NOAA-Smithsonian Partnership Debuts New Web Portal

 

Teen sailor Abby Sunderland.

NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution has launched the new Ocean Portal.

Link to site (Credit: Smithsonian.)

The Smithsonian Ocean Portal is a newly launched website bursting with dynamic, multimedia content designed to engage young adults, ocean enthusiasts and middle school teachers and their students in ocean science, education, and conservation.

NOAA, a global leader in oceanic and atmospheric research and ocean resource management and a provider of information products, has contributed significantly to the Portal and continues to be a major contributor to the site. Together the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and NOAA form a unique combination, and they are positioned to bring ocean science and education together to provide visitors of this site with a better understanding of the ocean and our human connections to it.

The launch of the Ocean Portal is the last of the three components that comprise the NOAA Smithsonian Ocean Initiative Partnership -- the other two being the Sant Ocean Hall and a more cross-cutting marine science program at NMNH. Together, the NMNH and NOAA form a unique combination, and they are positioned to bring ocean science and education together to provide visitors to the Ocean Portal website and the Sant Ocean Hall with a better understanding of the ocean and our human connections to it.

To learn more, please visit: http://ocean.si.edu.

Posted Nov. 1, 2010 NOAA logo.