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Lyndsey Lefebvre, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA SPECIAL BONUS WEBINAR – WHOI Live! Explore the ocean twilight zone (OTZ) and the weirdly wonderful creatures that live there as we venture into the deep. We’ll learn how these animals are specially adapted to this dark, cold, and vast part of the ocean, how…

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at NOAA’s Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, MD Get a rare chance to come inside “mission control” at NOAA’s state-of-the-art Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland, where we command NOAA’s satellites and collect the bulk of the data from earth and space observations. Learn what it takes to receive massive amounts of information in this…

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Jessica Murphy and LTjg Michelle Levano, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey in Seattle, WA Like marine mammals using sound to “see” their underwater environment, scientists also use sound to determine what the seafloor looks like! Mapping the seafloor provides information for many purposes, including safe navigation of fishing vessels and helping pinpoint where marine animals…

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Colleen Hoffman, Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies and NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab in Seattle, WA Come learn about the explosive world of underwater volcanoes! Alien looking organisms, robots and submarines, and eruptions are all part of the fun in studying these systems 10,000-13,000 feet below sea level. Narrated by a marine…

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Lieutenant (junior grade) Michelle Levano and Pete Holmberg, both from NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey in Seattle, WA How do we collect information on ocean depths, and how does that information get on paper? It’s important for us to measure water depths and features to keep ships safe and help them navigate and sometimes we…

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Commander Colin Little, Acting Commanding Officer aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer currently moored in Norfolk, VA This webinar will introduce you to another one of NOAA’s commissioned officers and a day in his life aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, one of 16 research vessels in NOAA’s fleet, dedicated to exploration and discovery. Tour the…

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Heather Tabisola, NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, WA Have you ever seen a drone? Some people think they look like helicopters. But not all drones fly! Some sail across the water, powered by wind, collecting information on the ocean and atmosphere as they go. In this webinar, you will talk to a NOAA…

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Catalina Martinez, NOAA’s Office of Exploration and Research (OER) in Narragansett, RI The world ocean is essential to all life on earth, covers more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, drives global weather patterns, regulates temperature, and is a bridge that connects all continents. Throughout history, the ocean has been a vital source of…

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