Digital Ocean Exploration, LLC – “Digital-Ocean” – McLean, Virginia, USA – is a satellite tech biz engaged in the development and advancement of the high-speed ultra-wideband digital satellite transfer of large ocean science datasets directly from data gathering research vessels (“RV”) to scalable Cloud Platform High Performance
Digital-Ocean is developing the extension of the scalable Cloud Platform HPC Enterprise infrastructure to the scientific offshore. This is a revolution in digital ocean exploration technologies in how ocean science data is gathered, transported, processed, and analyzed for utilization.
When generating digital knowledge in ocean exploration, as in most scientific efforts, more information faster is better. Digital-Ocean has designed & developed new and improved technologies to better support the advanced digital investigation of the world’s oceans.
Ocean exploration today may be significantly improved by the reduction in both exploration program time and overall exploration program costs with the high-speed digital transfer of gigabytes (GB) or terabytes (TB) of ocean data from the most remote sites on this planet directly to an HPC. Even better when this ocean data is transported and possessed by the minute…
Digital-Ocean has designed and developed the fastest satellite data transfer service on the planet for ocean exploration.
The surface area of the earth is 71% covered in water and of that 509 600 000 km2 about 21% of this seafloor has been digitally mapped to current world standards. Years of work remains…
NASA Oceanographer Dr. Gene Feldman notes, “We have better maps of the surface of Mars and the Moon than we do of the bottom of the ocean.”
In support of Dr. Feldman’s point – and the ‘Executive Action’ of at least the last four U.S. Administrations – Digital-Ocean is reaching out to the offshore community with commercial technologies to enable the transfer of ocean science datasets from operational vessels or platforms to scalable Cloud, or Cluster, HPC for Storage, Compute, AI, ML, for example, at 600 Mbps – 270 GB per hour – on a planned-use and costed-use basis.
Uplinked directly from a small, fast submeter – 0.6-meter shipboard antenna – vessel-mounted tracking terminal – Digital-Ocean Sea-Node – this ocean data transfer may be accomplished from virtually any world ocean directly – one-hop – to HPC by advanced offshore digital networking.
Applications as seafloor mapping – seabed imaging – ROV & AUV data transfer, HD digital subsea inspection, UHD Video, manned & unmanned – robotic – surface vessel datasets and marine seismic data applications may benefit from these evolving capabilities and improved technologies.
As ocean exploration geographically expands, subocean data files get exponentially larger and the need for new technologies to support more effective exploration solutions expand, Digital-Ocean is today working to reduce risks, lessen exploration costs, improve exploration results, and measurably increase efficiency and safety in an offshore program.
An insurgency is underway in seafloor mapping whereby worldwide teams of scientists, academics, and R/V vessel owners are together defining a new approach with improved methods to understand this worlds ocean.
Recently the UN declared the “United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)”:
Oceans are facing multiple environmental stressors (climate change, marine pollution, ocean acidification) engendered by these human activities and resulting in the loss of marine species and degradation of marine and coastal environments. As reported in the First World Ocean Assessment, we assist to a cycle of decline in the ocean health, with changes and losses in the structure and function of the Ocean that challenge the benefits obtained from marine systems. Over the coming decades, a changing climate, growing global population, and increased environmental stressors will have significant yet highly uncertain impacts on food security and human well fare.
We need a map…
Consider Map the Gaps – all of them – with high-speed data transfer scheduled and costed by the minute. More beneficial seafloor mapping results may be possible when uplinked from a 0.6-meter/23.6-inch antenna on an operating vessel in a GAP site at 270 GB/hr. directly to HPC for ML and AI allowing highly improved workflow and sooner results.
This highly focused business – Digital Ocean Exploration – strategy may be viewed as a geosynchronous on-orbit oceanography platform to reduce exploration time and increase scientific information in the offshore.
Digital Ocean Exploration’s initial business focus is with U.S. Space Policy and Digital Communications Technology for highly improved ocean exploration. Better ocean knowledge in a Climate Crises is essential today.