89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Monday, 12 January 2009: 12:00 PM
The NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project
Room 125B (Phoenix Convention Center)
Michiko J. Martin, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and A. Ibanez, K. S. Casey, C. Joyce, and T. Viola
NOAA possesses an array of observing systems that monitor oceanic, atmospheric, and terrestrial parameters. The historical and streaming data from these systems offers broad opportunities to teach about dynamic Earth processes and engage students in understanding the impact of environmental events that occur on regional or global geographic scales. Three NOAA offices--the National Marine Sanctuaries, National Estuarine Research Reserve System, and the National Oceanographic Data Center-–have joined forces to create simple and streamlined access for educators to NOAA's data through the NOAA Ocean Data Education Portal and its associated educational modules. The purpose of this initiative is to facilitate teacher and student access to a variety of data sets and to improve environmental literacy through broader and more effective use of NOAA's coastal and ocean observations. Join us for a session to learn how to access NOAA data through the use of three educational modules (water quality, El Nino, sea level rise).

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