OceanSpeak is a collaborative project of the College of Exploration, Literacy Volunteers of America and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The goal is to use technology, the ocean, and NOAA places and resources to assist Literacy Volunteers  help non-English speakers learn English.  This pilot project began on 1 October 2010 and will run for two years, with the possibility of a roll-out nationally. The pilot project will be in south-east Florida with a focus on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and other Florida based NOAA activities and resources including NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center(SEFSC)

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4 Responses to OceanSpeak

  1. We will use as much web technology as possible for this project.

  2. Mary Casanova says:

    It looks beautiful.

  3. Mellie Lewis says:

    NOAA’S teacher At Sea Program is the best! The new url is:


    If you have any questions about the program or I can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to email.

  4. Rudy Bonn says:

    Teaching non-english students our language by using the ocean literacy tools is a great idea and I am very happy to be a part of it. Nature has her own voice, one that we can all learn from, especially the sea. Some of the greatest novels ever written ( Moby Dick; Lord Jim; Youth; Logbook of the Sea of Cortez ) have used the ocean as a major theme and I do hope that we can expand the ocean literacy program to get works like these translated perhaps, or somehow made available to our students who are trying to learn our language. Reading, I think, is one of the best ways to learn, with a little help from a friend of course! Pacem em Maribus

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