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Your Word Cloud!

Good Evening MOOCers! Just a quick update tonight, so far we have had over 500 words submitted in the "What does the ocean mean to you?" activity, it is fair to say that the most enjoyable aspect of facilitating this course so far has been the overwhelming response on the Padlet walls, we have each really enjoyed looking at the nearly 1000 pictures you have uploaded or shared with us, and it has really made it clear that the ocean means something special and unique to all of us. Continue reading →

The Trieste, 1960.

Good evening MOOCers! There has been such a lot of discussion about the course content, it is great to see so many of you enjoying the course! We have had a lot of comments on the timeline where you can discover the history of ocean exploration, so I thought I would share an additional resource about a dive that has always fascinated me. Continue reading →

Course Overview

  Before we get started on Monday, the course team thought you might appreciate a very brief overview of what to expect from the MOOC, and the topic outlines for each week: Week 1: A hidden landscape (starts 03 February) Getting started in the course The history of ocean exploration Modern mapping of the oceans  Week 2: Mobilis in mobili (starts 10 February) How much water is there? Tides Our spinning planet Week 3: A living soup (starts 17... Continue reading →

What does the Ocean mean to me?

As you all, my interest and passion to the ocean and the sea environment started from simple feelings that came to me when I was interacting with the sea. The ocean represents to me freedom next to discipline, silence versus storm, enigmatic yet very simple. This photo collage reflects some of my past experiences at sea which inspired me to pursue a career in ocean science. Continue reading →

Welcome enthusiastic MOOCers

Hello MOOCers, I'm Eric, one of your facilitators in 'Exploring our Oceans' MOOC. I'm a first year PhD student in the field of Marine Electromagnetic Geophysics at the National Oceanography Centre. My project aims to image and quantify methane hydrates pockmark chimneys which are located offshore Norway, by using the University of Southampton Controlled Source Electromagnetic (CSEM) method. Continue reading →