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EN661 Winter Transect 2021 group photo courtesy E. Peacock (WHOI)
EN657 Fall Transect 2020 group photo by Lynne Butler (URI)

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NES-LTR

12 investigators
from 5 organizations

EN661 Winter Transect 2021 group photo courtesy E. Peacock (WHOI)

What is the NES-LTER?

The Northeast U.S. Shelf (NES) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project integrates observations, experiments, and models to understand and predict how planktonic food webs are changing in the region, and how those changes may impact the productivity of higher trophic levels.

NES-LTER news highlights

Ask a Scientist– series debut Dec 16, 2021

Because we value data literacy, the NES-LTER is debuting a new webinar series with a new format! What: Ask a Scientist– Phytoplankton Fingerprinting: a DataJam dataset and its creator When: Thursday, Dec 16, 3:30-4:40 EST With Whom: PhD Candidate, Diana Fontaine, URI-GSO For Whom: NES-LTER Schoolyard Educators (you may sign up if you haven’t already) In this free one hour…

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Creativity and Data Literacy– Together in a Jam!

While not all learners will become data scientists, they will all become data users and consumers. Visualizing, analyzing, and making decisions based on data are skills essential to 21st-century living: necessary for both work and personal life. The LTER Schoolyard program from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is once again offering its Data Jam which emphasizes creativity in presenting data. Doing the Data…

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Chlorophyll data published for rosette casts on NES-LTER Transect cruises since 2017

NES-LTER is pleased to announce our first data publication in collaboration with the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI): Sosik, H.M., T. Rynearson, S. Menden-Deuer, and OOI CGSN Data Team. 2021. Size-fractionated chlorophyll from water column bottle samples collected during NES-LTER Transect cruises, ongoing since 2017. ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/798bda0e9ddfeba20f2266e64cf4dd40 (Accessed YYYY-MM-DD) This data package…

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Scratching and Painting and Animating with Data- That’s Data Jam

Our team of judges have reviewed 26 projects involving 83 students in grades 8-11 from Massachusetts. In our third year of competition, we’re seeing students challenging themselves with more advanced datasets and new creativity in communicating their data stories. In a challenging year of remote teaching and learning, the technology skills of students and teachers…

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Hands-On Undergraduate Research in Plankton Ecology During the 2020 Pandemic

New article highlighting undergraduate student Andria Miller’s research with NES-LTER postdoc Pierre Marrec and PI Susanne Menden-Deuer: “OCEAN EDUCATION • Virtual and Remote—Hands-On Undergraduate Research in Plankton Ecology During the 2020 Pandemic: COVID-19 Can’t Stop This!” in Oceanography (https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.104).

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Data Portals

The NES-LTER produces observational data, derived data products, and model data. Observational data are obtained in real-time from moored underwater instruments, underway and from sampling on research cruises, and post-cruise with laboratory analyses.