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Workshop Schedule

WEEK 1 April 19-23 ~ Past: Birth of Oceanography

Capt. Craig McLean
Director, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration
Introduction to the Workshop

Paula Keener-Chavis
National Education Coordinator, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration
Introduction to the Workshop: Education

Dr. Eric L. Mills
An Icon for Oceanography: The Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger
Professor of History of Science, Emeritus
Dept.of Oceanography
Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., CANADA
Inglis Professor, University of King's College

Dr. Helen Rozwadowski
Salty Dogs and Philosophers": Mid-Nineteenth Century Origins of Oceanography
Department of History and Maritime Studies Program
University of Connecticut, Avery Point

Dr. David Bossard
What We Can Learn from the Reports of The Exploratory Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger
H.M.S. Challenger Volumes Digitization Project (

WEEK 2 April 26-30 ~ Current: Comparative Look at Ocean Research, and Ocean Expeditions

Mr. Gwyn Griffiths
Ocean Instruments and Technology: From Challenger to Europa
Professor of Underwater Systems Engineering, University of Southampton
Head of Underwater Systems Laboratory, Ocean Engineering Division
Southampton Oceanography Centre  UK

Ongoing Presentation for all 3 Weeks:
Virtual Challenger Exhibit
Birch Aquarium Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla

Groups of Scientists, Researchers, Experts, and Educators

> Research Focus ~ Expedition Hall: Current Oceanography Research Projects
Explore 4 current oceanography research projects

> Education Focus ~ Teacher Center: Classroom Connections
Lesson Plans, Curriculum, and Sharing Ideas

WEEK 3 May 3-7 ~ Future: What is Next in Ocean Exploration

Dr. John Orcutt
Ocean Observatories - A Paradigm Shift in Ocean Exploration
Deputy Director for Research, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Director, University of California San Diego Center for Earth Observations and Applications.

Dr. Steve Miller
The Future of Coral Reefs in Florida
NOAA’s Aquarius - America’s Innerspace Station
Center Director, National Undersea Research Center
UNCW Center for Marine Science
Key Largo, Florida

Dr. Richard A. Cooper
Undersea Systems of the Future
Founder and Chief Scientist, Ocean Technology Foundation

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