Education: It Takes a Team

Scientific endeavors would not be possible without teamwork. Many research projects, even the most specific, involve groups of people working together from many disciplines and even in different countries. Being able to effectively work together across time zones, language barriers, and areas of research are the trademarks of true collaboration.

Earth observing satellites

Dr. Eric Lindstrom makes the case that oceanography is inherently an international endeavor and that satellite operations are no different in this introduction to the fleet of earth observing satellites currently orbiting our planet.
Argo float locations (October 2012)

Introduction to Argo (00:03:46)  Planning and Carrying Out Investigations Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions 
An introduction to the Argo float program, a worldwide network of profiling floats taking measurements in the world's oceans.
Soil moisture and ocean salinity (SMOS) satellite

Remote Sensing in the 2000s (00:08:15)  Planning and Carrying Out Investigations Analyzing and Interpreting Data Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking 
Drs. David Le Vine and Gary Lagerloef explain how remote sensing has evolved throughout the past few decades, focusing specifically on ocean salinity research in the 2000s.
Aquarius instrument at Vandenberg Air Force Base

In this clip, Dr. Eric Lindstrom walks us through the inner workings of the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite, whose current mission is to measure global ocean salinity from space.