Topic Lecture: Ocean Exploration Georgetown Debate Seminar 2014 Maggie Berthiaume What do you think of when you think of “ocean”? “Ocean Wallpapers,” http://w8themes.com/ocean-wallpapers/ “Hurricane Earl,” www.nws.noaa.gov “Aircraft Carrier,” http://www.topvehiclephoto.com/aircraft-carrier-wallpaper-desktop/ What are we doing here? “These Shoes Just Did It,” http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/oceanography_currents_2.html The Social Construction of the Ocean, Philip E. Steinberg Questions About the Ocean What is an ocean? What is the historical role of the Earth’s oceans? What is the current role of the Earth’s oceans? Who owns the oceans? (What does it mean to own an ocean, anyway?) What are current global laws and regulations about the oceans? http://en.wikipedia.org/wi ki/United_Nations_Conven tion_on_the_Law_of_the_ Sea#mediaviewer/File:Zon mar-en.svg Trivia #1: What country has the largest EEZ? We’re #1! USA! Trivia #2: What country has the SECOND largest EEZ? Wait, what? FRANCE?? What are current US policies about the oceans? What does “exploration” mean? “Space the Final Frontier,” http://www.photoboats.com/Aircraft/Space/triple_terrest_space _the_final_frontier_post_em_if_you_1280x1024_wallpaper_73991/download_1920x1440 Just how deep is the ocean, anyway? http://drodriguez8.tripod.com/webclass/WG/wg2-1.htm What’s down there? How do we explore the ocean now? Federal Oceanographic Fleet Status Report “Orion,” http://www.upinthesky.nl/2014/06/mh370-grote-stap-naar-fase-2/ “CURV III,” http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-23862359/ “Snorkeler discovers rare fish,” http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/10/16/snorkeler-discoversraregiantfishoffcaliforniacoast.html Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution HabCam, http://habcam.whoi.edu/gallery_view.pl Josh London (NOAA), Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/BUOY/ What are the US’s current research & exploration priorities? Why does the US or the Federal Government have to explore it? What parts of the USFG do ocean exploration? Who are their partners? What is the Federal Oceanographic Fleet? What exploration does it do?