Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
The Alfred Wegener Institute conducts research in the Arctic, the Antarctic and at temperate latitudes. It coordinates Germany's polar research programme and provides other institutions with the facilities, equipment and logistics needed for polar expeditions. Recent additional research themes include North Sea Research, contributions to Marine Biological Monitoring, Marine Pollution Research, Investigation of naturally occuring marine substances and technical marine developments.
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) traces its roots to the Limnological Society of America (LSA), which was established in 1936 to further interest and research in limnological science.
The Aquatic Network is an information service for the aquatic world. Subject areas covered include aquaculture, conservation, education, fisheries, limnology, oceanography, ocean engineering, maritime heritage, and seafood. The Aquatic Network includes databases, news, articles, employment and business opportunities, publications, images, sounds, videos, products and services, and an online store.
Australian Institute of Marine Science
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) was established by the Commonwealth government in 1972 to generate the knowledge needed for the sustainable use and protection of the marine environment through innovative, world-class scientific and technological research. This web site has information about our research capabilities, laboratories, current projects and staff. (Searchable.)
Coral Health and Monitoring Program Home Page (CHAMP)
CHAMP is Located at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory.
The mission of the Coral Health and Monitoring Program is to provide services to help improve and sustain coral reef health throughout the world.
Council on Ocean Law
The Council on Ocean Law has established this web site to serve as a reference center, document library, and guide to information related to (1) the development and application of ocean law, including the LOS Convention, its status and application, (2) the United States position and actions with regard to the convention, and (3) ocean policy issues in the US and other countries and organizations.
DFO Maritimes Region
On the following pages you can access a wealth of information about Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the Maritimes.
Environmental Technology Laboratory
ETL supports NOAA's environmental monitoring and stewardship charter by performing oceanic and atmospheric research and developing new remote-sensing systems.
EPIC - Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
EPIC was developed at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory to manage the large numbers of hydrographic and time series oceanographic in-situ data sets collected as part of NOAA climate study programs, such as EPOCS and TOGA in earlier years, WOCE and CLIVAR and others more recently. The EPIC system provides data archival, retreival, display and analysis procedures for oceanographic time series and hydrographic data. Users select data by specifying data type, latitude, longitude and time range or other identifying characteristics. There is a complete suite of routines for graphical display and data analysis.
Fiona's Shark Mania
This is an ever-unfolding space devoted to those magnificent animals -- sharks. This shark site features a Richard Ellis Gallery of Sharks (illustrations and informative text), the most comprehensive list of shark links on the Web, and information on SHARK-L, the mailing list. On the lighter side, it includes fun shark graphics, cool sharks on the Web, true (or nearly so) shark stories, sharks in literature, shark clip art, and whatever else Fiona can think of that has to do with sharks. Kids are welcome!
Fish Information Service (Fins)
What is FINS? This is an archive of information about aquariums. It covers both freshwater and marine, tropical and temperate. I will gladly take contributions of additional information for this archive.
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Fisheries and Marine Institute, Newfoundland. Offering state of the art educational resources, simulation, and communication mediums. For students, for teachers, post-secondary and elementary students. Other features include a k-12 (MI-Net) site with marine curricula that was not available before such as Ask the Marine Expert. and the Newfoundland Fishery, and Marine History, and Oceanograpy.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada * Pêches et Océans Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is responsible for policies and programs in support of Canada's economic, ecological and scientific interests in oceans and inland waters; for the conservation and sustainable utilization of Canada's fisheries resources in marine and inland waters; for leading and facilitating federal policies and program on oceans; and for safe effective and environmentally sound marine services responsive to the needs of Canadians in a global economy.
Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
Hopkins Marine Station is a marine biology research and educational facility that operates as a branch of Stanford University's Department of Biological Sciences. Founded in 1892, Hopkins was the first marine laboratory to be established on the American Pacific coast. Since that time, many notable scientists, as well as a continuous population of undergraduate and graduate students have come to the Station to study and work towards a better understanding of the marine world. The Station is located in Pacific Grove, on the Monterey Peninsula, which forms the Southern shore of Monterey Bay. It lies in a region of scenic beauty and historic interest, 90 miles south of Stanford's main campus in Palo Alto. ('HMS Library & Web Resources' is where you find additional internet resources relative to our marine environment and if you're interested in 'Marine Science Career Info'.)
