NOAA Ocean Exploration Webinar for Educators - Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition
Date: 06/27/13 4:00 PM - 06/27/13 5:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar

From July 8 - August 17, 2013, the Okeanos Explorer will explore the diversity of benthic habitats and features, including deep-sea corals, gas seeps and landslide features in and along the northeast deepwater canyons and seamounts off the U.S. East Coast. Using telepresence technology, scientists on board the ship will collaborate with scientists participating remotely from shore. The expedition will use the ship’s core capabilities: a new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that can reach a depth of 6,000 meters, multibeam sonar for bathymetric mapping, and a Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) profiler to characterize unknown and poorly-known areas of our ocean. Educators, students and the general public can follow along and watch this expedition unfold in real-time via the Internet.

This 60-minute Webinar will provide an introduction to the science behind the expedition and the associated Education Expedition Module, including lesson plans and other resources to enable you and your students to delve more deeply into the expedition and follow along with it in real-time. Resources presented will be archived for use during the upcoming academic year.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees:
Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac-based attendees:
Required: Mac OS-X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees:
Required: iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet

For technical assistance, please contact Tony Cao at

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