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how we study the ocean
how does the cool room work
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who uses the cool room?
evolution of oceanography

Who Uses the COOLroom?

Understanding the ocean and its behavior is not just important to scientists, there are many people whose livelihood depend on the ocean, such as fishermen and cargo shippers. Then there are the rest of us who just like to play in the ocean.

Want to know where the fish are?
The COOLroom has a special section for fishermen that helps them look for the conditions that the fish like and that gives information to determine whether conditions are safe (or fun) be on the sea. So for professionals and amateurs alike, the fishermen's page in the COOLroom provides links and tutorials to:
- Sea surface temperature maps
- Upwelling Index
- Surface current maps
- Wave heights
- Local Weather

Want to set a course for safety, excitement and favorable weather conditions?
The COOLroom has a special section dedicated to boaters and sailors so they can check conditions before they determine their route. The boaters' page provides links and tutorials in the COOLroom to:
- Sea surface temperature maps
- Ocean surface current maps
- Wave heights
- Coastal Weather
- Research Buoy locations to look out for
- Links to websites that provide tidal charts

Want to make sure it's a beach day before you leave?
The COOLroom has a special section for swimmers, divers and surfers so they can decide if the water is the right temperature and and where to find the "perfect wave". The swimmers' page provides:
- Sea surface temperature maps
- Upwelling Index
- Wave heights
- Local weather

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