Author Archive | Sage Lichtenwalner

FerrOCious Gulf Cruise 2011

This past Saturday, a crew of scientists and educators set sail aboard R/V Endeavor to explore the biogeochemistry of the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a scientist at sea (especially during the hottest time of the year), we encourage you to follow along on […]

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COSIA Internships for 2011

Over the past several years, students at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University have been able to participate in Communicating Ocean Sciences for Informal Audiences (COSIA). This course provides students an opportunity to develop their communications and teaching skills, in tandem with their science education, allowing them to become more effective […]

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LSC Earth Science Teacher Working Group

The following opportunity is being provided by COSEE NOW partner Liberty Science Center. We encourage teachers who are using Real-Time Data in their classrooms to check it out. Through a grant from NASA, the Liberty Science Center will be offering a Summer Institute for Earth Science teachers who have experience using real-time or near-real time […]

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Welcome to 2011

It’s a new year, and there’s a lot to get excited about NOW. Ross Sea Connection This month, COSEE NOW partner scientist Dr. Josh Kohut will be leading a research cruise to the Ross Sea. And we’re thrilled that he’s included Chris Linder, a renowned environmental photographer, and Hugh Powell, an experienced science writer, on […]

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Ocean Acidification

COSEE NOW is pleased to present “A plague in air and sea: Neutralizing the acid of progress,” a profile of biological oceanographer Debora Inglesias-Rodriguez, and her work studdying the consequences of ocean acidification. A comprehensive lesson plan is also provided, that leads students through an exploration of the relationship between carbon dioxide and acidification.

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MACOORA Usability Test

Can web sites and data visualizations be tested? How does one find out how usable they are? In August 2008, a team of COSEE NOW members conducted a web site usability test with a group of fishermen to learn more about the process and how fishermen use real-time ocean data.

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