Teacher at Sea Blogs

Looking Back On 30 Years of Teachers at Sea

This week, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program. Join us as we look back at the history and accomplishments of this groundbreaking program. Since 1990, more than 850 teachers have sailed aboard NOAA research ships. They serve as valued crew members, conducting hands-on research and learning more about the science …

Kathy Schroeder: My Journey Ends, but will Never Be Forgotten, November 2, 2019

NOAA Teacher at Sea Kathy Schroeder Aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II September 15 – October 2, 2019 Mission: Shark/Red Snapper Longline Survey Geographic Area of Cruise: Gulf of Mexico Date: 11/2/19 Weather Data from Naples, FL Latitude: 26.17Longitude: 81.34Temperature: 89° FWind Speeds: ESE 11 mph Personal Log Our last day on Oregon II together was …

Linda Kurtz: Reflections from Fairweather, September 7, 2019

NOAA Teacher at Sea Linda Kurtz Aboard NOAA Ship Fairweather August 12-23, 2019 Mission: Cascadia Mapping Project Geographic Area of Cruise: Pacific Northwest (Off the coast of California) Date: 9/7/2019 Weather Data from Marietta, GA: Latitude: 33.963900Longitude:  -84.492260Sky Conditions:  ClearPresent Weather:  HotVisibility: 9 milesWindspeed: Less than 1 knotTemperature:  Record high 97 degrees Fahrenheit It’s been weeks since I …

Kathy Schroeder: Retrieving the Longline, September 30, 2019

NOAA Teacher at Sea Kathy Schroeder Aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II September 15-October 2, 2019 Mission: Shark/Red Snapper Longline Survey Geographic Area of Cruise: Gulf of Mexico Date: 9/30/19 Weather Data from the Bridge Latitude: 29.47408Longitude: 85.34274Temperature: 85°FWind Speeds: E 5 mph Science and Technology Log Retrieving the Longline One hour after the last highflyer …

Cara Nelson: The Ocean Moved Me, September 26, 2019

NOAA Teacher at Sea Cara Nelson Aboard USFWS R/V Tiglax September 11-25, 2019 Mission: Northern Gulf of Alaska Long-Term Ecological Research project Geographic Area of Cruise: Northern Gulf of Alaska Date: September 26, 2019 Weather Data from Anchorage, AK: Time: 14:18Latitude: 61º13.257′ NLongitude: 149º51.473’ W Wind: North 1 knotAir Temperature: 5.6ºC (42ºF)Air Pressure: 1026 millibarsSunny …

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