Accession Number:

ADA605441

Title:

"Discovery of Sound in the Sea" Website

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE ACOUSTICS INC MIDDLETOWN RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOALS. The long-term goal of this effort is to produce resources to educate the public on the basic science of sound in the sea how it is used to communicate, navigate, and explore the oceans and the effects of sound on marine life. OBJECTIVES. The objective of this effort is to develop and maintain resources that address the long-term goal. The resources include a website Figure 1, educational CD-ROM, tri-fold educational pamphlet, and informational brochure. APPROACH Efforts have focused on enhancing and expanding the website that was launched in November 2002, and developing structured online tutorials and resources designed for the media. During the past five years, Marine Acoustics, Inc. MAI has developed a successful working relationship with the University of Rhode Island s Office of Marine Programs OMP. This relationship involves MAI drafting content material and providing technical guidance for OMP staff to produce additional science content and educational materials focused on sound in the sea and the effects of sound on marine animals. The quality of material on the website is enhanced by an advisory panel and external peer review.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE