Students To Take A "Sentimental Journey" Via The Internet

April 23, 1998

By the time students are back in school next year, they'll be able to take a sedimental journey via the Internet as NOAA's Classroom@Sea program gears up.

The finer points of sediment and plankton sampling - as well as investigations into the ocean's role in predicting weather, observing marine mammals, and monitoring fish populations -- are just some of the things this virtual learning community will include. Classroom@Sea is a pilot project, with a prototype Website being constructed by NOAA with help from Kentlake High School of Seattle.

Next year, students should be able to interact with the captain, crew and scientists of the NOAA research ship McArthur as well as other research vessels. This project during the International Year of the Ocean is a partnership between NOAA and the University of Washington. It's a work in progress, with guidance provided by the ships' crew, teachers who have done at-sea research on NOAA vessels, and National Marine Sanctuary scientists. The plan is for the project to be expanded next year to include more classrooms and NOAA research vessels.

Project planners hope that Classroom@Sea will plant a seed with students that may even lead them into ocean science careers.

--May-September - EXPO 98: "Oceans, A Heritage for the Future," Lisbon, Portugal
--June 8 -OCEANS DAY
--June 11-12 - National Oceans Conference, Monterey

Visit the web site at

Other web sites:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Related Internet Articles from Brightsurf:

Towards an unhackable quantum internet
Harvard and MIT researchers have found a way to correct for signal loss with a prototype quantum node that can catch, store and entangle bits of quantum information.

Swimming toward an 'internet of health'?
In recent years, the seemingly inevitable 'internet of things' has attracted considerable attention: the idea that in the future, everything in the physical world -- machines, objects, people -- will be connected to the internet.

Everything will connect to the internet someday, and this biobattery could help
In the future, small paper and plastic devices will be able to connect to the internet for a short duration, providing information on everything from healthcare to consumer products, before they are thrown away.

Your body is your internet -- and now it can't be hacked
Purdue University engineers have tightened security on the 'internet of body.' Now, the network you didn't know you had is only accessible by you and your devices, thanks to technology that keeps communication signals within the body itself.

What's next for smart homes: An 'Internet of Ears?'
A pair of electrical engineering and computer science professors in Cleveland, Ohio, have been experimenting with a new suite of smart-home sensors.

Child-proofing the Internet of Things
As many other current, and potentially future, devices can connect to the Internet researchers are keen to learn more about how so called IoT devices could affect the privacy and security of young people.

Quantum internet goes hybrid
ICFO researchers report the first demonstration of an elementary link of a hybrid quantum information network, using a cold atomic cloud and a doped crystal as quantum nodes as well as single telecom photons as information carriers.

Connecting up the quantum internet
Major leap for practical building blocks of a quantum internet: Published in Nature Physics, new research from an Australian team demonstrates how to dramatically improve the storage time of a telecom-compatible quantum memory, a vital component of a global quantum network.

Internet searches for suicide after '13 Reasons Why'
Internet searches about suicide were higher than expected after the release of the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' about the suicide of a fictional teen that graphically shows the suicide in its finale, according to a new research letter published by JAMA Internal Medicine.

Weaponizing the internet for terrorism
Writing in the International Journal of Collaborative Intelligence, researchers from Nigeria suggest that botnets and cyber attacks could interfere with infrastructure, healthcare, transportation, and power supply to as devastating an effect as the detonation of explosives of the firing of guns.

Read More: Internet News and Internet Current Events is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to