Discipline: Education and Outreach

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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Bobbing and bowling

Living 1000 miles from the ocean is no reason to keep from learning everything you can about the high seas. At least that’s what high schoolers all over Wisconsin are saying.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2010/02/og27b.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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Ocean voices

Recording voices and composing music around those voices is one of Halsey Burgund’s specialties. And he’s got a new project where he’s collecting stories and commentary on nothing less than the global ocean.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/11/og21.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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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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Dungeons and Darwins

Sometimes understanding the vastness of the ocean means understanding the wee strands of DNA packed into the tiniest of cells, and how that DNA gives those cells some very special abilities.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/08/og14.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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Of bonds and blooms

Sometimes the ocean can be a threat to human health. Barb and Gary Kirkpatrick, a wife and husband scientist team, describe what they’re doing to notify the Florida public about red tides and harmful algal blooms.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/06/og10.mp3]

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