General References

These references are appropriate starting points for most topics in the texts.

Glossary of Oceanography and the Related Geosciences with References

Ocean Planet Homepage

1998 International Year of the Ocean IYO - Home Page

International Year of the Ocean

Links to marine web sites

OCEANOGRAPHY on the NET - Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library

Oceanography Information Servers - Links

Links to oceanographic web sites

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Web Site Index

NOAA - Home Page

NOAA- Oceanography Resources - Links

NOAA Central Library - Photo Collection - Main Page

NOAA - Significant Event Imagery

Pacific Marine Environmental La

The Bridge; Ocean Sciences Teacher Resource Center

National Marine Educators Assoc

ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea)

NASA The Global Change Master Directory

Shark-NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center-Oceans and Ice Branch

Oceanographic & Earth Sciences Data Services


Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Oceanography & Meteorology Servers

Lists all major U.S. centers of oceanography and meteorology.

The Committee for the National Institute for the Environment - CNIE

NASA Earth Observatory

Oceanography Virtual Library

Information listings by subject

U.S. Geological Survey - Home Page

Oceanography -- The Magazine

Scientific American

See Past Issues

Discover Magazine

See current and recent issues

Main Menu @


References Specific to Prologue

History of Oceanography

Great Explorers of the World and their Expeditions

The Columbus Navigation Homepage

Sir Francis Drake

Captain James Cook

Darwin and "HMS Beagle", links to resources

A Brief History of Charles Darwin

Matthew Fountaine Maury (1806-1873)

The Polar Vessel "Fram"

The Life of Roald Amundsen

Nathaniel Bowditch

The History of Naval Oceanography

"Atlantis" WHOI vessel

"Alvin"  WHOI submersible

Marine Archeology

The" Mary Rose"

"Vasa" Museum

Journey Home Page - La Salle's Ship," Belle"

Ravensworld: The "Titanic" Web Site Introduction

Janus Jumpstation - Access to Roman Shipwreck Articles

General Astronnomy

NASA's Origins Program

National Space Science Data Center

Photo Gallery

Cambridge Astronomy

Images and Information

High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center

General Astronomy Information and Photographs


Comprehensive Lists of Astronomy Links

Solar System

Introduction to The Nine Planets

Images and Information

The Solar System

Images and Information

Planet Earth


Images and Information

Includes maps of the oceans

The Seasons

Ocean Planet: Fact Sheets

Satellites and Hubble Space Telescope

Examples of Earth-Oriented Space Research

Examples of Satellite Missions

Star Journey: Hubble Space Telescope

Space Telescope Science Institute - Home Page

Hubble Space Telescope Information

Nautical Charts and Navigation

Nautical Charts

Historic and most recent coastal charts, oceanographic maps

National Imagery & Mapping Agency- Marine Navigation Dept.

GPS Tutorial

All About GPS

Map Projections

Online Map Creation

Construct your own maps with different projections

Time Zones

World Time Zones

Time Zone Converter, 1

Satellite Oceanography

Ocean Satellite Information Page

TOPEX/Poseidon- Main Screen

SeaWiFS Project - Homepage

ENVISAT Mission Objectives

RADARSAT Satellite

The Satellite Active Archive

Goddard Space Flight Center Homepage

Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) - Status

Oceanography from Space Shuttle

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

USGS: Latest Earthquake Information

Earthquake Seismology - UCDavis

USGS: Mount St. Helens

Information and Photographs

Plate Tectonics

University of Washington Geophysics Program

Earthquake and Information Maps

RIDGE Multibeam Synthesis Project

Ocean Drilling Program (ODP)

Home Page

Canadian Ocean Drilling Program

Vents Program

Study of Hydrothermal Venting Systems

Plate Tectonics, the Cause of Earthquakes

Images and Information

Listening for Sea Floor Spreading

The Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS)

SOSUS Monitoring, NOAA/PMEL Vents Program

Black Smoker Recovery

NOVA Online: Into the Abyss

Retrieval of black smokers from the sea floor

University of Washington REVEL Project

Undersea Robots

WHOI Marine Operations - National Deep Submergence Facility

Go to ALVIN, ROVS, AUVs, Future Directions

Images and information

WRC: Gliders & Slocum AUVs

WHOI Deep Submergence Lab


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Vessels

Research Submersibles And Undersea Technologies

The ROPOS ROV Website

Japanese Exploration Systems

Information images and animation

Deep Sea Robots

Marine Systems Engineering Laboratory

Sea Floor and Sediments

Coastal Ocean Sediment Transport

Coastal Sediment Processes

HUGO - Hawaii Undersea Ge-Observatory

planned, automated. submarine volcano observatory

World Data Center- A for Marine Geology & Geophysics

Bathymetry, Sediments, Ocean Drilling

Sea Floor Bathymetry from Satellite Altimetry

Law of the Sea

Law of the Sea and Ocean Affairs

issues, policy, national and international


USGS CMGP WHFC Sidescan Sonar Surveys - US Base Map

Go to Oceanographic Imagery and SONAR


Marine Optical Buoy (MOBY) Program


The World Wide Web Virtual Library:SONAR:Gallery of SONAR

The SOund SUrveillance System (SOSUS)

Ocean Accoustics Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Go to Ocean Acoustic Tomography- information, images, sound.

