The Ocean Observatories Initiative is a networked infrastructure of science-driven sensor systems to measure the physical, chemical, geological and biological variables in the ocean and seafloor as well as the overlying atmosphere, providing a fully integrated system collecting data on coastal, regional and global scales. The OOI will put these real-time ocean observing data in the hands of a vast user community including scientists, educators, and the public.

Tools in the Ocean Education Portal provide easy access for the development of educational data visualizations and translation of OOI science into pedagogical resources such as concept maps and online lessons.

Visualize Data

These interactive visualization tools can be used to explore and analyze real-time or archived ocean data from the OOI or sources such as NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System. They are designed to be intuitive and adaptable to your learning goals.

Connect Concepts

This tool will help your students to illustrate how ocean data and findings are tied to key classroom concepts. It provides access to expert-created concept maps that can be used to navigate through the multifaceted data and science being provided by the OOI.

Create Investigations

This tool will help you create an online homework assignment, lecture demonstration, or laboratory using ocean data. It is designed to walk you through steps for preparing, creating, and publishing online investigations as part of a larger lesson.

Search the interactive Vocabulary Navigator to explore Ocean Observatory Initiative science, sites, platforms, instruments, and data products.