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TREET View

TREET View

July 1, 2015

In the fall of 2014, undergraduate science students watched live video and data from the Caribbean in the University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Center during an expedition investigating deep-sea release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The students were participating in the TREET project (Transforming Remotely-conducted Research through Ethnography, Education, and rapidly evolving Technologies). Led by WHOI geochemist Chris German, TREET blended three types of research: oceanographic; educational; and ethnographic—analyzing the evolving culture and practices of digital, remote scientific inquiry.(Photo by Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)