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COSEE-WEST Online Workshop for Teachers: Using Ocean Observing Systems to Study the Ocean

COSEE-West offers an online workshop in partnership with the College of Coexploration, October 26-November 13. OPEN NOW for viewing of Week 1 and introductions! Info, Registration, and Log-in Page:
Learn more about the way scientists use remote sensing technologies to study our ocean! Participants will have the opportunity to interact online with faculty and research scientists as well as educators from around the world. This workshop is free.
Three weeks of keynotes and discussions:
Oct 26-30: Dr. Rebecca Shipe (UCLA) will discuss Harmful Algal Blooms in Southern California Coastal Waters. She will be online from Oct 26-30 to discuss how remote sensing instruments contributes to her work on phytoplankton and harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Santa Monica Bay.
Nov 2-6: Dr. Edith Widder (Ocean Research & Conservation Association) will discuss  Secret Lights in the Sea.
She will be online from Nov 2-11 to discuss her presentation. Dr. Widder will focus on her work on bioluminescent deep-sea organisms and the remote sensing tools (“Eye-in-the-Sea”) that helps to make that research possible.
Nov 9-13: Educator panel Educators who have incorporated OOS data, topics and materials into their classrooms will lead discussions and share videos on the incorporation of OOS into their classroom, how those lessonplans worked out, how they could be modified, etc.
Info, registration, and Log-in Page

Ocean Observing Stories – Newest Addition

As an informal educator, Katie Gardner works hard to help students understand how scientists observe and monitor the ocean.  She even replicates many of the common problems scientists run into in the field, so students can appreciate how difficult it is.  Even still, she wonders whether the path ahead to engaging students in ocean observing systems is daunting.

Read the latest addition to COSEE-Networked Ocean World’s Ocean Observing Stories :

The Challenge of Understanding Measurements