SEATTLE, WA - Join Philippe Cousteau Friday, March 6, 2015 1pm EST/10am PST as he meets with finalist teams for the The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE live from the Seattle Aquarium. Pioneering the future of ocean acidification research, these teams of engineers have been challenged to "create pH sensor technology that will affordably, accurately and efficiently measure ocean chemistry from its shallowest waters… to its deepest depths."
Through years of research, development, and testing each team is eager to share their knowledge of ocean acidification and engineering practices with students from across the globe. Classrooms will be able to ask questions of the teams in real time.
This hangout is best suited for high school classrooms.
Register and learn more here: http://earthecho.org/news/HOA-150306
ST. PETERSBURG -
KEY WEST, FL - USF College of Marine Science students Jon Sharp, Katelyn Schockman, and Ellie Hudson-Heck from the Byrne Lab, along with Eckerd College intern Courtney Tierney, are currently sailing aboard NOAA’s R/V Ronald H. Brown on the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cycle Cruise (GOMECC-3). The Brown departed Key West, Florida on July 18, 2017 and will return to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on August 21, 2017, after a full loop around the Gulf of Mexico.
This is the most comprehensive ocean acidification cruise in this region to date, and the first of its kind to explore Mexican waters. Jon, Katelyn, Ellie, and Courtney are measuring pH and carbonate ion concentrations in the Gulf. These data will be vital for evaluating the progression of ocean acidification across the basin and on regional scales, with a particular focus on coastal dynamics.
You can follow along with GOMECC-3 at the official cruise blog at gomecc3.wordpress.com or via Twitter using the hashtags #GOMECC3 and #GulfOA