Students Dive Into Sea Science Aboard Navy Vessel

Monday, June 14, 2004
From Naval Oceanographic Office Public Affairs

More than 40 students from across the nation are taking part in educational three-day sessions in June aboard an oceanographic survey ship in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the Naval Oceanographic Office’s (NAVOCEANO) annual OCEANS ALIVE program. The Oceanographic Career Enhancement and Naval Science: Adventurous Learning in Variable Environments, or OCEANS ALIVE program, is designed to stimulate students’ interest in science and mathematics, by teaching them practical applications as they examine the ocean from sea surface to seafloor. While aboard the ship, students are introduced to acoustics, geology, marine biology, bathymetry, meteorology and physical oceanography through a series of classroom lectures and hands-on projects. Students also gain an understanding of how the Navy collects and processes oceanographic data. “It was interesting to learn how all the systems we studied are applied to the safety of our troops,” said Kathy DeWein, a teacher at Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Tenn. Additionally, the program provides the opportunity for NAVOCEANO scientists to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with students and teachers in the community. It also provides a potential recruitment base of future oceanographers, mathematicians and engineers. “I think this program is a great opportunity for us to see firsthand how all of the science and math we’re learning in school is used in real life,” said Danielle Boetcher, a student participant from Hartford, Wis. Since 1998, more than 350 students and educators nationwide have participated in the OCEANS ALIVE program. An added feature is that teachers receive Continuing Education Units from the University of Southern Mississippi for their participation in the program. "It's really rewarding to see students and teachers get so excited learning new things about the oceans," said Patty Harrison, Naval Oceanographic Office employee and OCEANS ALIVE coordinator.


Cruise Ship Trends

MV WERFTEN, Foreship Sign Design Agreements

MV WERFTEN signed a letter of intent with the engineering company Foreship in Stralsund today. The agreement includes parts of the basic design as well as design,

Vard Bags Hapag-Lloyd Cruises contract for 2 Vessels

Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured contracts

Lucas Marine, Harbor Breeze Cruises Partner to Cut Fuel Costs

Lucas Marine is partnering with Harbor Breeze Corporation to help reduce the yacht charter and cruise company's fuel costs, maintenance and environmental impact in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.

Education/Training

Danish Maritime Authority Supports Maritime Cultural Days

The Danish Maritime Authority's buoy tender ’POUL LØWENØRN’ will be alongside in Korsør in connection with the Maritime Cultural Days. The vessel will be open to visitors throughout Saturday,

South Africa Workshop Promotes Ship Energy Efficiency

An International Maritime Organization (IMO) workshop is raising awareness of the Organization’s regulatory regime dealing with improving energy efficiency and

MN100: SeaSchool

The Company: Sea School prides itself on remaining ahead of the competition with over 36 years experience in dealing with Coast Guard Licensing, Regulations, and Maritime Education.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0503 sec (20 req/sec)