Ocean Sampling Day - Transatlantic Ocean Science and Ocean Literacy Online Workshop


May 4–22, 2015 and June 17-24, 2015 (optional follow-on)

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NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the European Union’s Micro B3 Project and the College of Exploration are working together to offer this online program.


  • Microbial Biodiversity in the Ocean
  • Importance of Establishing Baselines to Measure Changes in the Environment
  • Why Ocean Microbes are Canaries in the Coal Mine
  • OSD Sample Sites, Times, Protocols, Processing and Analysis
  • MyOSD Discover the superheroes of our ocean
  • River Sampling Day complementary activity



Options for Graduate Credit or Professional Development Certificate of Completion

This professional development event is free for all participants and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An optional free Certificate of Completion is available to reflect 15 hours of Professional Development.

Educators will also have the option to earn one graduate credit ($175) in Education from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

You must register for the credit option and submit payment directly through Ashland University’s website.

If you want Graduate Credit from Ashland University please read the Graduate Credit Requirements document (PDF).