The latest addition was minor from a software development standpoint (just a few line of code) but one I hope will provide a great service to OpenVDM users.
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!
The folks at Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) took notice that OpenVDM was up on GitHub and decided to do a nice write up on the event. As both articles explain, SOI and Capable Solutions have been working together for 2 years on the development of OpenVDM with SOI’s R/V Falkor being the project’s first adopter.
So thanks SOI for that great write up, the awesome traffic bump on OceanDataRat.org and the support you’ve provided over the last 2 years!
Most days I feel pretty lucky. I live in a great part of the country and get to make a living doing what I love. Today I feel obnoxiously lucky. I’m bound for a beautiful place on other side of the planet, Maui, Hawaii! Oh yeah, it’s for work (mostly)!
Today marks a real milestone for OpenVDM and for me it represents a real personal triumph. As of just a few hours ago the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) went live with their R/V Falkor Status Page. While what the page does is not a first for a research vessel (many other vessels have similar shore-side portals) it is the first time a major oceanographic institute has chosen to leverage OpenVDM’s built-in ship-to-shore transfer capability and web-based data visualization tools to do so. Continue reading