"An Ocean of Data," a free webinar with CSIRO researcher Simon Allen, June 25 at 7 p.m. EDT

Live from Hobart, Tasmania, in "An Ocean of Data," CSIRO researcher Simon Allen talks about the growing flood of marine data—its discovery, collection, and visualization—in the eighth monthly Ocean Research Collaboration Networks "Blue Marvel—Ocean Mysteries" online seminar.

NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Simon Allen, a research section leader with the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), will go online on June 25 at 7 p.m. EDT for a free interactive seminar, "An Ocean of Data." In this hour-long Web program, he will look at the new technologies we will need to collect and understand the massive amounts of data we'll need to understand the Earth's oceans. The talk will move from the deep oceans to the costal zones (which are under pressure from the 37% of Earth's population living within 100 kilometers—62 miles—of the sea).

Simon Allen's group at CSIRO specializes in coastal systems—developing tools for monitoring them, and analyzing the data to understand how they function and how they change. Simon first went to sea at fourteen, as a "deckie learner" on a trawler. He joined the Navy as a Seaman Officer at 18 and embarked on career as a non-military hydrographer at the age of 24. After fifteen years mapping and building offshore oilfields, Simon moved to Australia in 2004 to work CSIRO's Marine Research Division. From 2007 to 2012 Simon was Technical Director for Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) during which time he was awarded the Marine Technology Society International Award. In 2012, Simon changed his focus to the coast and now sends his research time examining better ways to observe our coastal waters.

"An Ocean of Data" is the eighth of eleven monthly webinars examining the oceans, the oceans' impact on human life, and human life's impact on the oceans. Presenters are leaders in ocean science, including microbiologists, engineers, chemists, engineers, and archeologists, among many others. The presentations will be available live, and archived talks can be viewed without charge at the RCN web site, rcn.iode.org (also reachable via www.oceanobsnetwork.org)

The "Blue Marvel—Ocean Mysteries" webinar series is made possible by a grant from NSF to the IEEE Committee on Earth Observations (part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a 400,000-member non-profit professional society), and is organized by Simon Allen and Albert Williams 3rd. Registration is open to everyone, without charge, at www.oceanmysteries.net

Attendees may also register at http://readytalk.com/r/9shc8npce6ri.

Source: IEEE Committee on Earth Observation

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