A program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy through informal and formal education initiatives
Marine Activities, Resources & Education

WHOI Top Stories

In Memoriam: Richard P. Von Herzen

Pioneer in planetary heat flow whose work set the stage for the discovery of hydrothermal vents

Communicating Under Sea Ice

Engineers use ocean physics to relay sound in the Arctic

WHOI Assists in Locating <em>El Faro</em> Voyage Data Recorder

A team  the NTSB, Coast Guard, and WHOI have located the VDR of the sunken cargo ship

Bigger and Better: <i>Jason</i> Gets An Upgrade

NSF-funded $2.4 million upgrade makes the remotely operated vehicle more capable than ever.

Pop Goes the Seafloor Rock

"Popping" seafloor lavas reveal the inner workings of our planet

Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (COSIA)

COSIA student holding a globe

From this page you will find all the information needed to implement the COSIA course at your Institution.

  • Course Overview: Description and goals

  • COSIA Sessions: There are 10 content sessions that make up this course. 

  • COSIA Outreach Activities: There is a growing list of COSIA outreach activities. Many are modeled during course instruction and are selected by students to gain on-the-museum-floor practice.