June 27 Update We've updated the DigitalOcean site, including a number of bug fixes and a few enhancements. We've added a Message Center to support sending messages to your buddies and colleagues. The selected Creative Commons license is now displayed when viewing a media item. Please let us know about any issues you encounter.
What is DigitalOcean? DigitalOcean (DO) is a virtual commons that connects people and provides them with resources to advance ocean sustainability and protect Earth’s ocean ecosystems.
Who is using DO? Existing and new communities of scientists, educators, students, policy makers, media specialists, ocean enthusiasts, people who make their living from the sea and enthusiasts. DigitalOcean is a collections of projects that connect these communities around ocean sustainability.
Why the DO Social Media Platform? The social media platform is initially geared towards connecting ocean scientists in virtual teams to share, evolve their thinking and contribute to accelerating solutions for ocean sustainability. It is a media rich platform to share images, videos, research papers and collaborate around these critical issues.
Who is presently supporting the platform? The DigitalOcean project is lead by a cross disciplinary team from the University of California, Santa Barbara, the New Media Research Institute and has been built by Outhink Media productions. Initial funding was from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, UC Santa Barbara and the Dave and Diane Toole Foundation.
For an invitation to the platform please send an email with your background and interests to Bruce Caron at bruce@NMRI.org.
Among the best ways to explore DigitalOcean is to join one of the many groups created by other DigitalOcean members.