NOAA Webinar for Educators - Deepwater Canyons 2013: Pathways to the Abyss Expedition

Join us for a Webinar on April 18!

This small solitary coral, just a centimeter across, will grow and potentially form clusters of large individuals.

This cockscomb coral was photographed during the 2012 Deepwater Canyons expedition. Click image for larger view and image credit.

NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research invites formal and informal educators to participate in a webinar to introduce educational resources developed for an ocean exploration mission to deepwater canyons off the mid-Atlantic coast aboard the NOAA Ship Ron Brown. From April 30-May 19, scientists will be using the Jason II remotely operated vehicle to explore the rugged canyon walls of Norfolk and Baltimore canyons as they seek to understand more about the connectivity of deep-sea canyon organisms, their associated microbiology and food webs, and the physical, chemical and geological conditions associated with each canyon ecosystem. Shipwrecks found in these areas will also be explored.

This 45-minute webinar will provide an introduction to the science behind the expedition, the associated Education Expedition Module, lesson plans, and classroom resources to enable you and your students to participate in the expedition online.


Contact Susan Haynes,
Technical assistance contact Tony Cao,

Title: NOAA Webinar for Educators - Deepwater Canyons 2013: Pathways to the Abyss Expedition

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet