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Previous Newsletters

The January 2024 newsletter celebrated the second annual Ocean Exploration Day. 

This full 2023 year-in-review newsletter provided a recap of all of Ocean Discovery League's accomplishments throughout the year.

The November 2023 newsletter included the launch of our Ocean Technology Co-Design Survey.

The October 2023 newsletter discussed the workshop we led as part of the Collective Solution Accelerator hosted by the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS). 

The September 2023 newsletter included a wrap up of Ocean Discovery League's summer activities, including field deployments in Rhode Island.

The August 2023 newsletter highlighted our participation in OceanX's Young Explorers Program aboard OceanXplorer, teaching storytelling and other interdisciplinary career topics to undergraduate students.

The July 2023 newsletter highlighted several recent discoveries during deep ocean expeditions conducted by our partners.

The June 2023 newsletter discussed our partnership with the Quinault Indian Nation and the Polynesian Voyaging Society. 

The May 2023 newsletter covered our work in accelerating data analysis with Ocean Vision AI.

The April 2023 newsletter included a celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Day and a round-up of Ocean Solution Fund projects to support.

The March 2023 newsletter covered a celebration of Women's History Month and ODL's New Partnership with the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

The February 2023 newsletter included reflections on Black History Month and the launch of a new Ocean Solutions Fund Project.

The January 2023 newsletter included a recap of our inaugural Ocean Exploration Day event and more information on recent press and opportunities. 

The December 2022 newsletter provided an overview of Ocean Discovery League's biggest accomplishments of 2022 and what we're looking forward to in 2023.

The November 2022 newsletter featured the paper "Maka Niu: A low-cost, modular imaging and sensor platform to increase observation capabilities of the deep ocean," recently published in Frontiers in Marine Science.

The October 2022 newsletter featured the Cook Islands Workshop, ODL's participation in the $5M NSF grant for Ocean Vision AI, and several media stories on our recent work.

The September 2022 newsletter featured the 2022 Global Deep-Sea Capacity Assessment launch, ODL's work on FathomNet, our new website launch, and Hispanic Heritage Month.

The August 2022 newsletter focused on the field testing of our first generation camera system, Maka Niu, designed in collaboration with the MIT Future Ocean Lab. The newsletter featured five to six field projects and milestones of these pilots.

The July 2022 newsletter discussed the United Nations Ocean Conference that occurred in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference's stated goal was to focus on innovative solutions to the many crises facing the world's oceans.

The June 2022 newsletter highlighted Capitol Hill Ocean Week, Explorers Club World Oceans Week, and NatGeoFest where several of our ocean exploration collaborators were honored.

In the May 2022 newsletter we featured our newly published open-access article, My Deep Sea, My Backyard: a pilot study to build capacity for global deep-ocean exploration and research.

The April 2022 newsletter highlighted our new partnership with the Experiment Foundation on the Ocean Solutions Fund, supporting experiments that seek to better understand and improve the health of our world's ocean.

In the March 2022 newsletter we celebrated Katy Croff Bell's participation the Smithsonian Institution's hosting of the #IfThenSheCan Exhibit, the most women statues ever assembled in one location, at one time in celebration of Women's Futures Month.

In the February 2022 newsletter we shared a pivotal new paper on creating safe working environments for underrepresented scientists at sea by Diva Amon, Zoleka Filander, Lindsay Harris, and Harriet Harden-Davies.

In the January 2022 newsletter we kicked off the year with the announcement of the launch of FathomNet, an open-source underwater image database for training, testing, and validating state-of-the-art artificial intelligence algorithms.

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