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Education Webinars: Using Aquarius Data

Using Aquarius Data: How is Inquiry-Driven Education Brought to the Undergraduate Classroom?
Presented by Dr. Susan Lozier – May 1, 2012
The concepts of salinity, density, circulation, temperature and other fundamental physical processes make up the core of any marine science course. Teaching these topics in an undergraduate classroom can be challenging to any educator. This webinar, the first in our Aquarius Inquiry Education series focuses on how our ability to construct knowledge about the ocean has evolved over time as the ocean becomes increasingly accessible, primarily through the acquisition of satellite data.

Webinar Video
Dr. Susan Lozier of Duke University gives us a look into her methods for getting students to ask questions and answer them with real ocean data.

Concept Map
During the presentation, Dr. Lozier shared a concept map to guide the audience through the history of inquiry, as well as to showcase some examples of student work. Her resource-rich map is available to explore below.

Susan Lozier

Dr. Susan Lozier is a physical oceanographer with interests in large-scale ocean circulation. Her research focuses on the ocean's role in climate variability and climate change. She is interested in the large-scale meridional overturning circulation of the ocean and how that circulation impacts the transfer of heat, salt and anthropogenic carbon dioxide from one part of the ocean to another.

Dr. Lozier's recent research focuses on understanding the physical controls on ocean productivity, including how the ocean's primary productivity will respond to climate change and whether ocean stratification plays a role in those expected changes.