Ocean Observing Systems: From Your Eyes to Satellites

COSEE-West Presents: Free 3-week online workshop on the
College of Exploration Online Campus: Oct. 31-Nov. 18, 2011

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by Dr. Rachel Kennison

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Watching the ocean has become one of the most pertinent and energized scientific endeavors over the past few years. The health of our oceans affects sea life, and is highly connected to the safety and health of humanity and of the entire earth. We are all potentially a collaborative piece: from personal observations to the most advanced technology systems, including satellites. By learning all the ways that you are connected to the ocean, we hope to inspire you and have you in turn inspire your students, communities, and others.
Week One

Keynote: "Coastal Ocean Observing Systems - An Eye on the Ocean"
by Dr. Burt Jones
Lecture available Fri Oct 28, 5pm Pacific

OOS Week 1 Interaction with Dr. Jones and his graduate students, Bridget Seegers, Xiao Liu and Elizabeth Teel:
Oct 31 - Nov 4.
Week Two
Keynote: "Tracing Invisible Patterns: Water Quality and Harmful Algal Blooms "
by Dr. Rebecca Shipe and Dr. Anita Leinweber

Lectures available
Fri Nov 4, 5pm Pacific
Interaction with Dr. Shipe and Dr. Leinweber:
Nov 7 - 11

OOS Week 2

Special live interactive session for Week 2
Saturday Nov 5, Drs. Shipe and Leinweber will give their week 2 lecture live at UCLA and can be attended in-person or online utilizing Elluminate Live! This live lecture will be followed by a free educator workshop. To register for the workshop: or (310) 206-8247.

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Week Three
Keynote: "How satellites have revolutionized our understanding of the Earth: From Benjamin Franklin to Aquarius
by Dr. Jorge Vazquez
OOS Week 3 Lectures available Fri Nov 11, 5pm Pacific
Interaction with Dr. Jorge Vazquez:
Nov 14 - 18

Special live interactive session for Week 3:

On Wednesday, November 16, there will be public lectures on "Community Science" at the Santa Monica Public Library given by Dr. Kristy Morris from LA and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed and Edward Murphy from Heal the Bay. Lectures begin at 6:30. To register: or (310) 206-8247


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The course is designed especially for educators, with resources for classroom teachers and informal educators. This online workshop is FREE and available 24-7. Log on anytime to see the lectures, investigate the resources, ask questions, and try out activities. Each week we’ll post a new presentation and resources, and you can join discussions throughout the workshop.

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Graduate credit is available for this workshop. Please contact Pat Harcourt for details.

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About COSEE-West

COSEE WEST is a National Science Foundation sponsored program at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles and the College of Exploration.

We are a community-based ocean science education network of oceanographic researchers, K-12 educators, informal education centers and the general public. COSEE-West is the west coast hub for the National Science Foundation supported COSEE (Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence) effort. The primary role of the COSEE network is to act as a catalytic, multi-faceted collaboration that integrates ongoing research in the ocean sciences with K-12 education and outreach.

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