IMO Home page
The International Maritime Organization is the United Nations' specialized agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships.
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (of UNESCO) - IOC
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) was founded in 1987 by David Packard with a mission "to achieve and maintain a position as a world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology, through the development of better instruments, systems, and methods for scientific research in the deep waters of the ocean."
(Also laced with educational resource sites.)
Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Public Affairs Office
Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command - From here you can access naval meteorology and oceanography programs, products, services and educational material.
An Interactive Information Page for the Marine Sciences.
OCEAN98 Homepage, ocean information and education
OCEAN98 Foundation was founded in 1997 as a nonprofit NGO aiming to promote and to provide information and education to broad international audiences on all aspects of the importance of oceans, seas, and coastal waters for all life on Earth. Initiators are Irena Mentokaryo and Bud Slabbaert. Initially, OCEAN98 set out to promote 1998, the Year of the Ocean to people worldwide.
Ocean Planet Homepage
Ocean Planet, premiered at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History from April 1995 to April 1996, where it attracted nearly two million visitors. This electronic online companion exhibition contains all of the text and most of the panel designs and images found in the traveling exhibition.
SeaWiFS Project - Homepage
(Nice listing of related links towards the bottom...)
This page provides access into the background, status and documentation for NASA's global ocean color monitoring mission called SeaWiFS.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
From: Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego.
The Bridge is a growing collection of the best marine education resources available on-line. It provides educators with a convenient source of accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional marine science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach.
The Coral Reef Alliance
The Coral Reef Alliance is an award-winning, non-profit membership organization that works to address the worldwide problem of coral reef destruction. We focus on educating divers and the general public about the problems facing coral reefs, and also provide funding and technical support for coral reef conservation around the world.
The Jason Project
Dr. Robert Ballard founded the JASON Project, a year-round scientific expedition designed to excite and engage students in science and technology and to motivate and provide professional development for teachers.
The New England Aquarium
Greetings, and welcome to the New England Aquarium on the web. An extension of our bricks and mortar, our website can take you on the aquatic journey of your choice. Take a virtual tour through our exhibits, and meet our mischievous sea otters, perky penguins and bright blue lobster. Or, delve into our conservation, education and research initiatives that span the globe. Peruse our publications, do research for a report, or hop aboard a virtual whale watch. Peek into the future with us and share our vision of the new New England Aquarium, which includes a shimmering new west wing (1998), an IMAX theater (2001) and an east wing (2005) that will triple our size and delight your senses with exciting new exhibits and technology.
The Ocean Drilling Program
(ODP) is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and 21 international partners (JOIDES) to conduct basic research into the history of the ocean basins and the overall nature of the crust beneath the ocean floor using the scientific drill ship JOIDES Resolution.
The Oceanographic Society
The Oceanography Society was founded in 1988 to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education, to promote communication among oceanographers, and to provide a constituency for consensus-building across all the disciplines of the field. The Oceanography Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the District of Columbia. ('Ocean Community News' holds public bulletin boards, and behind 'Calendar of Events' is a pull down menu that will take you to the resources.)
Whales on The Net - Home Page
Join us on a wonderful journey into the world of Cetaceans, those mysterious animals that spend their entire lives in water. Dive down to the greatest depths and discover the Blue whale, the Right whale, Sperm, Humpback, Sei, Gray, Bowhead, Fin, Minke, Orca, Dolphins and more. Pick your favourite whale or dolphin and find out what it is doing, what it looks like and where it lives.
WHOI Ocean Acoustics Lab Home Page
Research from the Ocean Acoustics Lab at The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
WOCE - World Ocean Circulation Experiment
The WOCE-MET web site provides access to the most complete, documented, and up-to-date collection of surface meteorology data available for the WOCE project. It should be considered the definitive source for WOCE-related data of this type.
WWW Virtual Library: Oceanography
These pages are maintained by Dave Stevens of the School of Mathematics at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England.