For the next 2 weeks the Okeanos Explorer will be off the coast of Virginia testing the a new ROV, as of now unnamed. There’s still a lot of work left to do but it’s an exciting time for those who are part of the build project. It’s an engineering cruise so there is no set dive schedule like in cruises past but if you want to see what’s happening you can take a look at the live feed from the Okeanos on NOAA’s OceanExplorer website. If you’re one of those that like to fast-foward to the chase scene, you may want to follow the @OkeanosExplorer Twitter feed. I will try to tweet just prior to each launch/recovery or whenever something cool happens. The cruise lasts until June 6th, enjoy!
A couple weeks ago I was in Victoria Canada working with the great folks from University of Victoria as they prepare for their upcoming field season servicing the Venus and Neptune arrays. The second leg of the cruise aboard the CCGC John P. Tully is currently underway. Go check out the website for updates, dive summaries, cool imagery and live video!
It’s been said that you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover however when it comes to datasets I respectfully disagree. Being able to find the single data file you want amongst hundreds because of a well-designed directory and file naming structure is awesome. In this article I go through some basic concepts in file/directory naming and share some specific lessons I learned over the years. Continue reading
Decided to move to OceanDataRat to the twenty-twelve WordPress theme. Although almost the same as before but this theme has better support for mobile devices. Feedback appreciated.