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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

RVTEC/INMARTECH 2014

rvtwlog2It’s that glorious time of year again!  Next week is the 2014 RVTEC conference.  This year the conference will be held at the Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, OR. This year it’s going to be even better since it’s being combined with the 2014 INMARTECH meeting… basically the international version of RVTEC.  So excited!

Hopefully I’ll see some of you there,
– Webb

Development and First Use of OER’s Mobile Telepresence Unit

broadcasting satelliteThis post is a rework of a poster I worked on for the 2012 UNOLS RVTEC meeting. It’s about the development of a fly-away system that allows video from remote underwater vehicles combined with audio from onboard scientists to be streamed live over the internet.  It is a very exciting technology that is changing the way ocean science is conducted and empowering public audiences to witness discoveries as they unfold.  A few years back I was the project lead for the development of the telepresence system installed aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.  While that system was very expensive, very large and coupled to the one ship, technology has brought the size and expense of such systems that minimal version can be installed on almost any oceanographic research vessel with a satellite antenna. Continue reading