Ocean Tracks College Edition

Ocean Tracks College Edition (OT-CE) is a three-year research and development project funded by the National Science Foundation, involving a collaboration between EDC and the University of California, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  The project is creating an interactive Web-based learning resource to help students at different types of undergraduate institutions -- and in both online and face-to-face educational settings -- develop valuable skills in analyzing and learning from large, authentic scientific datasets. Built on a deep foundation of exploratory work from the Oceans of Data and Ocean Tracks Phase 1 projects, OT-CE will provide access to data from the Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) program, NOAA’s Global Drifter Program, and Earth-orbiting satellites via the Ocean Tracks interface map interface; customized data analysis tools; multimedia supports; and laboratory modules customized for undergraduate student use. This project is investigating how a learning resource that includes a data interface, set of analysis tools, and curricula can be used to motivate diverse populations of college students to learn and do science with real data, bringing opportunities to engage broad student populations in scientific practice. Explore our modules at http://oceantracks.org/curriculum/undergraduate.

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This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, grant # 1431903. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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