Multiagency Projects


Resources in this category are not curriculum lesson, these are opportunities to view and manipulate real science data. 

Marine Geoscience Data System
Marine Geoscience Data System provides access to data portals for multiple NSF science research programs. These portals were developed and are maintained as a single integrated system with free public access to a wide variety of primarily marine geoscience data collected during expeditions throughout the global oceans.  There are several data portals that can be linked to directly that follow.

GeoMapApp is an earth science exploration and visualization application that is part of the Marine Geoscience Data System. GeoMapApp provides direct access to the global high resolution (~100 m node spacing) bathymetry from multibeam data for ocean areas and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission elevations over land.  Tutorials for use provided.

Virtual Ocean
integrates the GeoMapApp tool suite with the NASA World Wind 3-D earth browser to create a powerful new platform for interdisciplinary research and education. 

The Ridge2000 page can be used to view the locations of stations, samples and vents, and links provided to additional information in the database for each. In addition to Ridge 2000 data, this page provides access to data relevant to the integrated studies of spreading centers


Laboratory for Ocean Drilling, Observation, and Sampling (LODOS)
LODOS facilitates drilling-related science and education connected to the International Oceanographic Drilling Program. There is a Teachers at Sea Program for teachers to participate in cruises, as well as a series of curriculum called School of Rock.

The MARGINS program is a large collaborative research program focused on the interdisciplinary investigation of the Earth’s Continental margins the principal loci for producing hydrocarbon and metal resources, for earthquake, landslide, volcanic and climatic hazards, and for the greatest population density. A series of undergraduate/high school level Mini-Lessons has been developed covering topics in oceanography, marine geology, tectonics, geophysics, structural geology, petrology. 

HRECOS is an environmental observing program established on the Hudson River Estuary from Troy south to the New York/New Jersey Harbor to provide geographically distributed high frequency real-time data on six different locations on the Hudson River. Includes curriculum and ‘stories’ integrated with data.