The Ocean Today

March 29, 2022
In partnership with the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) the World Ocean Observatory (W2O) is pleased to announce the launch World Ocean Explorer, a first-of-its-kind immersive virtual aquarium. THE DEEP SEA, sponsored by Schmidt Ocean Institute, is the first exhibit in the virtual aquarium, showcasing deep-sea discoveries.

worldoceanexplorer.org/deep-sea-aquarium.html

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Programs & Services

 

 

  WORLD OCEAN EXPLORER
An exploratory, educational virtual aquarium experience, free for use in the classroom and at home by ocean enthusiasts ages 10 and up. DEEP SEA
The DEEP SEA exhibit showcases encounters and discoveries during Schmidt Ocean Institute deep-sea expeditions. Start exploring today: worldoceanexplorer.org/deep-sea-aquarium.html
  

WORLD OCEAN PUBLICATIONS
Provocative publications about the ocean, published in association with Leete's Island Books.
The latest:

AQUA / TERRA: REFLECTIONS ON THE WORLD OCEAN
by Peter Neill, World Ocean Observatory
Available through your local bookseller and at Amazon

THE NEW FISH WAVE: HOW TO IGNITE THE SEAFOOD INDUSTRY
by Dr. Thor Sigfusson, Iceland Ocean Cluster
Available through your local bookseller and at Amazon

 

 

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   VISUALIZATION THEATER
Modern data visualizations offer innovative and fascinating ways to look at, actively engage in, and interpret data and ocean events. Visualization Theater has the potential to transform the way in which we engage with and learn about scientific facts related to the world ocean.

  

WORLD OCEAN EXHIBITS
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