Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 16 Issue 04

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Volume 16, No. 4
Pages 60 - 60

VIGNETTE • Connecting the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries Through Telepresence

Michiko Martin
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) Program has established an innovative educational and technological framework to bring the excitement of the nation’s underwater ecosystems to the American public by linking telepresence activities with system-wide oceanographic monitoring programs. This initiative will revolutionize oceanographic information dissemination by integrating live video camera feeds with data streams as diverse as observations collected by citizen-scientists, satellite records, and measurements collected by monitoring stations in the marine sanctuaries. Integration is achieved through distributed data systems and protocols that enable unified internet access to information collected at multiple sites through multiple observing systems.


Martin, M. 2003. Education vignette: Connecting the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries through telepresence. Oceanography 16(4):60, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2003.13.