Sea Ice

British Antarctic Survey - Home Page

Go to Scientific Groups and Research Programmes, Ice and Climate

Variation of the Sea Ice Concentration of the North Polar Region

U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol/ North Atlantic Iceberg Detection and Forecasting

Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate

Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate (ATOC) - Home Page

Information on climate, marine mammals and ATOC Tests.

Green Icebergs

Green Icebergs - AWI: Research


Global Carbon Cycle Home Page


Water Desalination Act

Latest News on Desalination

Seawater Desalination in California

Synopsis and Puopose

Seawater Desalination in California, Ch. 1

Background and History

Saltwater Desalination



Messages in Polar Ice

GISP2 - Home Page

Ocean Conditions

Sea Surface Temperature Maps

Global Climate Change (GLOBEC) - Home Page

World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) - US Home Page

Arctic Ocean Expedition 1996

Equipment and Technical Information

Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.

Ocean Sensors - Intelligent Instrumentation

CTD Systems

Seasoar Labs - Home Page

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

SeaSoar Development

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

Arctic Ocean Section

United States Coast Guard Cutter " Polar Sea"

New Ways to Measure the Oceans

Ocean Acoustic Tomography (WHOI)


Satellite Images and Weather

Links to servers and images

Typhoon Warning Centre

METEOSAT (University of Ulm / Germany)


AIR-SEA Interaction and Climate Team at JPL *

NASA GHCC Interactive Global Geostationary Weather Satellite Image Viewer *

Carbon Dioxide

Global Carbon Cycle - Home Page

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

Global climate change information and images.

Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC

US Global Change Research Program

Global Change Home Page

NOAA Paleo Global Warming Home

Clarifying Ocean's Role in Global Climate

Ozone Depletion - EPA

Science, regulations, and consumer questions concerning ozone

Ozone and the Atmosphere Dobson

Ozone Depletion Fact Sheets- Index

U.S. JGOFS - Home Page

Winds and Storms

USA TODAY Jetstreams

Winds from Satellites

1996 DAAC Yearbook: Tracking Monsoons

National Hurricane Center NOAA

Information , images and predictions.

EarthWatch Hurricane & Tropical Storm Image Archive

El Nino

An El Nino Theme Page

Access to information and other El Nino links, Information, images.

The 1997 El Ni-o/Southern Oscillation (ENSO 97-98) *

Bibliography On El Ni-o Publications In 1997

Yahoo! Full Coverage - El Ni-o

Clouds and Climate

Cloud Types

UIUC Cloud Catalog - Index

Ocean Currents

Ocean Currents

A Primer on Ocean Currents

Currents and Eddies

Tiempo - North Atlantic Oscillation

Various simulations of Worlds Oceans including tha Arctic Ocean

Shoe and Toy Spill

Pacific Toy Spill Fuels Ocean Current Pathways Research

AGU Web Site


NEPTUNE'S WEB - Ocean Quest - Waves and Tides

Marine Prediction Center - Home Page

High Seas and Offshore Forecasts

H.M.R.C. European Wave Energy R


Tsunami!: The WWW Tsunami Information Resource


Alternative Energy Sources- Wave Energy

Tsunami Warning System

Tsunami Program

Tsunami Program--Real-Time Reporting Systems

The Tsunami Warning System

Real Time Buoy Deployment Slide Show 2

Buoy Photos from 9-16-97

Going to Sea

Revel Project - 1998


Tide Prediction

NOAA, Our Restless Tides

Information and prediction of tides and tidal currents

Tide and Tide Current Tables

Information and prediction

WWW Tide/Current Predictor Site

Tides from Space

TOPEX/Poseidon Main Screen

Global Ocean Tides from TOPEX/Poseidon Altimetry

Coastal Problems and Management

Coastal and Marine Geology - US Geological Survey

Search Coastal Hazards

Coasts in Crisis, Table of Contents

US Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program - National Plan, 1997

Ocean and Coastal Resources Management Plan - NOAA

Office of Ocean Resource and Assessment - ORCA

Programs and Links.

