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Mark it on you calendars October 11-13th IT WILL BE OWN in Miami.  Interested in the intersection of the ocean ecosystem and the digital online landscape?  Then you need to attend!!

A great team is assembled to pull this bad boy off including David Shiffman, aka Mr. Shark.  This man may care more about this conference than sharks and if that is only half true then this is going to be THE conference to attend.

This conference is already shaping into being something spectacular.  The  conference is in an unconference format that allows participants to set the agenda.  Interested in seeing a specific topic at the meeting? Head over to the planning wiki and suggest something you want to lead or simply want to participate in.

We are really looking to draw in some new people into the same old community and to highlight innovative examples of combining the oceans and online spheres.  

Who can attend? Anyone! Any interested scientist, journalist, student, blogger, communicator, activist, or member of the public is welcome. Due to logistical limits, we will have to cap total attendance at 200, including organizers, presenters, and attendees.

If you thought the the Deep-Sea News Suite Party at ScienceOnline is legend imagine what it going to be at whole conference of marine online folks!

You can keep up with the new by following @ScioOceans on Twitter, the hashtag #ScioOceans, the planning wiki, or the Facebook page.


Dr. M (1729 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.