The Kudela lab has undertaken a number of science outreach projects reflecting the research taking place in the lab. It is important to us that the exciting advances in science, and the new technologies that we experiment with, are shared with the rest of the oceanographic community and the greater public.
Our current outreach undertakings include the Santa Cruz Ocean Observing Platform, or SCOOP. Check it out here. SCOOP combines many of the elements of our lab's research - remote sensing, oceanographic monitoring, phytoplankton ecology, and HAB detection.
Outreach projects and educational tools:
Red Tide and HAB FAQ brochure
Santa Cruz Wharf Eco Tour Website and Brochure
Monterey Bay Phytoplankton Poster
Phytoplankton Identification Gallery
Phytoplankton Sampling Blog
Student Airbornne Research Program - Raphael Kudela and Jen Broughton will serve as instructors and mentors for the SARP 2013 Ocean Group. Raphael Kudela and Sherry Palacios served as instructors and mentors for the SARP 2011 Ocean Group. Check out this video for more information.
Introduction to Science Writing: First Flush 2009 and 2010 - Mairi Wood, a UCSC senior majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, interviewed Raphe Kudela for this story about toxins in Monterey Bay following the first heavy rains of the year.
San Lorenzo Valley High School - Two students at SLVHS produced a 14-month time series of phytoplankton samples from the Santa Cruz Harbor, and also synthesized and compared years of sample data from the Santa Cruz Wharf and Monterey Municipal Wharf.
MARINE - Monterey Area Institutions' Network for Education. Jenny Lane, a graduate student in the Kudela Lab, is serving as the graduate student liason for the UCSC Ocean Sciences Department for the 2010-2011 school year.
WATCH - Watsonville Area Teans Conserving Habitats. A group of students from Pajaro Valley High School studied the toxin-producing diatom Pseudo-nitzschia and its impact on the marine habitat. Kendra Hayashi assisted the students with their research. Click here to read more.
Ocean Sciences Meeting Presentation - Merging outreach and research
CIMT fact sheets
The Kudela lab was a member of the Center for Integrated Marine Technologies, a collaborative research group that operated in Monterey Bay from 2002-2008. While the CIMT programs have ended, the data collected during six years of cruises on Monterey Bay are still being analyzed and explored. The Fact Sheets created to higlight CIMT research are posted below.
CIMT Krill - Summer 2008
CeNCOOS GIS - Summer 2008
CeNCOOS Animals as Ocean Sensors - Spring 2008
CeNCOOS Surface Current Mapping - Winter 2007
CeNCOOS Red Tide Response - Fall 2007
CeNCOOS OceanObs - Summer 2007
CIMT Harmful Algal Blooms - Winter 2006
CIMT Research - Fall 2006
CIMT Wind to Whales - 2005