Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence

Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence

Connecting the global oceans to inland audiences

The focus of Exploring Connections between the Global Oceans and the Inland Southwest is to illustrate the importance of the ocean to our region’s weather and climate, as well as to explore how inland populations affect the global oceans.

Over a four year period we offered teacher professional development on a new ocean and climate topic each year accompanied by related lectures delivered by scientists on their cutting edge research. Funding for the COSEE West – Colorado Collaborative has ended, but we have a series of resources available to teachers that want to learn more about this topic.

This program is a collaboration with the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) West directed by University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and College of Exploration and University of Colorado's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences.

Lecture Series

COSEE 2009 "Wind Patterns and Ocean Currents"
COSEE 2009 "Wind Patterns and Ocean Currents"

Lesley Smith goes over the basics of global wind patterns and ocean currents during COSEE 2009.

COSEE 2009 "Climate: Its is all about the Sun! Or is it"
COSEE 2009 "Climate: Its is all about the Sun! Or is it"

NOAA scientist Chris Fairall discusses the global energy balance and why the ocean is the big boss of the climate system response during COSEE 2009.

Energy, Water Cycle
COSEE 2009 "Air-Sea Interaction and Climate"
COSEE 2009 "Air-Sea Interaction and Climate"

Jeff Hare gives a lecture about air-sea interactions and their effect on biological processes during COSEE 2009.

Biology and Ecosystems
COSEE 2009 "Science Literacy"
COSEE 2009 "Science Literacy"

Mark McCaffrey's presentation discusses the need for Climate Science Literacy at COSEE 2009.

People and Health
COSEE 2011 Nolan Doesken "Taking the Pulse of Colorado's Climate"
COSEE 2011 Nolan Doesken "Taking the Pulse of Colorado's Climate"

This video in the COSEE lecture series features Nolan Doesken, State Climatologist, Colorado Climate Center, and Professor at Colorado State University's Atmospheric Science Department.

Colorado
COSEE 2011 Samantha Stevenson "El Niño, La Niña and Why they matter to the Southwest US"
COSEE 2011 Samantha Stevenson "El Niño, La Niña and Why they matter to the Southwest US"

Samantha Stevensen of the University of Colorado Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences presents on El Niño, La Niña and why they matter to the Southwest United States in this video from COSEE 2011.

Western US
COSEE 2011 Bob Glancy "Weather in Colorado"
COSEE 2011 Bob Glancy "Weather in Colorado"

Bob Glancy, Weather Forecasting Meteorologist at NOAA's National Weather Service, gives a lecture on weather patterns in Colorado at COSEE 2011.

Colorado
COSEE 2011 Mark Squillace "Water Law in a Nutshell"
COSEE 2011 Mark Squillace "Water Law in a Nutshell"

Professor Mark Squillace, Director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado Law School, gives an overview of water law at COSEE 2011.

Policy, Colorado
COSEE 2011 Joe Barsugli "Colorado's Climate in a Glass of Water"
COSEE 2011 Joe Barsugli "Colorado's Climate in a Glass of Water"

Joseph Barsugli of Western Water Assessment and CIRES presents on Colorado's climate using a "glass of water" analogy. This lecture was given at COSEE 2011.

Colorado, Policy
COSEE 2012 David Noone "Tracking the Hyrdologic Cycle from Atoms to the Globe"
COSEE 2012 David Noone "Tracking the Hyrdologic Cycle from Atoms to the Globe"

CIRES Fellow David Noone lectures to science educators about the water cycle from your backyard to the global perspective at COSEE 2012.

Water Cycle, Community Action
COSEE 2012 Teresa Chapman "From the Beetle to the Blowup and Beyond"
COSEE 2012 Teresa Chapman "From the Beetle to the Blowup and Beyond"

CIRES Education and Outreach presents Taresa Chapman's "From the Beetle to the Blowup and Beyond: Influence of climate and landscape on the current mountain pine beetle epidemic in Colorado" at COSEE 2012.

Colorado, Biology and Ecosystems
COSEE 2009 Introduction
COSEE 2009 Introduction

Learn about the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence collaboration between COSEE West and the University of Colorado.

Climate Education
COSEE 2012 Brian Ebel "Post-Wildfire Hydrology at Fourmile Canyon, CO"
COSEE 2012 Brian Ebel "Post-Wildfire Hydrology at Fourmile Canyon, CO"

United States Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologist Brian Ebel talks about post forest fire hydrology, flash floods, and Boulder Colorado's Four Mile Canyon Fire at COSEE 2012.

Wildfire, Natural Hazards, Colorado
COSEE 2009 "Life at Sea"
COSEE 2009 "Life at Sea"

NOAA scientist Ludovic Bariteau describes what it's like to do research at sea during his lecture at COSEE 2009. 

COSEE 2012 Joe Barsugli "Climate in a Glass of Water: Colorado River"
COSEE 2012 Joe Barsugli "Climate in a Glass of Water: Colorado River"

Western Water Assessment's Joseph Barsugli talks on water in the west, the Colorado river and more at COSEE 2012.

Colorado, Western US
COSEE 2009 "Colorado Weather"
COSEE 2009 "Colorado Weather"

Robert Glancy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, leads a lively discussion on the quirky weather of the Front Range at COSEE 2009.

Colorado
COSEE 2009 "Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice"
COSEE 2009 "Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice"

CIRES scientist Ola Persson discusses his research on the relationship between the radiative balance and sea ice at COSEE 2009.

Albedo
COSEE 2009 "Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice" Q&A
COSEE 2009 "Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice" Q&A

Q&A Session from Ola Persson's lecture on disappearing sea ice during COSEE 2009.

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