Welcome to Marine Science Today, your source for the latest news about the study of our planet’s oceans. You will find here articles and analysis about the people, the technology, the policy and the various research disciplines involved in modern marine science.
Marine Science Today has taken over the former marine science content stream of OceanLines, an online publication devoted to passagemaking on recreational boats. When you get a chance, please spend some time exploring some of the older stories in the archive here and let us know which ones you want to see and read more about. Marine Science Today features articles written by its publisher, Tom Tripp; Tom’s daughter Emily, who is a marine science student at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and by various guest authors.
Marine Science Today is inviting marine researchers and students from all over the world to submit news about their research to us for publication. We can’t relieve you of your academic publication requirements, since this isn’t a “peer reviewed” publication, but we can help spread the word about the significance and relevance of your work. Our aim is to bring to the general public, policy makers, and those in the field, a wider view of the “oceanscape” than might be otherwise readily available. Today’s marine science is at the very center of current efforts to understand the key forces of nature and man at work on our environment. The may be no other, more important scientific research going on today. Even the astronauts living aboard the International Space Station spend a considerable amount of their time looking “inward” at Planet Earth and oceanographers have been well-represented in the astronaut corps. For example, Payload Specialist Paul Scully-Power was launched into space October 5, 1984 aboard the shuttle Challenger on mission STS-41G and spent a great deal of time pathfinding space-borne oceanography.
At Marine Science Today, we are writing about stories in five principal categories: People, Policy, Technology, Marine Biology and Physical Oceanography. The latter two categories are collective categories meant to pool stories about life in the oceans, and the physical processes, including undersea geology, chemistry and physics. Please send us your stories and illustrations (remembering the old adage about a picture being worth a thousand words) and we’ll get them published for you here. We subscribe to the highest canon of journalistic ethics and will insist on fair, accurate and timely reporting. While you will see advertising and sponsorships here on Marine Science Today, we explicitly refuse to accept such advertising in exchange for editorial content. There are too many publications still out there that are happy to trade their content for a couple of ads. We won’t do that, so you can trust that the content here is motivated only by the best news judgment possible.
The first story on Marine Science Today will appear shortly; within the next few hours, and it was chosen for its news value and because it represents what hopefully will be a trend — that of increased global cooperation in marine science. We are all proud citizens of our own countries but as students of the world’s oceans, we realize that political boundaries in many fields of human endeavor have outlived their usefulness, and in fact, represent a big stumbling block to best practices and more perfect knowledge.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, or just want to find out how to submit your materials for publication, stop by our Contact page and send us a message. We’ll get back to you right away. Welcome again to Marine Science Today.
— Tom Tripp
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