The glide of a lifetime: Part I

This is the first podcast of two featuring Rutgers University oceanographers Oscar Schofield and Scott Glenn. They use underwater robots called gliders to study the ocean and save lives. Schofield says about the science: “It’s kind of a nerd fest. But the fact that we can actually see [the data in real time] is unprecedented.”

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Slideshow

Oscar Schofield doing field work in the Antarctic in the company of Adélie penguins. Credit: Deborah Steinberg.

Scott Glenn seated in front of real time ocean data streaming into the lab. Credit: Coastal Ocean Observation Lab.

A glider about to begin its journey in the Atlantic Ocean from the Jersey shore. Credit: Coastal Ocean Observation Lab.

Education Standards

National Science Education Standards Grade 5 to 8

National Science Education Standards Grade 9 to 12

Ocean Literacy Principles

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The glide of a lifetime: Part I

2 Comments

  1. Great podcast! Thanks for sharing, Scott and Oscar.

  2. Amazed as always – thank you Scotscar!

    Not only does your research and novel application of the information inspire me, the thought of New York Harbor mutated phytoplankton has the cartoon imagery spinning in my brain! SoHo Ceratium? East Side Euglena?

    For all the teachers out there, here is a lesson that uses fish as thermometers:
    http://www.ciese.org/curriculum/gulfstream/studentfishing.shtml

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The glide of a lifetime: Part I

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