Both presentations allow viewers to explore the deep ocean, visiting hot springs on the seafloor, and to learn about interactions among Earth systems - lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Both presentations interweave global datasets with imagery of the seafloor obtained from deep-diving vehicles and are aligned with Earth Science and Ocean Literacy Principles. Materials for each include the script and playlist, all data sets needed to run the program, and a pip and icons to enhance the presentation.
Evaluation at the Ocean Explorium indicates that students and adults viewing these presentations get excited about the great unexplored deep ocean frontier and the exploration and research of deep-sea vents.
About the Global Viewport to Deep-Sea Vents:The "Global Viewport to Deep-Sea Vents" was named in honor of the launching of the new Human-Occupied Vehicle Alvin in 2014 with its improved viewports for scientific observations. Funding was provided by NSF #1202977 to S. Beaulieu (WHOI) and A. Spargo (Ocean Explorium). Additional documentation including credits for all data sources is available at Woods Hole Open Access Server.