A warm welcome to you, whether you have arrived here via the FutureLearn course or by some other route across the internet!
The University of Southampton with FutureLearn ran its first Massive Open Online Course in Oceanography – Exploring our Oceans – between February and March 2014. The course has since been revised and our new 4-week version is now live (launched on 10 October 2016).
This week has been all about the history of ocean exploration and modern mapping of the sea floor. Our learners have been busy with their own explorations of interactive maps, hearing about the Challenger expedition, and sharing what the oceans mean to them by contributing to walls of images. There’s been a real buzz in the first week and we look forward to Week 2.