Ocean Today is a highly dynamic and visitor-friendly experience originally created by NOAA for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History’s Sant Ocean Hall.  Visit the NOAA kiosk in our  From Pursuit to Preservation exhibit or online.

Ocean Today enhances ocean literacy among museum goers through an enticing multi-media experience and helps visitors understand the ocean’s influence on them and their influence on the ocean. This understanding is called “ocean literacy.” Ocean Today provides timely, diverse and updated content  on current and foundational ocean topics. 

A dynamic interface comprised of ocean imagery, sounds and video clips, invites visitors to explore several content areas. When a visitor touches the screen, the content areas are revealed to show the most recent information.

NOAA sends us a monthly update with kiosk content. Currently playing:

Ocean News
Ocean Today from Space
Coastal Weather Conditions
Altered Oceans: Slime
Altered Oceans: Tipping Point
Ocean as Lab: Ocean Acid
Saving a Bay
Students at Sea
Bluefin Tuna

Science & Technology
Can You Hear Me?
Reducing Bycatch
Exploring History
Ice Center
Marine Forensics
Ship Under a Bridge
Taking the Ocean’s Temp
Nets to Energy

Ocean Life
Coral Forests of the Deep
Goliath Grouper
Killer Whale: Anatomy
Killer Whale 101
Dolphins at the Doctor
Terrapin Release
Marine Animal Rescue
Ocean Oases

The Titanic Wrecksite
Protecting Titanic: 100 Years Later
Medicines from the Sea
Ocean Science Robots
Battle of the Atlantic
Arctic Exploration
Whale Call Deep
Ocean Volcanoes

Last modified: May 4, 2012