How This Works  

  Our core strategies  

Open The Oceans program consists of 3 major components

Challenges

Our central program activity is a series of academic challenges. Student teams from high schools and community colleges submit project proposals for investigations to accompany expeditions at various locations.   Selected teams are mentored by our community as they carry out their projects.

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Community

Project proposals are reviewed by the Open The Ocean community. The Community consists of participating students, their sponsoring teachers, and members of the professional oceanographic community, including deep sea researchers and explorers.

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Content

Selected projects include how the team plans to collect data of interest and how the results are shared back to the community. The growing data repository serves as inspiration for the next team challenge and a resource for oceanography educators.

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Community

We believe that enthusiastic student engagement is essential to a dynamic, positive educational experience. Our challenges are designed to maximize engagement for participants as well as their wider school community, generating Inspiration Through Exploration®.

Who is involved in this program?

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