended the 2020 Ocean Sciences meeting in San Diego.
If you haven’t had a chance to go, Ocean Sciences is a meeting that's jam packed with thousands of science…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-02-03 16:00:272020-03-03 16:09:11Ocean Sciences 2020
Will you be attending Ocean Sciences in San Diego this year? If so, we hope you'll check out the following talks and posters by OOI Data Labs community members. All of these feature Data Explorations developed as part of the Data Labs project,…
Sage Lichtenwalner2020-02-03 12:00:392020-03-10 15:33:47February 2020 Community Newsletter
In this issue:
Spring Webinars Begin February 6th
Ocean Sciences Meeting - Workshop and Session Updates
OOI Data Labs Online Lab Manual in development
OOI Data Labs+ Webinars:
Spring Series begins on February 6th
Sage Lichtenwalner2019-12-12 12:00:352020-03-10 15:33:31December 2019 Community Newsletter
Ocean Sciences Workshop Announced
Data Labs: Using OOI Data to Engage Students in Oceanography
Sunday, February 16, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm
We will be at Ocean Sciences 2020 in San Diego to present another NSF-sponsored workshop on the…