Science & Technology Partners

The Families by the Seaside project engages several science and technology partners. Click on the links to the partner pages below to explore the resources and links that each partner has to offer!

Encyclopedia of Life

Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth – of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria – is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice. Our Mission is to increase awareness and understanding of living nature through an Encyclopedia of Life that gathers, generates, and shares knowledge in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource.


NH Sea Grant

NH Sea Grant Extension serves as the link between the marine community and UNH, and it helps stakeholders solve problems related to marine resources. Through informal education programs and day-to-day contact, extension staff members are able to assist individuals and groups in making informed decisions about the use, development and conservation of those resources.

NOAA/National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.

Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems

NERACOOS provides real-time ocean and coastal information gathered from instruments attached to buoys floating offshore (see diagram at right). The NERACOOS home page provides access to data collected at these buoys.