Welcome to BIOS DataBytes

BIOS Data Bytes is an online resource created to help educators around
the world bring ocean data into the classroom.

At BIOS, the heart of the educational journey is experiential learning opportunities that provide students with practical experiences and opportunities to hone their technical and interpretive skills. We created BIOS DataBytes to educators around the world bring ocean data into the classroom and provide these transformative experiences for their students using real-world data and applications.

BIOS DataBytes is a digital resource of curated oceanographic and atmospheric datasets and supporting media for educators. These resources support educators in overcoming the challenges of working with databases and large data sets by making them accessible and specifically tying them to larger ocean and atmospheric phenomena.

Make sure to check out these Educational Resources created by BIOS.

Dive into the DataBytes


Ozone (O3) in the Troposphere

Learn about Ozone sampling at the Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory

Hypoxia in Saanich Inlet

Track the annual cycle of deepwater oxygen renewal in this Canadian fjord.

Zooplankton Vertical Migration

Explore Circadian Rhythms as these zooplankton make their daily journey up to the sea surface at night and back down to deeper waters during the day.

About the program

BIOS DATABTES 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).