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Oceanographers and fisheries scientists have organized multi-agency efforts to the address the question of how global climate change may affect the abundance and production of animals in the region of the South Atlantic Bight (SAB). Visit the COSEE-SouthEast website to access a variety of links related to SAB research, monitoring, management, and more.


The University of New Hampshire's Coastal Ocean Observing Center is a system for monitoring the linked oceanic and estuarine ecosystem in our region. This monitoring system has the capability to detect changes in the ecosystem across multiple physical and trophic levels. The Center offers many education resources for download and an improved data access tool for obtaining buoy, boat, and satellite data.


Registry of Science Outreach Volunteers (ROV) - a partnership of schools, scientific institutions, businesses, and community resources, whose purpose is to support, promote, and expand science and technology education and science literacy in the participating Massachusetts communities of Falmouth, Mashpee and Bourne. The purpose of the ROV is to help local teachers and students connect with researchers or others in the community who have scientific knowledge that they would like to share in an educational setting.


ScienceHack is a vertical search engine for science videos. Search for science experiments, projects, movies and news. Every video on ScienceHack is screened by a scientist to verify its accuracy and quality.


The Oceans and Coast Community within the Interagency Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping seeks to provide access to clearinghouses, applications, information about the activities, programs, and committees that support the ocean and coastal community, and data needed for research, planning, and management of coastal and ocean resources (bathymetry, shoreline, sea floor mapping, habitat, landcover, seismic data, fisheries, and marine boundaries).


This unofficial site compiles marine science data on a Google Earth platform for a detailed look at ocean resources. The site is produced by Just Magic, a French software company, using their GeoGarage software to mash up Google Maps and Google Earth.


Twenty five lectures by well known scientists on the following marine-related topics:

The Coral Reef ParadoxHarmful Algae of Coastal California
Coastal WetlandsDeep Sea Hydrothermal Vent Animals and Communities
JelliesScience, Policy and Protecting Our Coastal Oceans
PlanktonGlaciers and Global Sea Level Rise
MammalsModern Technology and Recent Research in Mid Water
Artificial ReefsDiscovering the Mysteries of Whales
Deep SeaHands-On Learning in the Ballona Wetlands
Coral ReefsBiocomplexity on a Halfshell
HABSWings without Borders: Tracking Albatrosses Around the Globe
AntarcticaSeabirds Living on the Edge
Mysteries in the MudChanging Climate and the California Coastal Ocean
HurricanesKrill in the Southern Ocean
Ice, Science and Satellites

Requires free logon to the COSEE-West Online Center.


Since 2004 COSEE-Networked Ocean World (COSEE-NOW) has conducted an annual online scientist survey to gather data on the education involvement, practices and needs of scientists at current and future ocean observing systems. Their goal is to improve the exchange of data and teaching practices between scientists and educators. This report offers answers to: What do scientists think about coastal sciences education & outreach? Are they engaged? And, in what ways are they contributing?

Individuals planning education programs or products, establishing partnerships among scientists and educators, or interested in improving their education and outreach activities should find this report interesting and useful.

COSEE-Coastal Trends kayakers
The COSEE Coastal Trends Scientist-Educator Partnership immerses middle school and high school teachers in ocean science research experiences. Scientists and teachers conduct research and develop classroom resources based on the partnering work. Our program includes:

A residential week-long orientation that introduces teacher fellows to team members and provides some background on conducting science research;
A 6-week research experience in a science research facility;
Extensive follow-up and support during the academic year;
A comprehensive dissemination of fellowship products via the web and through hands-on workshops and conferences; and
Stipend, classroom supplies, and travel expenses.
Cover of EPO Guide
This guide provides basic information for scientists who wish to engage in education and public outreach (EPO). Engaging in EPO can be an excellent way to address funding agencies’ requirements that proponents articulate the broader societal value of their research.

In this guide, EPO refers broadly to efforts to increase awareness and understanding of science. Audiences targeted by EPO can include students, teachers, children, adults, and just about any conceivable subset of these (e.g., economically disadvantaged youth, adult education instructors, museum visitors, parents, newspaper readers, high school students). Whether you are preparing a proposal or looking for tips to implement EPO effectively, this guide can help you recognize and contribute to high-quality EPO.

Support for this project comes from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Science’s Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) and from the authors’ respective institutions. Funding to publish the guide was provided to TOS through a grant from the National Science Foundation. Single copies of the guide are available by writing to


COSEE Ocean Systems (COSEE-OS), with a team of researchers and other experts from the University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, was established to implement several integrated activities, each designed to improve COSEE's impact on rural and inland communities. Since fall 2005, COSEE-OS has investigated issues in educational research that pertain to pedagogy, practice, and the learning process. User feedback has reinforced the desire for interactive products and processes that highlight fundamental concepts as well as their "big picture" connections. As a result, COSEE-OS is creating and evaluating tools that both highlight basic concepts and can be readily applied to other disciplines.


COSEE-West online workshop conducted in April 2007 by Dr. Robin Ross, University of California Santa Barbara
(Ecological Responses of Antarctic Krill to Environmental Variability: Can We Predict the Future?) and Dr. Donal Manahan, University of Southern California (North Pole, South Pole: How and Why we Study Polar Regions). Workshop materials include lectures, lesson plans, resources, aligning content to standards, and discussions.

Requires free logon to the COSEE-West Online Center.


COSEE-West online workshop conducted in February 2006 by Dr. Mary Silver (Harmful Algae of California Coastal Waters) and Dr. David Caron (HABS: Causes, Effects and the Status of Research to Understand Them). Workshop materials include lectures, lesson plans, resources, aligning content to standards, and discussions.

Requires free logon to the COSEE-West Online Center, then click on COSEE-West 2006 HABS Workshop Keynotes under the COSEE WEST 2002-2007 header.


COSEE-West online workshop conducted in March 2005 by Dr. Richard Murphy (Coral Reefs: Cities Under the Sea), Dr. William M. Hamner (The Coral Reef Paradox), and Dr. William M. Hamner (Coral Reef Biogeography and Human Impacts). Workshop materials include lectures, resources, master glossary, and discussions.

Requires free logon to the COSEE-West Online Center, then click on COSEE West March 2005 Workshop Keynotes under the COSEE WEST 2002-2007 header.

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