Additional Outreach from OECI Partners

OECI Partners’ Outreach and Education Activities in Support of Research Themes

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI-GSO)

URI-GSO’s Inner Space Center offers behind-the-scenes tours where the public can watch scientists explore the seafloor with telepresence from Mission Control.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

  • The online and print magazine Oceanus offers readers a new collection of articles and insight every issue.
  • The Dive and Discover interactive website introduces students and adults to expeditionary research.
  • The Ocean Topics pages let visitors learn about a wide range of ocean-related subjects.
  • Did you know? offers surprising facts about the ocean and our planet.
  • The Ocean Twilight Zone website introduces visitors to the little-understood region of the mesopelagic, or mid-water region of the ocean.
  • Ocean Encounters occur seasonally throughout the year and all past events are freely available.
  • The Ocean Science Discovery Center is open to visitors between May and December.
  • Free summer walking tours of WHOI’s Village Campus in Woods Hole are available daily in July and August on a first-come, first-served basis.

University of New Hampshire (UNH)

  • CCOM weekly seminar series is widely advertised and webcast, and recordings of the talks are available to the public on Vimeo
  • The Seacoast SeaPerch program gives teachers, homeschoolers, 4-H leaders, and other educators hands-on training building mini-ROVs for the SeaPerch competition
  • UNH Tech Camp sessions during the summer
  • UNH’s annual open house event, Ocean Discovery Days

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)

Ocean Exploration Trust (OET)

  • The Science Communication Fellowship immerses formal and informal educators aboard E/V Nautilus as communicators for exploration and empowers them to bring the excitement of ocean exploration – specifically in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) – to students and public audiences around the world.
  • The Science & Engineering Internship Program aims to train community college, undergraduate, and graduate students studying ocean sciences, technology, engineering, and video in the at-sea environment aboard E/V Nautilus
  • Live ship-to-shore interactions are free virtual classroom visits and Q&A sessions linking STEM professional ocean explorers aboard E/V Nautilus with learners and communities around the world. Schedule your free connection 7 days a week while Nautilus is at sea July-December 2021.
  • Meet STEM workforce role models and explore at-sea careers with career video profiles and biographies of the 1200+ member Corps of Exploration – engineers, scientists, educators, and students contributing to better characterization of the global ocean. Participate in live exploration of the world’s ocean via the Nautilus Live website.