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Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center
National consortium of educational institutions and organizations seeking to improve marine technology education. The website has an overview of marine technology with current status and future development, information on careers and educational and professional development opportunities. Some curriculum material is provided with more coming soon. Learn how to make your very own ROV. Additional information on ROV contests, workshops, and cost-associated teacher resources are available.
Grade Level: High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional

Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology
Information on IMET's research programs, faculty, graduate programs and seminars.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Middle school, High school

Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin
This is the site to go to for information about Alvin, the deep submergence vehicle. Describes the history of Alvin, dive statistics, dive logs, dive site viewer, publication, and photos. Students will love the interactive Alvin simulator. Also available are a user manual, observer information, and cruise planning tips. An excellent marine technology resource.
Grade Level: General public, Middle school, High school

How Satellites Work
Collection of seven classroom activities that focus on satellite technology. Topics include: coordinated universal time (UTC); satellite pass prediction; satellite design; satellite orbits; satellite launching; and, use of satellites in at-sea rescues. Each activity provides list of materials needed, background information, and procedure.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school

Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS)
SCCOOS brings together coastal observations along the Southern California Bight to provide information necessary to address issues in coastal water quality, marine life resources, and coastal hazards. Data is available by region and by technology from Morro Bay south to the San Diego-Mexico border. Data products include meteorological, wind, and wave observations, bathymetry measurements, water quality data including Fecal Colliforms and Enterococci, surface currents, and satellite imagery. Classroom materials are available.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional, General public

Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence Networked Ocean World (COSEE-NOW)
A community of scientists and educators interested in the development of ocean observing systems (OOS) to increase ocean literacy among students and the public. Follow the Education Resources link for a rich collection of lesson plans, activities, multimedia, and other resources in biological, chemical, physical, and geological oceanography, as well as math, technology, and climate change. Membership is free and allows you to participate in discussions on various OOS topics, watch podcasts, and collaborate with similar-minded people across the globe.
Grade Level: Intermediate elementary,Middle school,High school,Undergraduate lower division,Undergraduate upper division,Graduate or professional,General public

Bridge DATA: Coral Snapshots
While it is possible to survey a coral reef using quadrats, scientists are now using cutting-edge technology to closely examine the entire reef; instead of extrapolating results from several study sites. Scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are taking video of reefs and then analyzing it via a computer program back in the lab. This method cuts down on the inherent error associated with the quadrat system and actually requires less time and money spent in the field.
Grade Level: High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division

SeaWIFS Project
SeaWIFS (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor), a NASA project using satellites to collect ocean color data to quantify phytoplankton abundance. Provides background information on SeaWIFS project, technology and data. Teacher Resource section has: online presentation on how and why scientists study ocean color; Living Ocean Teacher's Guide with brief information on ocean color, carbon cycle and greenhouse gas effect; and, links to other websites with ocean color activities.
Grade Level: High school

El Nino/La Nina Watch (NASA JPL site)
The data from the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason missions helps us study and understand the complex interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere that affect global weather and climate events. El Niño, La Niña, and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) all affect the ocean and weather in different ways. NASA uses satellite technology to study these variations and includes information on the study of these events and data on this website.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional, General public

Aquarius
Visit this site on the underwater habitat/laboratory called Aquarius located in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Take an interactive virtual tour, see images from inside and outside Aquarius, or get lesson plans about the physics of underwater diving or seven other topics. Additional features include aquanaut profiles, expedition journals, frequently asked questions, and the Aquarius user's manual and fact sheet. Site links to career information and additional external resources.
Grade Level: High school


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