Course Resources

[Weather in a Tank] –

[Ocean Lab Demos] –

[Regional Oceanography] –

[MIT OpenCourse, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences] –

  • [Brief, descriptive (no math) introduction to the oceanic general circulation, with accompanying animations]

Data Resources

[National Data Buoy Center] –

[Bathymetry Data] –

[Sea Surface Temperature/Chlorophyll] –

[Argo Program] –

[TAO Array, Pacific Ocean] –

[PIRATA Array, Atlantic Ocean] –

[RAMA Array, Indian Ocean] –

[Tides and Currents] –

[Oregon Surface Currents] –

[Ice-Tethered Profilers] –

[Hawaii Ocean Time Series] –

[NOAA Coast Watch] –

[Scatterometer Winds] –

[U.S. GLOBal Ocean Ecosystem, GLOBEC]

Python and Jupyter Notebook Resources

[Paige’s guide to install Anaconda (which includes python and jupyter notebook) on Windows] – Install python on Windows (PDF)

[Python/jupyter notebook tutorial from Paige’s python lab, 2018 School] – Python example (PDF)

[Great interactive introduction to python] –

[Lecture notes about using python for science] –

[Video: Introduction to Jupyter Notebook] –

[Video: Python plotting in Jupyter Notebook] –

Model Products

[Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment] –


[NWS – Environmental Modeling Center ]

The web site of the ECCO project is: The latest ECCO ocean state estimate is described here: and is freely available here:

Ocean Data Atlases

[JAVA Ocean Atlas] –

[IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library] –

[World Ocean Atlas] –

[Wind Climatology]

[WOCE Data] –

[Ocean Data Viewer] –

Ocean Observatories

[NERACOOS, Northeastern] –

[OrCOOS, Oregon] –

[GoMOOS, Gulf of Maine] –

[Ocean Observatories Initiative]

[CMOP, Coastal Margin] –

[Martha’s Vineyard Observatory] –

Other Resources

[IPCC Report] –

[NASA Educational Site]

[NOAA Educational Site]

[WHOI Oceanus Magazine] –

[TAMU Educational Site] –

[Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater] –

[Matlab Tools] –

[Standard Atmosphere Calculator] –

[US Naval Observatory] –

COESSING Participant Initiatives

Plastic Punch started by Richmond Kennedy Quarcoo (COESSING participant 2013-2018): an international team of dedicated professionals aimed  at protecting the environment from plastic waste, providing better waste management solutions, while improving people’s living conditions. Plastic Punch is a non profit organization launched in January 2018 in Accra, Ghana.