Ocean Tracks: Investigating Marine Migrations in a Changing Ocean

Ocean Tracks: Investigating Marine Migrations in a Changing Ocean (Ocean Tracks) was a two-year Phase I research and development project funded by NSF (grant #1222413).  A collaboration between EDC and Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, Ocean Tracks is a student-friendly interface to authentic scientific data from the Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) Program, NOAA’s Global Drifter Program, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at UC Santa Barbara. Students use the Ocean Tracks interface to explore the migration patterns of large marine species, making connections between animal movement patterns and characteristics of the ocean environment. This phase 1 project focused on developing and testing the interface in high school classrooms, supported by curriculum that guides them through scientific investigations using the data. Learn more at: http://oceantracks.org.

Ocean Tracks is listed as a resource by NOAA Data Resources for Educators and Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego.

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