Other Resources and Links
The Web links below are provided for informational purposes only. Links outside of Ocean Explorer have been checked at the time of this page's publication, but the linking sites may become outdated or non-operational over time.
- http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/10lophelia/welcome.html – Web site for the Lophelia II 2010: Cold Seeps and Deep Reefs expedition.
- http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/guide/gomdse_edguide.pdf – Educators’ Guide for the Gulf of Mexico Deep-Sea Ecosystems Education Materials Collection.
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/development/online_development.html – Online professional development opportunities, including Lessons from the Deep: Exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s Deep-Sea Ecosystems.
- http://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/edufun/book/welcome.html#book - A free printable book for home and school use introduced in 2004 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of NOAA; nearly 200 pages of lessons focusing on the exploration, understanding, and protection of Earth as a whole system.
- www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/#Anchor-From-14210 - The Access Excellence Graphics Gallery which offers a series of labeled diagrams with explanations representing the important processes of biotechnology. Each diagram is followed by a summary of information, providing a context for the process illustrated.
- www.woodrow.org/teachers/bi/1993 - Activities related to biotechnology from the 1993 Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute.
- http://www.piersystem.com/go/site/2931/ – Main Unified Command Deepwater Horizon response site
- http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/deepwaterhorizon – NOAA Web site on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response.
- http://docs.lib.noaa.gov – Resources on Oil Spills, Response, and Restoration: a Selected Bibliography; document from NOAA Central Library to aid those seeking information concerning the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and information on previous spills and associated remedial actions; includes media products (web, video, printed and online documents) selected from resources available via the online NOAA Library and Information Network Catalog (NOAALINC)
- http://www.gulfallianceeducation.org – Extensive list of publications and other resources from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance; click “Gulf States Information & Contacts for BP Oil Spill” to download the Word document.
- http://www.darrp.noaa.gov/southeast/deepwater_horizon/index.html – Information about damage assessments being conducted by NOAA’s Damage Assessment Remediation and Restoration Program.
- http://www.noaa.gov/sciencemissions/bpoilspill.html – Web page with links to NOAA Science Missions & Data relevant to the Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill.
- http://www.geoplatform.gov/gulfresponse – An online tool developed by NOAA, EPA, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Department of Interior that provides a “one-stop shop” for spill response information.
- http://www.education.noaa.gov/Ocean_and_Coasts/Oil_Spill.html - “Gulf Oil Spill” Web page from NOAA Office of Education with links to multimedia resources, lessons & activities, data, and background information.
- Coastal Response Research Center. 2010. Deepwater Horizon Dispersant Use Meeting Report May 26-27, 2010. Coastal Response Research Center, University of New Hampshire. June 4, 2010; available online at www.crrc.unh.edu/dwg .
- Fisher, C., H. Roberts, E. Cordes, and B. Bernard. 2007. Cold seeps and associated communities of the Gulf of Mexico. Oceanography 20:118-129; available online at http://www.tos.org/oceanography .
- Kellogg, C. A., 2009, Gulf of Mexico deep-sea coral ecosystem studies, 2008–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009–3094, 4 pp.
- Sulak, K. J., M. T. Randall, K. E. Luke, A. D. Norem, and J. M. Miller (Eds.). 2008. Characterization of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Hard Bottom Communities with Emphasis on Lophelia Coral - Lophelia Reef Megafaunal Community Structure, Biotopes, Genetics, Microbial Ecology, and Geology. USGS Open-File Report 2008-1148;
- National Research Council. 2003. Oil in the Sea III: Inputs, Fates, and Effects. The National Academies Press. Washington, D.C.
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Director, Education Programs
NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
Other lesson plans developed for this Web site are available in the Education Section.