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SEACOOS and Education. Products and Processes. Year One Accomplishments. FL COSEE, GOM COSEE and SouthEast COSEE work together! US Commission on Ocean Policy (Chapter 8) supports COSEE and increased funding.

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SEACOOS and Education

Products and Processes


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Year One Accomplishments

  • FL COSEE, GOM COSEE and SouthEast COSEE work together!

  • US Commission on Ocean Policy (Chapter 8) supports COSEE and increased funding.

  • COSEE/NSF goal is to increase the interaction between science and education community. SEACOOS is a model.

  • IOOS, COOS and Education Workshop

  • Wave Poster Design

  • 12 SEPORT (SouthEast Portals to Ocean Research for Teachers)


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IOOS, COOS and Education

A Workshop Sponsored by

SouthEast COSEE, Ocean.us, SC Sea Grant Consortium and NOAA/Coastal Services Center

Date: March 21-23, 2004

Location: NOAA/CSC, Charleston, SC

Attendees: 63 people from COOS, COSEE, NOAA, NSF, NASA, DLESE, etc.


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Objectives

  • To initiate a network associated COOS/IOOS and the K-16 and informal education effort

  • To develop strategies/recommendations for integrating formal and informal education opportunities into IOOS operations

  • To identify exemplary website components of present and potential application for COOS/IOOS education efforts.


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Agenda

Monday, March 22

  • Presentation: Overview of IOOS Tom Malone, Ocean.us

    Using Observing System Data in Education

  • Presentation: Promise of Data Visualization in Education:

    Raj Chaudhury, Norfolk State University, VA

  • WEB-based Educational examples using real data

  • Presentation: Technology and Scientific Data in Education:

    Jean May-Brett, President, NMEA

    Tuesday, March 23

  • IOOS Education Strategy Issues

  • Presentation: Developing Appropriate Technology:

    Annette deCharon, Bigelow Lab for Ocean Science

  • Defining IOOS, NOPP and ORAP for Ocean Science Education

  • Developing Recommendations and strategies for education and IOOS

    Wednesday, March 24

  • Recommendations for Network and Workgroups


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Work Group Topics

  • Develop/articulate key messages and themes for IOOS/COOS education.

  • Issue of Current (NMEA) about Ocean Observing System education (Jan 2006)

  • Articulate and shape Workforce & Diversity Recommendations

  • HF Radar in education

  • Satellite Remote Sensing

  • Website "best practices" and Evaluation



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South Atlantic Bight WAVE FACTS

  • Height and period of surface waves are strongly affected by the wide continental shelf--some 100-115 km (60-70 miles) off SC and GA.

  • Larger, longer period, open ocean waves “feel” the bottom well offshore in this region, reducing the wave energy before reaching shore.

  • Good surfing waves are found where ocean swell hits beaches at the edge of a narrow shelf -- Cape Hatteras, NC.

  • Winter storm winds--40-60 km/h (25-35 miles/h); duration of more than 24 hours; a fetch of 500-1000 km (300-600 miles)-- generate waves of a height of 5 m +(15 ft+) at mid-shelf locations (water depths of 25-30 m, or 80-100 feet) at 50 km ( 30 miles) offshore. The wave period of only 8-12 seconds creates steep-sided waves.

  • Hurricanes form large waves only if they travel slowly (longer duration winds over a given fetch).


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Does this .jpg contain the most bathymetric detail available for SAB?What is the best Remote sensing image of SAB for currents?

Educators Need Visual Images



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SouthEast COSEE Program Highlight– for SAB?SEPORT

Ocean Sciences Education Leadership Institute leads to “South East Portal to Ocean Research for Teachers”

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SEPORT SITES

West GA University

Fernbank Science Center

MECA, Savannah

Aviation Museum

SC Museum

NOAA/Hollings Lab

ACE Basin

NC Aquarium/Ft. Fisher

East Carolina University

NC Museum of Natural History

Natural Science Center

Discovery Place

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During 2003-2004, 28 teachers from the Ocean Sciences Education Leadership Institute partnered with 12 SEPORT institutions to offer 6-hour Ocean Awareness Days.

Objectives:

  • Provide leadership opportunities for teachers

  • Attract local teachers

  • Develop pathways to informal institutions for ocean science research and information

  • Initiate a regional infrastructure for distributing ocean education and build functional COSEE partnerships.

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Institute Teachers Operate ROV

Institute Teachers Teach Teachers in a SEPORT

Funding Credit: NSF, NOAA and SEACOOS

Design Credit: Patty Snow, SCSGC


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