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Why Digitizing the Ocean Remains a 2017 Problem

Posted by Nicole Schill on Nov 14, 2017 1:54:45 PM

The world’s oceans cover more than a 70% of the Earth’s surface, and while we know quite a bit about them, rely on them heavily for travel and shipping, and respect their ecological importance, we have yet to truly harness their powers for communication. For all that we have worldwide communications, there are still untapped resources and isolated areas that would benefit from oceanic communication technology. The tides may soon be changing as scientists shore-up surefire ways to integrate communication technology into the fathoms below.

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Topics: Geospatial Data, Data Sharing, Ocean GIS, big data, digital ocean, ocean data

Sharing Does Not Always Mean Caring

Posted by Peggy Browning on Nov 22, 2012 11:04:00 AM

I recently attended two symposiums (USEUCOM and C-Sigma - TEXAS V) where the subject of "Data Sharing" was discussed.  As I looked around the room, it struck me that for different groups, the term “data sharing” conjures up very different feelings.  From an Administration's perspective, Data Sharing means equal access between partners in order to further collaboration and advance the cause whether that cause is security, defense, ecological, meteorological, etc.  But from the Data Provider’s perspective Data Sharing equals Bankruptcy! 

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Topics: Geospatial Data, Data Sharing, Satellite AIS data

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