Guest post by: Katrina Phillips, Communications Specialist for NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
On January 8, students from the University of Virginia‘s “A Captive Ocean” course visited the Silver Spring Science On a Sphere to learn about how NOAA “captures” ocean data, the relationships between the ocean and atmosphere, and how human activities influence ocean fisheries around the globe. OAR‘s Katrina Phillips led an SOS presentation (top photo) followed by a fisheries discussion led by NMFS‘ Melanie King. In previous years, the class visited the National Aquarium in DC. With the aquarium’s closure in 2013, SOS provided a new opportunity to learn more about NOAA’s role in understanding the ocean.
Photos courtesy of UVA’s Steve Macko.