06 Jan 2017

H(uman)2O(cean)

Ignorance is Paradise The Maldives often sparks imagery of pristine, sandy beaches and beautiful, secluded resorts – the “island life.” However, what I discovered from our 2016 Expedition to the Maldives is that this image holds true to those that have not been exposed to – or choose to…

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03 Jan 2017

Congratulations to our Hydrous CEO, Dr. Erika Woolsey, who is featured in xyHt’s list, which highlights a collection of profiles of motivated and noteworthy geospatial professionals under 40 years of age.  Check out the Dr. Woolsey’s profile here: http://www.xyht.com/uncategorized/40-under-40-2017-erika-woolsey/ Explore the full list of talented professionals: http://www.xyht.com/uncategorized/40-under-40-2017-remarkable-geospatial-professionals/ 

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14 Dec 2016

An Unexpected Journey I first went scuba diving last year in Monterey, California. The experience of strapping on a tank of air and sinking below the blue water to enter and explore a strange new world was instantly mesmerizing and addictive. I pursued scuba diving further and worked myself…

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12 Dec 2016

Diving in!

This December a group of scientists, divers, designers, filmmakers, and technologists set sail on the vessel Theia to explore and understand the islands of the Maldives, a small nation in the Indian Ocean surrounded by coral reefs. Participants came together for this expedition from around the world, representing the USA,…

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15 Nov 2016

This week we are at #AU2016! So far it has been an exciting whirlwind of innovation, learning about industry disruptions, and most importantly, connecting with people of all interests. We hope this spirit of acceptance and creativity carries through to our upcoming expedition to the Maldives. Today, our CEO,…

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23 Aug 2016

Please join us in welcoming new Directors, Nora Hall and Erika Woolsey! Excited to have their passion and scientific expertise on board for creating ocean access oceans! What are their passions and backgrounds? Get to know them further on our “About” page.

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26 Apr 2016

The Hydrous attended ADEX 2016 for the first time to host a booth, share information about our citizen science expeditions and present our 3D coral mapping work. The largest dive show in Asia, ADEX attracts recreational scuba divers, technical divers, snorkelers and even “mermaids,” some of whom are freedivers or underwater models….

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31 Dec 2015

~written by Yasmeen Smalley-Norman I wrapped up a busy year of traveling with a feather in my cap- scuba diving in the Maldives with The Hydrous organization. Sly Lee, The Hydrous founder, had been to the Maldives before in early 2015 to establish a baseline of coral reef health,…

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17 Apr 2015

The shifting of the South winds to North allowed us to work at the southeast coast of Rapa Nui today.  In a place this remote, where the nearest recompression chamber is across the Pacific ocean on Chile, we try to work safely as much as possible.  We take our…

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14 Apr 2015

A long flight from Hawaii to Chile to Easter Island deposited me on one of the most isolated and unique islands in the world: Easter Island, or Rapa Nui in the local dialect. Seeing the “downtown” area was a surprise to my pre-conditioned sense that Rapa Nui was a…

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