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An Exploratorium Learning Studio Resource Guide

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Official Agency Pages


Research Institutions

Publication Directories

Maps and charts



Image Sources


Education Resource Sections

Materials in the Learning Studio

Schools and Degree Programs

Other Useful and Interesting Sites

Official Agency Pages:

United States:

AGU Ocean Sciences Section

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

Naval Oceanographic Office

Ocean Surface Topography from Space - NASA

ONR Science & Technology Focus: Oceanography

Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)

Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS)


Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)

Research Institutions:

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Museum

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Publication Directories:

PMEL Outstanding Scientific Papers

SCOR Publications

Search PMEL Publications

Maps and charts:

Seafloor Topography - Digital Globe


Glossary of Physical Oceanography and Related Disciplines

Ocean Surface Topography from Space-Glossary - NASA

Tide and Current Glossary - NOAA/NOS


Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Software

Image Sources:

NEP Animation - animated surf forecasts across the Pacific Ocean

Ocean Surface Topography from Space-Gallery - NASA

Education Resource Sections:

Some sites have sections devoted to educational material.

The Bridge, Ocean Sciences Teacher Resource Center

Ocean Surface Topography from Space-Education - NASA

Materials in the Learning Studio:
Note: These are only a few possible searches.
Access to the Learning Studio is available for the public.
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Other Useful and Interesting Sites::

Global WW3 Forecasts (WAVEWATCH-III)

NCEP OMB operational wave models

North Pacific Surface Analysis Department of Commerice, NOAA and the NWS.

North Pacific WW3 analysis (WAVEWATCH-III)

Oahu Surf/Wind Recreational Forecast

Oceanweather Inc: Current Marine Data

Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Data

Reef Education Network (REN)

Surf Forecast and Report (STORMSURF)

WannaSurf Surf spots atlas, surfing photos

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