Open Up – Opportunities for Open Ocean

Satellites of the Sea; Observing the Ocean for Hurricane Research

Saildrone

New High Tech Ocean Robots Aid NOAA Scientists and Open Up Opportunities for Ocean Science Careers

How do we know how strong a hurricane will be and where it will make landfall? Some answers can be found in the ocean. Ocean observing instruments collect data about ocean conditions, such as temperature, salinity, and pressure. This information helps scientists improve forecasts of hurricane intensity and path, and to warn people who may be in danger.

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OCEAN TODAY FOR TEACHERS – Want to learn more about the Smithsonian/NOAA Ocean Today Program? 

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