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Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to reach out in new ways to teachers, students, and the general public, and share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA’s major ocean exploration initiatives with the people around the world.

The Search for the Lost French Fleet of 1565 expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to understand the tools, techniques, and importance of marine archaeology and to explore 16th Century history.

 John de Bry in the Map Room of the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. Photo by Philippe Eranian/SYGMA

View the flipbook, "Finding the French Fleet," to learn the history behind the fleet and the modern-day quest to find these shipwrecks. Requires Adobe Flash.

Download pdf version (11.8 Mb).

Expedition Focus: Marine Archaeology

This collection includes an Expedition Purpose written for educators, standards-based lessons relevant to the technology being used during this expedition, and an OceanAGE career interview with expedition lead Chuck Meide. Additionally, below you will find a Marine Archaeology Theme page which includes a selection of essays from past archaeology expeditions, additional lessons, videos, career interviews, and links to past expeditions with an archaeological focus.

Expedition Purpose: A summary of why scientists and educators are interested in exploring this area and what we might learn from our efforts in this region as we strive to further understand the 95% of our planet that is virtually unexplored. Lessons and learning tools relevant to the expedition.OceanAGE Careers: Chuck Meide




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