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Data and Ocean Literacy
An ocean-literate person understands the essential principles and fundamental concepts about the functioning of the ocean; can communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way; and is able to make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and its resources. Core to the continual process of building ocean literacy and success in a knowledge-based economy is working with data sets. Data come from an increasing number of streams in higher volumes than ever before. Fundamental to managing and interpreting those data is cultivating problem solving and critical thinking as foundational skills for building confidence working with large data sets. BIOS believes that utilizing data to answer questions about ocean and atmospheric phenomena is at the heart of a twenty-first century skillset.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
BIOS DATABYTES is funded through continuing awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) programs and works in partnership with the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO).