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Do you have an appreciation of the ocean and are all about open-source? I'm looking for people to share ideas with me. Answered

Hi, I’m working on a project about making society more aware of the ocean.

This project is my master graduation project. The envisioned project will involve the open-source community; this is why I am looking for people to talk to on this matter and to share ideas.

If you are already convinced, please send me a message. I promise you, I will not spam you to death. I am looking for people that have an appreciation or connection with the ocean and are all about DIY and open-source and are willing to share ideas with me.

Some more info on the project:

As I see it we (society) are very connected to the ocean, most of the everyday objects are in someway shipped across the ocean. Eventually ending up as plastic bits in the ocean.

Even before the Industrial Age we’ve been exploring the world with ships on the ocean.  We’ve been shipping diseases, slaves, religion and tobacco around the world in small wooden ships.

The ocean also acts as the source of life, in other words, all of the creatures on land came from the ocean. The ocean provides us also with an import source of protein to feed the world; fish.

The ocean houses tiny creatures called plankton that are critical for the planet. Most people don’t realize that a mouthful of seawater contains millions of bacterial cells, hundreds of thousands of phytoplankton and tens of thousands of zooplankton.

Although we have this strong connection with the ocean we have yet to explore 90% of it. In our ordinary lives we’ve been so disconnected of the environment around us, the only thing the majority of people see are the beaches, the endless blue, until of course, some oilrig blows up and washes oil up on the shore.

The project I am working on sees opportunity in creating a connection with the ocean somehow.

This is not an easy challenge, I cannot do this alone, I am asking a community of people that think outside the box, are hands-on and are compassioned about what they do for help.

Message me if you would like to be involved!

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You should post this as a forum topic.

Pardon me! I'll put it on the forums!

Check out curriculum for teachers at:

http://www.ciese.org/curriculum/purification/index.html

Let me know if you have any questions.

I also do an underwater robotics project on two different levels with my 9th and 12th graders. ;o)