Tag Archives: R/V Endeavor

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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Need to access at-sea data from shore? Try OpenVDMv2 – Port Office

openVDM_LogoV2_1_longUp until now almost all developments on the new user-interface and under-the-hood improvements with OpenVDMv2 have been centered around software and a web-interface installed shipboard.  And while OpenVDMv2 provides mechanism for getting data off the vessel, not as much effort has been made to provide a slick portal for accessing that data on shore… until now.

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OpenVDM… getting better all the time.

openVDM_Logo_ICOThanks to the great folks aboard the R/V Endeavor and the E/V Nautilus OpenVDM is continuing to mature and improve!  The biggest change in the latest version is that I’ve all but removed the need to use a terminal window to manage OpenVDM.  Almost all aspects of OpenVDM can now be controlled via the web-interface. Continue reading

Two OpenVDM installations in just under 4 months!

PoweredByOpenVDM_LogoI just returned from Florida having completed the installation of OpenVDM aboard the E/V Nautilus.  This was the second OpenVDM installation aboard a research vessel in the 4 short months that OpenVDM has been available for use.  I couldn’t be happier with how things are moving forward. Continue reading