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December 12, 2011
Eye on Earth Summit to Focus on Environmental Data and the Future of Sustainability

OpenOceans Global is represented this week at the Eye on Earth Summit,  an important international conference hosted by the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency to address the crucial importance of environmental and societal information and networking to decision-making.

Keynote speakers throughout the four days of the Summit include former President Bill Clinton, H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahd (UAE Minister of Environment and Water), Dr. Jane Goodall, Sylvia Earle, Jack Dangermond of ESRI, and many other experts in the field of environmental data and data presentation.
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In addition to these notable speakers, the Eye on Earth summit brings together more than 1,000 leaders who have many interests in common with OpenOceans Global.  They come together to ask how can we converge and collaborate to gather both the information and the data necessary to understanding the ocean's processes and other environmental areas.  This collaborative approach recognizes that the ocean must be maintained in an environmentally sound way even as human societal and economic benefits are also maintained.

OpenOceans Global will be tweeting throughout the conference as new information becomes available.  Please follow us at OpenOceansGlobl.  We will also have information on our Facebook page and LinkedIn group.

About OpenOceans Global
As mentioned above, you are receiving this E-Newsletter because you are one of the friends or associates referred to above, or someone in our circle who we believe would be interested in what OpenOceans Global intends to do.
This first edition of our E-Newsletter is designed to welcome you to OpenOceans Global and to introduce you to our new web site where you can learn more about our goals and see what we are sharing online.
Our Goal
OpenOceans Global’s ultimate goal is to aggregate the world's ocean data and creatively present that data online using advanced visualization technologies.  However, before we can accomplish that heady goal, we intend to create a cross-sector community of people and organizations who understand that we can't save the ocean or use it safely if we don't understand its processes.  Those processes include the ocean's interaction with the atmosphere, climate change, watersheds, and the water cycle. 
We believe that the need to understand the ocean is something we all have in common, no matter what our interests.
The new web portal has been constructed to provide value across ocean sectors by linking to accurate information about the ocean. The web site is the next step in the process to accomplish OpenOceans Global’s objectives.
Please check back at regularly!
Carl Nettleton

Our Founding Partners
We are grateful that we have three world-class founding partners to help us move forward.  
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a world-class data and marine education organization, the Aquarium of the Pacific is a world-class non-profit education organization, and MIT's Science Impact Collaborative is a world-class joint-fact-finding/conflict resolution center.  Research, education, and bringing people and organization's together are the most important items on OpenOceans Global's agenda, and we have three world-class partners to help us. 
Thank you!


What's New at 
The new OpenOceans Global web site at has gained new content since the last newsletter.  Suggestions have come in for ocean movies and novels that should make the options for our Top 20 picks even richer.  We have added to our list of aquariums, too, but are looking for more, particularly those outside of the United States.  One of the aquariums we have added is the Dubai Mall Aquarium - which has the largest viewing window of any aquarium in the world (see below).

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Much more content will be added and a number of enhancements are on the drawing board, but the new web site is the framework from which we will begin the next steps in the evolution of OpenOceans Global.

How Can You Help?
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  • Forward our URL and/or this newsletter to your friends and lists
  • Connect us with possible sponsors
  • Provide links to accurate ocean information
  • Donate using the button on the web site

Worth Thinking About  

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