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.
Last fall I attended the annual meeting of the Mid Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observation Regional Association.
That's MACOORA for those of you who love acronyms. And if you do, then you'll be excited to hear that an underlying theme of the…
Sage Lichtenwalnerhttps://datalab.marine.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/odl-header-012219.pngSage Lichtenwalner2011-07-14 15:42:302019-07-30 16:30:27Many Users, Many Needs
Today is the Solstice, and pretty soon the dog days of sumer will be here. (Though, for those of us in the Northeast, we've already seen our fair share.) As things begin to heat up, I figured it would be appropriate to highlight some of the…
Sage Lichtenwalnerhttps://datalab.marine.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/odl-header-012219.pngSage Lichtenwalner2011-06-21 23:31:422019-07-30 16:30:27Painting Temperatures by Number
Real-time data use in classrooms and other educational settings has gained a lot of attention in recent years. But the challenges to using and incorporating data effectively are still immense. Most of us are still in the prototype phase,…
Sage Lichtenwalnerhttps://datalab.marine.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/odl-header-012219.pngSage Lichtenwalner2010-10-27 17:30:042019-07-30 16:30:27What's out there
In the first of several series I hope to start on this blog, let start off with our first installment of Better Know a Dataset. Given that New Jersey is currently in the midst of a sweltering heat wave (record highs around 103 °F were set it many places today), it seems only appropriate that we should start with Sea Surface Temperature.
Sage Lichtenwalnerhttps://datalab.marine.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/odl-header-012219.pngSage Lichtenwalner2010-07-06 23:44:082019-07-30 16:30:27Sea Surface Temperature
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.
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