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More of this please!

Ok someone at Schmidt Ocean Institute brought their marketing A-game to the table this week.  Posted just a few hours ago, SOI has added a new post to their website with real data and are asking citizen (scientists) to analyze the data themselves and predict where the biggest hydro-thermal plume to the current cruise will be discovered.

Participants vote via Twitter and then the scientists currently onboard the vessel decide who was correct/closest.  The winner even gets a stainless-steel SOI water bottle!

Nice work SOI! Way to drum up some interest in science, encourage your followers to dive deeper into the work happening aboard the Falkor and that animated gif… that’s just solid gold!

RVTEC 2015

rvtwlog2It’s that glorious time of year again!  Next week is the 2015 RVTEC conference.  This year the conference will be held at the U.Miami/Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science  in Miami, FL.  I ran out of time to have more diesel-to-data t-shirts made but I hope that doesn’t deter folks from talking with me.

I look forward to seeing some of you there (and enjoy the last warm weather I’ll experience for months),
– Webb

The OceanDataRat is going back to sea.

EndeavorWhen I decided to leave NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research it was in small part due to the excessive time spent at sea aboard the Okeanos Explorer.  It’s been exactly 2 years since I left NOAA and I haven’t spent one night off-shore.  Well that’s about to change.  The reason: OpenVDMv2.


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