Oceans Alive! Research in the Round: iGlobe
Collaborated With: DEAPS, students in the biological oceanography department
The ocean surface can look like a vast, still expanse of emptiness. But with the right tools and a closer look, we can see that within the ocean is an energetic soup of physics, chemistry and biology. Through showcasing research of MIT scientists working in Cambridge, this event will reveal and explain some of the beauty and dynamism of the ocean that is not visible to the eye.
From 10 am - 1 pm, we will showcase models of ocean circulation and phytoplankton blooms on the iGlobe, a spherical educational tool that helps bring data out of 2D and into a full three dimensions. With the iGlobe, we can explore physical ocean features as they travel across the planet, and watch phytoplankton blooms develop through the seasons.