Ocean Observing Systems: From Your Eyes to Satellites
Date: 10/31/11 - 11/18/11
Location: Online Presentation

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.

This course from COSEE West 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. Please join us!

Week One
Keynote: Coastal Ocean Observing Systems - An Eye on the Ocean
Presenter: Dr. Burt Jones
Lecture available Friday, Oct. 28, 5pm Pacific

Week Two
Keynote: Tracing Invisible Patterns: Water Quality and Harmful Algal Blooms
Presenters: Dr. Rebecca Shipe and Dr. Anita Leinweber
Lectures available Friday Nov. 4, 5pm Pacific

Special live interactive session for Week Two: Saturday November 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! Details on HOW to participate using Elluminate Live! - coming soon. This live lecture will be followed by a free educator workshop. To register for the workshop contact or call (310) 206-8247.

Week Three
Keynote: How satellites have revolutionized our understanding of the Earth: From Benjamin Franklin to Aquarius
Presenter: Dr. Jorge Vazquez
Lecture available Friday Nov. 11, 5pm Pacific

Special live interactive session for Week Three: 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 contact or call (310) 206-8247.

Contact Name: Pat Harcourt
Contact Phone: (213) 740-4693 .
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