Jam-packed first day of the 7th biennial Ocean Literacy Summit - thank you @ ! I saw some friends and met many new ones.
The day started at Northeastern's main campus with workshops, and I attended an excellent technology-themed one with four excellent speakers who spoke briefly about ocean technologies (ROVs, ocean engineering, remote sensing), as well as about super powerful ocean data products. There was a rotating table discussion portion after the talks, which provided good conversation time with the speakers, who were happy to relay and show the easy accessibility of their work and discuss ways in which educators can bring those powerful tools into classrooms and educational spaces 👏🏼👏🏼💙💙 I next went to Nahant to the @ Marine Science Center, which I haven't been to in years and certainly not on an awesome whirlwind tour like they'd arranged! Here we toured lab and engineering spaces and got briefs on work involving corals, the Ocean Genome Legacy, ice fish, aquatic sediment core sampling, biomimetric robotics (robots that mimic animals and animal motions), AUVs and technologies for automating micro plastic detection. I geeked out perhaps too much, and may have been 'that guy' asking tons of questions? :-p 🤷🏻♂️🤔 Day 2 tomorrow, and I'm glad they have coffee because it looks to be full of excellent ocean education activities as well! ☕️☕️🙌🏼🙌🏼🌊🌊💙💙