You could be used to collect important oceanographic data

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by capecodcdog, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    great idea but i want them to sponsor me.. with money for all that data
     

  2. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Yes... a little scratch for participating would be nice.
     
  3. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    I would do it for free. Kind of cool. Especially if they could personalize the data. Like "Jay's" current lol!
     
  4. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Yeah.. maybe it could come with a killer app that would keep the ultimate surf log, with all sorts of data on conditions, positions, tracking, etc.
     
  5. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Yea dog... Tells you how many large creatures in your area. Would you want to know? I probably would not
     
  6. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    I have a large creature in my pants. NOAA closely monitors it because they think it may be a new species of whale.
     
  7. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    It was identified many years ago...dwarf sperm whale!

    (J/c could not resist)
     
  8. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
  9. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Swellinfo, where treads flow randomly like ocean eddys.
     
  10. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    A couple of thoughts:
    1. They could collaborate (or license technology) with Fitness Tracker manufacturers to integrate some of the features/functionality that may be of interest to the users so that they would have some personal benefit in participation.
    2. The data collection would not necessarily give full coverage of the near shore zone, as we know, surfers only surf "spots" where a decent wave is breaking.
    3. They could increase the area of data collection coverage by expanding to kite surfers, wind surfers, and SUPs.
     
  11. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Real surfers would probably like to kill them even more than GoPro morons...
    just saying....<grin>
     
  12. bagus

    bagus Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2014

    o barry
     
  13. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    Does Barry pay you in some way to be his hype man?
     
  14. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    I do. 1 cent.

    o doug
     
  15. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Good input. I myself probably would not want to hassle with this stuff. One of the reasons I enjoy/go surfing to "escape" all the digital technology that continues to surround us. I don't want to be "distracted" by extra stuff. So, I don't own a GoPro (even though family members push "don't you want one"). I don't even like to wear a watch, except when I know that I have an appointment or obligation (or parking restriction) that limits my session time.

    That is why they would really need to give some incentive for participation, especially for the "old schoolers". Perhaps the younger, social media types, tech savvy/driven types would be more apt to buy in.
     
  16. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    This reminds me of Trace. I don't have one, but they are interesting.
     
  17. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Exactly.