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Posted: December 14, 2014, 4:05 pm

ShimpCrafting programme 2015 planning

Part of the currently projects interest in public engagement with marine culture is the development of education resources and small scale engagement events that evolved into work with Octopus Collective and Natural England with Walney Primary school.

From this practice based research around water data workshops with octopus collective, Natural England and from the project’s ShrimpCraft workshop at Liverpool’s Albert Dock in august 2014 supported by Liverpool Maritime Museum we aim to develop further:

• Continue to explore the natural world of Walney Island and Barrow in Furness with DIY Arduino compatible sensors

• Build on Shrimpcraft pilot project by

• Develop and test more sensor kits

• Develop and test easier to use tutorials

• Install utilities like arduino and Python for existing school IT kit

• ‘Train’ young ambassadors for the shrimpcraft kits to train other teachers and pupils

• Put sensors into context of their use in industry

• Develop a permanent local sensor that streams its data to the internet.

• Develop prototype webpages that can visualise collected data online using services like and

• Release prototype ShrimpCraft kits

• Potentially develop a ‘next stage’ marine science club in school that will beta test an open source UAV (Underwater Autonomous Vehicle)

• Allow school to use FACT minecraft server to help visualise data in a virtual environment they understand

Posted: December 14, 2014, 3:57 pm
Posted: August 27, 2013, 4:40 pm

Interesting coastal artists residency blog which became film for the British Science Festival at the Lighthouse field station, Cromerty

(via Sublime: Cromarty Blog 2 (late July 2012))

Posted: August 27, 2013, 12:06 pm

We were thinking of simple activity for documenting and mapping the journey and google maps is pretty obvious but it could also be interesting to do images for a google street view of the north sea…sponsorship from Google perhaps?

(via Pambuoy™ :: Loch Ness waveglider transit successfully completed)

Posted: August 21, 2013, 12:23 pm
“If you want to build a ship don’t gather people together to collect wood and don’t assign...
Posted: June 18, 2013, 9:49 am

Great example of sharing scientific marine data socially and in an open source way

(via Wavelet analysis of chlorophyll, SPM, salinity and temperature on a daily time scale.)

Posted: June 17, 2013, 1:30 pm

Fascinating world of Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN) mainly to enable deep space or orbital data transfer it’s also applicable to communication across disaster zones and the deep sea. Definately relates to some of our thinking around the Ghost Net system

(via Lloyd Wood - Delay-Tolerant Networking work - the Saratoga transfer protocol)

Posted: June 15, 2013, 2:51 pm
WatchTheMed: Brilliant crowdsourced ocean map for accountability on the med
Posted: May 29, 2013, 6:51 pm
Submarine Cable Map: Just realised one of our journey paths will cross this cable owned by Faroese...
Posted: May 29, 2013, 5:21 pm

An interesting investigation into the tragic deaths at sea as people fled Libya. Makes you reflect on a darker side of the ghost net idea our group have been talking about; the hidden data on the sea and also on the sea as a political topography

(via Forensic Oceanography - Forensic Architecture)

Posted: May 29, 2013, 4:49 pm

We’ve been thinking alot about the idea of #ghostnets; its a global marine problem and there’s alot of fascinating  innovation like this growing out there to to deal with it but its something not many people know about.

Its also a metaphor for our work we are casting a net into the world of the sea as artists and seeing what we trawl; and what we can trade on land, much like our ancestors past trading ice and other material, we are trading knowledge.

Unlike any real ghostnets ours should not damage anything; if they continue to catch data and ideas then all the better

(via NASA - A Big Net Gain)

Posted: May 21, 2013, 11:12 am

Fantastic system this!

(via Manual for SNAIL SHELL SYSTEM)

Posted: May 21, 2013, 10:49 am

I’m not sure what’s more disturbing here, the actual idea or the fact that Popsci has so many related articles that start with “DARPA wants…”

(via DARPA Wants “Upward Falling” Robots That Can Hide On The Seafloor For Years, Launch On Demand | Popular Science)

Posted: May 12, 2013, 3:44 pm

Microbiology Interactive App Demo (by Edward Johnston)

Can imagine a handy live sea microbe visualiser app for the currently journey; maybe samples can be made on board and then broadcast to a currently server for land based apps to access….

Posted: April 23, 2013, 1:19 pm
““I’m currently wrapping up a book project on the worldwide network of undersea cables,...
Posted: April 21, 2013, 2:39 pm
Aliens at sea - MIT News Office: “Microbes are not only in the sea, they ARE the...
Posted: April 21, 2013, 2:17 pm

It worked! sent asci to SerialBuoy at the #currentlyliv Open Source Swan Pedalo Launch

Posted: April 7, 2013, 8:51 pm

Plotting a course / ghostnet / trawling for data & law

Trade of resources / new trade routes / developing alternative territorial law.

Network of canal pop up port activiy / Marine Science in Pubs / Bothy network / across the caledonian canal / Viking invasions / trade / Crew as artwork / development platforms.

Posted: March 25, 2013, 9:20 am

Today we completed the swan scan with processing and made a series of .obj files we can edit for future 3d printing and then launched @swanpedalo & the lillypadradio platform prototype at her new home at the Liverpool water sports centre

Posted: March 24, 2013, 10:18 am


Aliens at sea – MIT News Office

“Microbes are not only in the sea, they ARE the sea.”

Re-imagining the sea will have massive consequences says Stefan Helmreich. Fascinating thoughts on the state of microbiology of the sea. Makes me think we will need DIY bio analysis kits for the journey!

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