In collaboration with NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research located at WHOI, COSMOS is now the home of the Ocean Instruments web site developed with funding from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. The web site is an informative educational and outreach tool that highlights the instrument and platform technologies currently used in oceanography.
The site, developed by WHOI to enhance undergraduate education efforts in the ocean sciences, features text, images, diagrams and background information about ocean sampling, instrumentation and platforms. After advisory meetings with undergraduate professors the site was formed with the input from scientists and engineers, and tested with
students, potential users and potential contributors. Although it was designed with undergraduates in mind, it can be used by the general public, policy makers and journalists. The site provides links to glossaries and multimedia technologies including video streaming, audio packages, and searchable databases.