Here I am in Miami for the first ever Science Online Oceans Conference.
Despite the fact that this entire genre of science is way outside my wheelhouse I decided to make the trek down from Atlanta. I am curious to see what I learn and who I meet. If it is even a fraction of the intensity of the flag-ship Science Online Conference I attended last February then I am sure I'll be reeling for months.
Leading up to the conference I put together a blog post about the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico. I've been following the political and ecological implications of the dead zone problem for years and decided to summarize the current status of the dilemma.
You can check out that post at Scientific American. A big deal for me as it is my debut piece for the SciAm Network.
Follow the emerging information from this event on Twitter using #ScioOceans.
Some cool links so far...
OMG I want to build one of these DIY mini-submarines! Mom! I can finally build that submarine I dreamed of as a kid! OpenROV
Want - a navy blue uglifish t-shirt. Awesome - Uglifish
Some sweet web-sites I came across at #ScioOceans.
Bittel Me This
Deep Sea News
Society of Environmental Journalism
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