A program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy through informal and formal education initiatives
Panel to Discuss Deep-Sea Mining at AAAS Meeting
Home to an immense diversity of marine life, the deep ocean also contains valuable minerals with metals such as nickel, copper, cobalt, manganese, zinc, and gold, and rare-earth elements used in electronic technology like smart phones and medical imaging machines. As demand for these resources increases and supplies on land decrease, commercial mining operators are looking to the deep ocean as the next frontier for mining.
Town of Falmouth and WHOI Win Seaport Economic Council Grant
At a meeting Thursday in Fall River, members of the Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council (SEC) green-lighted a $500,000 grant request from the Town of Falmouth and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The award will go toward a feasibility study for the replacement of the WHOI dock on Water Street in Woods Hole.
Antarctic Bottom Waters Freshening at Unexpected Rate
In the cold depths along the sea floor, Antarctic Bottom Waters are part of a global circulatory system, supplying oxygen-, carbon- and nutrient-rich waters to the world’s oceans. Over the last decade, scientists have been monitoring changes in these waters. But a new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) suggests these changes are themselves shifting in unexpected ways, with potentially significant consequences for the ocean and climate.
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Teachers At Sea
In spring 2014, MARE prepared two teachers for a teacher-at-sea experience on board the Scripps Institute of Oceanography research vessel, the R/V Melville. The month-long ocean acidification-focused research cruise, led by Chief Scientist William Cochlan of San Francisco State University, will travel from San Francisco, CA to Seattle, Washington.
You can follow the cruise and the adventures of the two selected educators:
at Twitter and through their blog posts as noted above.