Video: Open Sailing

[Via Justin Pickard]( (who has some entertaining commentary) comes this video from [Open Sailing]( I had some trouble understanding the concept when I saw their website awhile back (perhaps a language issue?), but the video makes it clearer. I like their idea for swarming algorithms based on weather, political systems, and so forth to automatically suggest good clustering locations for all the participating vessels.

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Robert Ballard’s TED Talk on ocean exploration

A number of people have emailed me this awesome video, and it was posted [on the forums]( Some quotes from [Robert Ballard](

_”NASA’s annual budget for space exploration could fund NOAA’s budget for ocean exploration for 1600 years.”_

_”Fifty percent of the United States of America is underneath the ocean.

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