Technology

General Information | Manned Submersibles | Unmanned Submersibles
Satellites & Remote Sensing | Biotechnology

General Information

MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) - National consortium of educational institutions and organizations seeking to improve marine technology education. The website has an overview of marine technology with current status and future development, information on careers and coming soon educational and professional development opportunities.

Manned Submersibles

Aquarius - Visit this site about the underwater habitat called Aquarius. Take an interactive virtual tour, see images from inside and outside Aquarius, or get lesson plans about the physics of underwater diving.

Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin - Everything about the manned submersible Alvin, from information and photos to cruise planning information for scientists.

International Submarine Races - High school and college teams design & build one or two-man submarines to compete for best overall performance, innovation, speed, best use of composite materials and spirit of the race.

Unmanned Submersibles

Deep Sea Robots - Find out what an ROV is, what it's used for, and see pictures.

Satellites & Remote Sensing

Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS) - Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, IMaRS research activities focus on the analysis of digital data obtained by satellite and airborne sensors, and on the development of applications of these data at local, regional, and global scales. Site features information on current remote sensing projects, including sea surface temperature, SeaWifs, and MODIS. The Education Outreach section includes downloadable presentations, lesson plans, classroom activities, teacher workshop information, and links to additional resources.

NOAA Environmental Visualization Program Education Collection - The Environmental Visualization Program (EVP) produces enhanced imagery and animations of environmental phenomenon from satellites and other remote sensing technologies, both of which are available on this site. As part of the NOAA National Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS), the EVP is committed to creating imagery that educate the public about resource management, weather and water issues, climatic variability, and commerce.

How Satellites Work - Collection of seven classroom activities that focus on satellite technology. Topics include: coordinated universal time (UTC); satellite pass prediction; satellite design; satellite orbits; satellite launching; and, use of satellites in at-sea rescues. Each activity provides list of materials needed, background information, and procedure.

Imaging the Earth - Collection of seven classroom activities that focus on mapping and navigation. Topics include: map projections; maps and globes; navigation by triangulation; compass directions; map making and map following; satellite height; and latitude and longitude. Each activity provides list of materials needed, background information, and procedure.

SeaWIFS Project - SeaWIFS is a NASA project using space technology to study phytoplankton. This site contains a teacher's guide designed for grades 9-10 and discusses satellites, ocean color, phytoplankton, the carbon cycle, and the greenhouse effect.

WhaleNet's Satellite Tagging Program - Contains information on satellite tags and tagging, data from current and archived tagging projects on whales, porpoises, seals, and turtles, and questions and activities to help use the data in the classroom.

Remote Sensing - Collection of seven classroom activities that focus on mapping and navigation. Topics include: sensory remote sensing; maps and globes; coded signals; satellite imagery resolution; color imagery; visible and infrared imagery; sea turtle tracking; and locating the Titanic. Each activity provides list of materials needed, background information, and procedure.

Biotechnology

Trolling the Seas for New Medicines - The American Chemical Society brings you this website with information on how scientists discover and test potentially life-saving drugs from organisms in the ocean. This site also suggests connections to chemistry curriculum, classroom demonstrations and lessons, student projects, and answers to anticipated students' questions. High school level.

Medicine Men from the Sea - Explore Australia's reefs to learn more about corals that may help fight cancer.

Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB) - Information on COMB's research programs, faculty, graduate programs and seminars.


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