Discipline: Ocean Observing Systems

Adroitly adrift

Little floats with GPS units are coursing all over the eastern seaboard, and they’re rousing community college students and lobstermen from bed at the earliest of hours.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2010/02/og28.mp3]

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A green ocean

What color would you paint the oceans on our planet? Blue? Try green. At least that’s what a NASA satellite 450 miles above our heads is telling us to do.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2010/01/og25.mp3]

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The little sub that could

Last April, a 6 foot, 120 pound robot called RU27 left the coast of New Jersey with a mission to be the first remote controlled vehicle to traverse the Atlantic Ocean underwater. Here’s the story of whether it made that world record.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/12/og24.mp3]

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Keeping watch on a changing ocean

When the tiniest of particles settle onto the deepest of ocean bottoms, they can have the biggest of influences. Fisheries collapse. Tsunamis. Ecosystem shifts. But how do you look at the ocean’s entire vertical swath at once?
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/12/og23.mp3]

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Community organizing, ocean style

Ocean observatories are radically changing not only the way scientists do their science, but also how they interact with one another and the wider public. It’s a vision as large as the Earth itself.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/11/og22.mp3]

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The final frontier

The Inner Space Center makes visiting the bottom of the ocean easier than going to the store. And by using some of the newest technology available, it’s allowing us to study our most ancient past.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/10/og20.mp3]

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The Prince’s Predictions, Part II

Predicting how an entire body of water circulates is no easy task. To do it in Prince William Sound up in Alaska, it took 3 ships, teams deployed in the field and in the lab, and a real balance between work and play.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/10/og18.mp3]

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Gliding on Earth

Rutgers University students are piloting one tiny, yellow, torpedo-shaped glider across the Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey to Spain. The journey is bound to be full of excitement and danger.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/08/og15.mp3]

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Autonomous, enormous, ingenious

Autosubs look like giant yellow torpedoes. They cruise the ocean silently. But they’re watching, listening, probing, and measuring everything as they go.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/07/og13.mp3]

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The glide of a lifetime: Part II

Scott Glenn and Oscar Schofield have a passion for creating the next generation of ocean explorers. In this episode, they’ll share their deep commitment to education and why they feel it’s going to help ocean science in the long run.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/05/og08.mp3]

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