Disney's Next Big Opportunity To Save The Oceans

Disney’s Next Big Opportunity To Save The Oceans

Jay Z did it earlier this year. So did Lady Gaga. Here’s asking Disney to do the same in 2015 when it releases the Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory. Launch with an app. But not just...
Crowdsourcing Ocean Mapping With Defense Technology

Crowdsourcing Ocean Mapping With Defense Technology

An aerospace engineer from Northrop Grumman once told me that government (and private) investments in aerospace and defense were worth it for the downstream commercial technologies that they produce alone. The latest example of this...
Waterfi, Always Waterproof

Waterfi, Always Waterproof

If underwater housings aren’t your flavor of the week, there is one other method of making your everyday technology fully waterproof – a method that has been perfected by San Diego based Waterfi. In a...
Jon Bowermaster is the Ultimate Citizen Scientist

Jon Bowermaster is the Ultimate Citizen Scientist

In 1986, at age 32, journalist Jon Bowermaster took his first assignment with National Geographic— to cover a seven-month dogsled trip across Antarctica. He has since traveled to over 80 countries, written numerous articles chronicling...
Semester at Sea More Than A Party, A Marine Science Opportunity

Semester at Sea More Than A Party, A Marine Science Opportunity

  The Fall 2013 Semester at Sea trip will ring in the program’s 50th voyage at sea, offering as many as 720 college students per ship a chance to see fifteen different countries over about...
When Did NOAA Build 35 Ocean-Themed Apps?

When Did NOAA Build 35 Ocean-Themed Apps?

Whether you’re interested in tracking real-time marine forecasts or identifying phytoplankton under a microscope, there seems to be a NOAA app for that. While the rest of us have had our heads in the water,...
Instabeat Is First Off The Block In The Waterproof Wearable Race

Instabeat Is First Off The Block In The Waterproof Wearable Race

With new wearables popping up every few months for all types of athletes, leave it to a charming young entrepreneur from Lebanon to bring them to the swimming pool. Enter Instabeat, a waterproof wearable that...
Tomorrow's Catch? ReefID Underwater Apps

Tomorrow’s Catch? ReefID Underwater Apps

There are as of yet no known dedicated underwater app development firms, but ReefID is darn close. Founded by avid diver, underwater photographer, and #scubahack 2013 judge John Fifer, ReefID has developed a suite of...
WildAid gets Wildly Smart Managing MPAs

WildAid gets Wildly Smart Managing MPAs

People listen when Richard Branson (and James Cameron) write an op-ed about the high seas and our opportunity to protect them, but not as many know about the environmental NGO that Branson often speaks on...
A "Bombproof GoPro" And A Short History Of Underwater Film Tech With Grant Washburn

A “Bombproof GoPro” And A Short History Of Underwater Film Tech With Grant Washburn

  We first sought out Mavericks surfing legend and award-winning underwater filmmaker Grant Washburn to build a story around the simple question, “what size wave is too big for a GoPro selfie?” His response, “the...
Ziphius Is The Little Drone That Could

Ziphius Is The Little Drone That Could

Ziphius may own the title of world’s cutest ROV, but the little fella also packs a punch. Born on the Azores Islands, a far away archipelago in the North Atlantic, Ziphius is the first product to...
“Aqua Naughties” No Longer

“Aqua Naughties” No Longer

There was a time when female divers were called “Aqua Naughties” and expected to engage in “hanky panky on the reef” rather than research and data analysis, but that day is not today according to Dr. Sylvia...