Meeting Archive:
Oceans of Data


Meeting Description:

A review of future marine data collection, discovery and visualisation options. A look at some potential new technologies and why despite the data deluge on land we just cannot find the data we are looking for in the ocean, let alone visualise it.  The talk will move us in from the deep ocean into the coastal zone which is under pressure from the 37% of the global population that live in the coastal strip (<100km from the coast). In the shallow coastal waters it will look at the problems associated with data collection and critically assess our ability to monitor change in this high energy, highly modified environment.

Date: Tue, Jun 25, 2013
Time: 07:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Blue Marvel - Ocean Mysteries
 Presenter Information
Simon Allen
Speaker Photo

Simon Allen is a research leader with the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) he specialises in “understanding our coastal systems.”

Simon first went to sea as a “deckie learner” on a trawler at the age of fourteen, 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 worked for CSIRO 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.