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Ocean World DLESE Reviewed Collection
The majority of Ocean World is devoted to a series of ten reference sections: coral reefs, currents, El Nino, Fisheries, Ice Ages, icebergs, JASON-1 (a satellite), the role of the ocean in weather, satellites and ocean exploration, and waves. Each section culminates with an interactive quiz, links to sources of related real-time data, and a list of additional related links. Also available is a set of supplementary services, including a glossary, a question and answer section called Ask Dr.Bob, an index page for all of the available real-time dataset sources, primer pages on the use of internet technology, and links to three distance learning courses in oceanography offered by Texas A&M university. An additional series of link lists are broken up into Four Star Sites, General Links, and (the site author's) Bookmarks. Finally, under a teacher's introductory section to the site, instructors can access a guide to using Ocean World in the classroom, find advice on teaching oceanography in general, locate technology lab stations, and follow links to additional teaching resources.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Curriculum
    • Guide for instructor
    • Syllabus
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Portal:
    • Educational
    • Non-profit
  • Services:
    • Ask an expert
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Remotely sensed
  • Physical object
  • Atmospheric science
  • Biology
  • Climatology
  • Cryology
  • Ecology
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
All Site materials copyright. Ocean World Copyright 2001
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-618
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: TOPEX/POSEIDON education team

Contact: Dr Robert Stewart
Texas A&M University, Department of Oceanography