ocean learning lab &
Ocean and Atmosphere
What's the global weather like?
This map shows current ocean, wind, and other conditions around the world. Explore wind, waves, ocean currents, and temperature from the menu on the right. Look for familiar currents or big storms!
Click a box to explore the ocean
Seas of Plastic
How much trash is in the ocean?
Each white dot on this map represents 20 kg (44 lbs) of plastic trash. Where is the most plastic? Where is the least? What areas might be major sources of plastic? How might we clean this all up?
Local Sea Level Rise
What floods with sea level rise?
When the seas rise, either through long-term changes or in big storms, explore what parts of the United States coast will flood. What floods near you? What critical infrastructure might be affected?
How do the tides work?
Explore the relationships between tides, tide charts, the moon, storm surge, and sea level rise. What happens when you combine astronomical high tides, storm surge, and sea level rise?