Mobile Computing: Data Collection Tools for Oceanographic Surveys

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Comprehensive data collection surveys are a vital part of oceanographic science, in order to enable humanity better comprehend the world’s oceans and their impact on the human population, aquatic plants and marine life.

Surveys are commonly conducted on a variety of topics such as marine organisms, seawater, the effects of pollutants, the ocean floor and the geological processes that shape it, tides, currents, beach erosion and the interaction of the ocean with the atmosphere. [Read more…]

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DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Mobile Computing and Disaster Management

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Deepwater Horizon oil spill at Chandeleur Islands LA (Wikipedia)

Disasters, whether they originate naturally or are caused by human activities, have considerable impact on the communities they affect. Structures such as homes, government buildings and hospitals may be damaged or destroyed, and businesses needed for daily activity – such as financial institutions, gas stations, utility plants, transit services, schools and supermarkets – are similarly disrupted.

Some disasters, such as oil spills or nuclear plant accidents, also have environmental impact. In this case, governing authorities must also be concerned with how environmental hazards will affect the ground, the air, plants, water, aquatic life and animal life. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.