tools

Below are some of the tools we use to explore how the ocean and our relationship with it. Questions? Email us at info@oceanlab.org!
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Earth
earth.nullschool.net
Explore the flow of the global ocean and atmosphere, based on the same computers used to predict the weather. Click on "earth" in the lower left corner to pull up a menu of options. Use our helpful sidebar guide to learn more about each visualization.
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Windy
windy.com
Another great visualization of the flow of the global ocean and atmosphere, based on data from current weather and climate models, but a little more user-friendly. Doesn't contain as much info on the ocean, but makes up for it in ease of navigation.
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Ocean Data Portal
northeastoceandata.org
A wealth of ocean data from the continental shelf off of the northeast United States. Includes everything from bird and mammal abundance to fishing locations to infrastructure and energy development. 
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Tides and Currents
tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov
Tides and water levels for the entire US Coastline and Great Lakes. 
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Sea Level Rise
ss2.climatecentral.org
See predicted coastal flooding with future sea level rise. Explore how rising sea level will affect communities based on social vulnerability, property value, and other factors.
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Seas of Plastic
app.dumpark.com/seas-of-plastic-2
This map shows the estimated amount of plastic floating in the world’s oceans, based on computer models and research expeditions.
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DOSITS
dosits.org
Explore the natural and human-made sounds of the ocean, learn more about the science of sound, and explore a wealth of other resources.
Ancient Earth
Ancient Earth
dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth
Go back in time to explore how the continents have moved, sea level has risen and fallen, and life has changed over the last 750 Million years!
Google Earth
Google Earth
google.com/earth
Explore the world in tremendous detail. Get a 360º view of some of the most amazing places in the ocean through their World's Ocean page.
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Seafood Watch
seafoodwatch.org
A helpful guide for navigating the complicated world of sustainable seafood. In addition to the website, they also have Android and iOS apps for shopping for seafood on the go. 
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Ocearch
ocearch.org
Track animals wearing research satellite tags as they travel across the ocean, including sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, and seals! 
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Coral Reef Watch
coralreefwatch.noaa.gov
View near-real-time coral reef stress conditions to see where corals are currently in danger of overheating. Click on a virtual station to see forecasted risk and past data. Learn more about the data in this tutorial.
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