Sea Education by Accessing Integrated Technologies:
earning Involving a Virtual Experience

SEA-IT-LIVE will share the excitement of scientific research — conducted anywhere and with any team of scientists — with students of all ages, and with the general public.

SEA-IT-LIVE will make accessible the open ocean, the planet’s largest natural laboratory, and will bring the thrill of shipboard oceanographic research to a land-based audience to teach contemporary topics including carbon cycling, climate change, and ecosystem health. SEA-IT-LIVE will bring viewers on research expeditions of the NSF-funded Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) and the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) programs. Viewers will be taken on “virtual field trips” by means of near real-time video broadcasts from sea capitalizing on advancing media technology.

One goal of SEA-IT-LIVE is to bring viewers into the day-to-day activities of shipboard research. This will be accomplished by using high-quality video and EpicTracker™, a new product that geo-locates social media posts including blogs, podcasts, photos and videos and posts them on a map in real time. SEA-IT-LIVE has formed a collaboration with Archinoetics, a Honolulu-based high-tech firm that developed EpicTracker™. SEA-IT-LIVE has also established a key partnership with Kapolei Middle School, the pilot school for this program.

Visit our YouTube™ channel for videos of the BiG RAPA cruise!


SEA-IT-LIVE was developed with funding from the UH Sea Grant College Program, UH Mānoa, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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