Accessible Oceans

Accessible Oceans

Co-design sessions with oceanographers are helping elicit the aspects of visualized oceanography data that are crucial to convey to BVI and novice audiences.

Project Description

Accessible Oceans: Exploring Ocean Data Through Sound is a pilots & feasibility study in the NSF’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning program (NSF AISL #2115751). The interdisciplinary project team is exploring how oceanography Data Nuggets from the Ocean Observatories Initiative can be sonified and made interactive in a museum exhibit tailored to visually impaired learners.

The project is a collaboration between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), Your Ocean Consulting, the University of Oregon, and Georgia Tech.

Visit the project website here.

Project Team

  • Dr. Amy Bower, WHOI [PI]
  • Dr. Jon Bellona, U Oregon [co-PI]
  • Dr. Jessica Roberts, Georgia Tech [co-PI]
  • Dr. Leslie Smith, Your Ocean Consulting, LLC [key personnel]