Data tsunami

The term Big Data has become so widely abused I am reluctant to use it, but it does apply. The usual definition is data with volume, variety, velocity, and any other word you think is important that starts with the letter v. Ocean datasets have variety and are accumulating more quickly (velocity). What constitutes “big” volume?

[Guest Editor Dr. Mike Smit, Dalhousie University]

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Call for Content

Would you like to share your research and experiences in the areas listed below with our readers? We are inviting the submission of technical papers, essays, and short articles for these issues. Contact for details.


Spring – Better ocean understanding: navigating the tides of change

Summer – Marine spatial planning

Fall – Ocean exploration: launch into the deep

Winter – Ship design

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Parting Notes

Humpback by Lisa B. Sells

The Battery by Danielle Percy


Front cover photo contest

The JOT is seeking photos that best demonstrate “better ocean understanding” for the front cover of its spring issue. The photo should focus on ocean technology. Winner gets a free one-year subscription to the JOT. Check out details here!