Longest Continuous Live Broadcast from NOAA's
This story entered on 19th Sep, 2007 09:10:41 AM PST
Scientists and educators from NOAAs National Marine Sanctuary
Program will be streaming 200 hours of live reports over the Internet
for a nine-day period from Aquarius the worlds only undersea
scientific facility starting Monday, September 17. To view the live
stream go to: http://www.vbrick.net/noaa/.
While living underwater in the Aquarius ocean laboratory, scientists
will investigate changes to corals and marine life in Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary and Webcast their activities in real time
to students and general audiences via the OceansLive.org education
The introduction of streaming video will accelerate the process
of harvesting the hard data. The mission, named Aquarius 2007:
If Reefs Could Talk, will conduct research mainly on sponge
biology and ecology and long-term monitoring of coral and fish species.
The mission will use highly advanced technology such as VBrick
streaming video, which will allow for results to be compared in
a real-time environment to previously collected data, going back
to 1994. The scientists are excited about using broadcast web-based
educational programming in their underwater research to assess reef
variations, which may be due to anthropogenic climate change and
associated natural variability as well as human contributions in
the form of pollution.
Aquarius is owned by NOAA and is operated by the NOAA Undersea
Research Programs (NURP) Undersea Research Center at the University
of North Carolina Wilmington.
Virtual Dive to Aquarius: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/diving/aquarius/aquarius.html
Name: Andy Shepard
Tel: (910) 962-2446