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Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
Located in Pacific Grove, California, the Station was founded in 1892. Hopkins was the first marine laboratory to be established on the American Pacific coast. Site includes information on faculty, staff, seminars, and news and events. Information pertinent to students and the general public. A special feature of the site is 'Back to the Sea of Cortez', a retracing of John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts 1940 voyage through the Sea of Cortez.
Grade Level: Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional

North Carolina Aquariums
Site of the North Carolina Aquarium Society and its three aquaria. Established in 1976 to promote awareness, understanding, appreciation, and conservation of North Carolina's ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams, and other aquatic environments. Each aquarium web page links to various activity guides. Other links include news, membership information, Jennette's Pier, and online activities for children. Locations of the aquaria are Pine Knoll Shores, Roanoke Island, and Fort Fisher.
Grade Level: General public, Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school

Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Located in Seattle, Washington, PMEL carries out interdisciplinary scientific investigations in oceanography and atmospheric science. Current programs focus on open ocean observations in support of long-term monitoring and forecasting. A comprehensive site focusing on NOAA research in the Pacific Ocean. Site includes an abundant amount of information, data, publications, and links to additional resources. Features interactive data sets, maps, 3-D visualizations, and video.
Grade Level: High school

Oregon State University College of Atmospheric Sciences
Located in Corvallis, Oregon, COAS is advancing the frontiers of knowledge of the ocean, atmosphere, and Earth system. COAS research explores the edge-the interfaces between ocean and atmosphere, ocean and ice, land and sea, land and air, and deep ocean and seafloor. Site includes information on faculty, student, current research, admissions, and much more. Education section includes lesson plans and information on the regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school

Old Dominion University
Located in Norfolk, Virginia, ODU's Department of Ocean, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences acquires and disseminates knowledge of the earth system, including the relationships among the biological, chemical, geological and physical components of our planet. Site includes information on admissions, faculty, students, current research, research vessels, and more. Features include education initiatives, online newsletter, and seminar information. Education initiatives includes tutorials, high school competitions, and summer camps.
Grade Level: Undergraduate lower division,Undergraduate upper division,Graduate or professional

Naval Research Laboratory
Located in Washington, D.C., the NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology and advanced development. Site provides insight into the many accomplishments and on-going research of the lab. Learn about how GPS began and advances in meteorology and radar applications. Information includes the history of the lab, a visitor's guide, and more.
Grade Level: General public

Naval Postgraduate School
Located in Monterey, California, NPS is an academic institution whose emphasis is on the study and research programs relevant to the interests of all arms of the Department of Defense. Programs are designed to accommodate the unique requirements of the military. School is divided up into four programs: Business & Public Policy, Engineering & Applied Sciences, Operational & Information Sciences, and International Graduate Studies. Site features information on admissions, research, and the latest news and events.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
NERSC is an independent non-profit research institute affiliated with the University of Bergen, Norway. The Nansen Center conducts basic and applied environmental research funded by national and international governmental agencies, research councils and industry. Site features information on all the latest research and news. View faculty profiles, project information, and citations of the latest publications. All the projects are broken into four categories: summary, objectives, results, and other.
Grade Level: General public, Graduate or professional

Mote Marine Laboratory
Located in Sarasota, Florida, MML focuses its research on seven centers: aquaculture research and development, coastal ecology, coral reef research, ecotoxicology, fisheries enhancement, marine mammal and sea turtle research, and shark research. Site features information on MML research, education activities, and its aquarium. Education section provides information for teachers and students, and information on continuing education programs, distance learning, and internships. Weather and advisories for the Sarasota area are also available.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional, Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, General public

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Located in Moss Landing, California, MBARI is a non-profit, private oceanographic research institute, dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art equipment, instrumentation, systems and methods for scientific research in the deep waters of the ocean. Site features a wealth of information on current and past research, expeditions, data, and more. Data section includes downloadable data sets, photographs, video, and software. Marine operations section features the MBARI's vessels, vehicles, and moorings.
Grade Level: General public, Graduate or professional


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