OneOcean, a technology company working on big data in the marine field, announced the beta release of ClipCard, cloud-based technology for managing, accessing and exchanging marine geospatial data.

Ocean data can come in more than 100 file formats, reach terabytes in size and take a week to download. Because of the magnitude of the data, information remains dormant behind firewalls or on shelves.
With ClipCard, it is possible to instantly view and share information from big ocean data, anytime, anywhere, without the need to transfer the data itself.

ClipCard presents an abstract of big data in an object that is created anytime data is uploaded to the cloud. ClipCard is linked to its source, but is only a fraction of the size, so it can be viewed and shared anywhere. ClipCard helps users understand what big data contains and gives them the means to transfer the source data through the cloud when they need it.

OneOcean has partnered with Amazon.com, leveraging Amazon Web Services to provide a global cloud storage and fulfillment infrastructure.

“Data is growing exponentially in volume, velocity, and variety. The challenge is putting it to work efficiently and effectively, getting it out of its silos and into the hands of the people who need it,” said Ed Lazowska, Bill and Melinda Gates Chair of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington. “OneOcean is working on a promising approach that could have a major impact on how big data is managed and shared across industry, academia and government.”

“Looking at the size of this problem, we asked ourselves: how can we help?” said Don Pickering, CEO of OneOcean. “ClipCard became our answer. It’s a simple solution that has a lot of potential to change the way people get value from their ocean data.”

OneOcean data plans start at $25 per month for 50GB of storage and transfer. For larger organizations, OneOcean offers plans scaling to terabytes of data with a premium services support team able to assist corporations, universities and government.