ARMADA project is a teacher research experience program, which has placed more than 80 teachers in the field. They have made international collaborations, including having three teachers on the Oden, some on Norway research vessel, Spanish icebreaker, Amundsen in Canada, and a participant with a Labrador/Nunavut health survey. They have also had some projects in Antarctica, and have French, Australian, and Canadian teachers attend their training to share their experiences. Some of these ARMADA expeditions partnered with Census of Marine Life program based at the University of Rhode Island. It is the effort of scientists in 83 countries and is a program focused on marine biodiversity and identifying "bi-polar" species. Part of the arctic program is featured in the new Smithsonian Ocean Hall. They have been delighted and surprised in the world interest in polar science, and they orchestrated a number of major world news releases, which were covered in 53 countries and 21 languages.
Educational expedition - teachers
University of Rhode Island, Office of Marine Programs