Deep Ocean Education Project 

The Deep Ocean Education Project website - launched in 2021 - is a one-stop-shop for ocean exploration education resources, combining materials from NOAA Ocean Exploration, Ocean Exploration Trust , and Schmidt Ocean Institute .

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Featured Content

One-Stop-Shop for Deep Ocean Education

Bring the excitement of deep-sea phenomena alive in your science classes with the best deep-sea videos, lessons, and more. Don't forget to create a free account to save any materials you see for easy access later and to share with a friend or colleague!

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Hydrothermal Vents

Discover how diverse communities of animals survive on hydrothermal vents on the sea floor amid superheated, chemical-rich water. Learn about hot topics like chemosynthesis through resources highlighting fascinating biological processes that occur in these unique ecosystems.

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Website Features

  Ocean Exploration Themes

Student activities, multimedia galleries, and background information on ocean-related phenomena.

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  Student Activities

Standards aligned science activities that support three-dimensional teaching and learning approaches.

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  Build & Save Your Collection

Save and sort content by customizing easily shareable resource collections.

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Access stunning deep-sea images and videos from expeditions.

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  Ship Tracker

Find where we are currently exploring and heading to next. See who is live streaming from the deep!

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  Events & Opportunities

Lists of upcoming events and opportunities, from live interactions with current expeditions to conferences.

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The Deep Ocean Education Project is created in cooperation with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation under federal award NA19OAR0110405