Building upon the expertise and capacity of the COSEE NOW team, we developed multiple multimedia resources to highlight the work many ocean scientists are doing and how it relates to the educational community and general public. We have compiled the educationally relevant mutlimedia resources that were created or gathered from throughout COSEE NOW projects and listed them below. Enjoy!

Audio Slideshows:

Antarctica Melting: A Story in 4 Acts – Antarctica Melting is a four-part audio slideshow series on the fastest winter warming place on Earth, as seen through the eyes of three scientists. The slideshows provide a first hand look into the role that global climate change has had in transforming the Antarctic ecosystem and are complimented with lesson plans to expand upon the topics covered.

A Plague in Air and Sea: Neutralizing the Acid of Progress –  A slideshow that features Debora Inglesias-Rodriguez, a Biological Oceanographer at the University of Southampton National Oceanography Centre, who explains how witnessing the effects of climate change has lead her to research how organisms like Sea Urchins are being affected by ocean acidification. A complimentary lesson plan is included.


Ocean Gazing – Ocean Gazing is an audio series that tracks the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals and currents of our seas. Fifty-two scientists interview podcasts are included on the website with complimentary lesson plans.

Science/Scientist Profiles:

Ocean Observatory Systems – What is an Ocean Observing System? Where are they? What do they measure and why? Who uses them? Why are they important to us? Coastal Observatories are a collection of instruments that provide long-term, continuous data, often in real time or near real time.

The Secret Lives of Sharks – Camrin Braun studies the migratory behavior of large fish, including sharks. In this short video, Camrin tells his story and discusses the excitement of exploring the largely unexplored ocean and the large organisms that live within it.

Life as a Graduate Student – Alex Kahl was a graduate student in Oceanography at Rutgers University in 2008. But this California native wasn’t always going to be a science major. In fact he originally entered college as an Art history major, but his love of surfing and the ocean soon changed his mind. This is his story.

Phytoplankton Sampling in Antarctica – During a trip to the Southern Ocean, Dr. Alex Kahl and Elizabeth Leonardis used a small boat and special bottles to collect waters samples off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. They then brought the samples back to the lab to be filtered, which extracts and concentrates the phytoplankton in the water for further analysis.

Why do Oceanographers Study the Hudson River? – A video of Drs. Scott Glenn and Oscar Schofield describing how observing systems are helping us to understand the impact of humans in estuarine environments and, by extension, the additional impact that occurs as rivers flow into the ocean as well as the technology used to study the Hudson River.

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