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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