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Connected Oceans

Educational project for sharing knowledge in physical oceanography
Sectors of Activity:
other
Other Sector of Activity:
Physical Oceanography
Funding other:
Public and Private Partnership, sponsors
Objective:
The objective is to highlight progress and striking scientific results obtained during the last decades by researchers in physical oceanography, and developing new links between laboratories and schools
Beneficiaries:
1) – Oceanographers: a) supporting and increasing the value of research activities through a new networking b) making available new tools and material for communication and outreach activities 2) – Students, aged 11-15: new keys to understand the ocean dynamics, its role in climate change and its importance for Earth’s balance and Human life
Main activities:
2 components for activities: 1) Construction of new scientific materials on theoretical oceanographic physical processes in collaboration with leading French laboratories 2) Actions in schools: instructive experiments to illustrate theories, mainly based on oceanographic cruises and collected in-situ data scientific use. Special focus on new global Argo array (www.argo.net), with over 3850 floats reporting free, and easy data access.
Main deliverables:
1) New scientific, multidisciplinary and collaborative platform with online educational materials on physical oceanography, along with links to other websites of interest 2) Animations and scientific experiments in classrooms; students guide on how to access, use and exploit oceanographic data, requesting skills in physics and other topics (biology, chemistry, geology, history…)
Partners needed:
- Scientific community of oceanographers - Students (11-15) and teachers - Science outreach actors interested by resources in physical oceanography
Timetable:
2016-2018
Geographical target area:
First prototype in the north-western France (Brittany and Pays de la Loire Regions), Rapid extensions to France, Europe, International
Countries:
France
Ireland
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom
Budget: 100.000 € for 3 years
Name of Organisation: GlazeO
Country: France
Contact person: 
Carole SAOUT-GRIT
Position: 
Physical Oceanography
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