If you are just getting started and want to use presentations created by others
or if you’re looking to mix up your usual presentation, Live Programs are a
great place to look. Live programs are SOS presentations that have been created
by users of SOS, including scientists, educators, museum staff and student
interns. They are carefully crafted presentations that use SOS datasets to tell
a story and teach audiences about a specific topic such as ocean currents or
extreme weather events. Included in each Live Program is an SOS presentation
playlist (i.e. a collection of datasets) and a script with notes for
presenters and sometimes supplementary educational materials (i.e.
clicker questions and classroom lesson plans). A description of each Live
Program can be found on the SOS Data Catalog Live Programs
page along with a copy of the script for presenters.
The Live Program presentation playlists can be easily accessed through the
iPad SOS Remote App. As indicated in the following
screenshots, simply go to the Data Catalog tab and select the Live Programs
button at the top of the page. Then, select a Major Category and a Live Program
to show the datasets in that Live Program. Many of the Live Programs also have
Presenter Notes associated with them. To view these on the iPad, simply go to
the Presentation tab, make sure the Catalog button at the top of the page is
selected, and then press the Presenter Notes button,
also located at the top of the page.
If you’ve created a SOS presentation that you would like to share with other
SOS users as a Live Program through the SOS Data Catalog, please email