Coastal Services Center - NOAA WWW Home Book

Links to programs.

Coastal types and Management - Netherlands

Coastal types and coastal zone management, policies and programs.

USGS Fact Sheet: Louisiana Barrier Islands

National Geographic Data Center Support to Coastal Programs

Program information



San Francisco Bay and Delta, Water Quality

Chesapeake Bay - Maryland Sea Grant

Facts, studies, images

Rising Sea Level

CTB: Rising Seas

Global Sea Level Rise

From Topex/Poseidon data

Atlantic Sea Level - WOCE

Sea Level Center, University of Hawaii

Sea Level Factors and the Estuary

Marine Sanctuaries

Monterey Bay Aquarium

NOAA - National Marine Sanctuaries

Coastal Pollution

Coasts in Crisis, Table of Contents

Environment Quality and Preservation - USGS WRCMG


NOAA NOS Fact Sheets: Index

Coastal monitoring/damage assessment

Natural Hazards and Public Safety


Navigation and Navigable Waters U.S. Codes

laws re: ocean dumping and pollution

IMO's Home page

Chemical Contaminants in Oysters and Mussels - Cover Page

Boston Harbor Cleanup

history, laws, treatment plants

Modernizing the Sewer System

Oil Spills

Oil Spill Intelligence Report

NOAA's Oil Spill Emergency Response and Planning

Major oil spill information

Biological Invaders

Spartina Lab at Bodega Marine Laboratory

Marine Invasions and the Preservation of Coastal Diversity

San Francisco Bay Program - USGS

Biocontamination, Toxins.

Exotic Phytoplankton from Ships' Ballast Waters


What is Biological Diversity and Why is it Critical to Human Well-Being?

Centre for Biodiversity Research

Convention on Biological Diversity

Convention on Biological Diversity -- Explanatory Leaflet

Ocean Productivity

Ocean Primary Production Science Computing Facility - Home Page

SeaWiFS - Home Page

SeaWiFS Project

Satellite Ocean Color

Looking for Carbon

U.S. JGOFS - Home Page

California's Coastal Warming Trend

CalCOFI Data & Cruise Information Start-Up Page

CalCOFI Report 1995-96 Final Draft

The Plankton

Web Lift to Information onTaxa

Go to the Protists (Marine Plankton).

Agal Microscopy and Image Digitization, Diatoms

Go to images, and Scanning Electron Micrographs.

The Plankton Net


Links to Red Tides, dinoflagellate toxins, images.

Red Tides and Toxic Blooms

Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Agal Blooms - ECOHAB

FDA's Bad Bug Book: Introduction to Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins

Go to the hot links under Natural Toxins. Inspect Ciguatera poisioning and Shellfish toxins

Algae Blooms - Red Tides

Red Tides in Western Gulf of Maine

Go to Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning (NSP) and Amnesic Shellfish Poisioning (ASP).

Facts about Pfiesteria

HAB's:Marine Phytoplankton and Marine Biotoxins


Biology of Extremophiles

Antarctic Food Web

Features of Antarctic Krill


Antarctic Marine Treaties

Marine Life

Web Lift to Information on Taxa

Go to Basal Vertebrates, Fish and Mammals

Sea Turtles, Seaworld

Protected Marine Specie

The Cephalopod Page - squid, octopus, nautilus, cuttlefish

Excellent images and links to more information

Marine Mammals

International Whaling Commission

SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database

Go to Animal Resources

Whale Information Network

Cetacean Society International - Home Page

About Marine Mammals - Hawaii Whale Research Foundation

Understanding the Seal Fishery

Walrus Program, Marine Mammal Management

Sea Otter Program, Marine Mammal Manegement


Fish and Fisheries

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Go to Fisheries.

FAO Fishery Department State of

Fishing for Solutions

Ocean Planet Overfishing

Go to information on Atlantic Cod, Salmon, Bluefin Tuna, bycatch, etc.

Sea Bear

Polar Bears

Sea World, Polar Bears


Web Lift to Information onTaxa

Go to animals; Includes seaweeds, corals, starfish, sea cucumbers, sponges

The Cephalopod Page

Life in a Massachusetts Tide Pool


Seaweed Information Server

Go to links, go to the Forgotten Treasure of the Tide Pools - seaweed images.

Peoples use of Algae

Corals and Coral Reefs

Reef Check 1998 - Home Page

Coral Health and Monitoring Program

Global Relief Effort for Coral Reefs

Links to other coral sites.

Coral reefs of Belize, Panama, and Florida

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Ocean Planet, Overfishing

Go to crab and shrimp.

Aquaculture Trends - FAO

Aquaculture Links

Trangenic Fish

UC Research: Transgenic fish speed aquaculture research




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