Because boats are awesome!  Datawave Marine Science (DMS) is the personal webpage of Nicholas Barczak.  This website exists as a repository of knowledge associated with ship design and the science relating to the marine industry.

DMS is about an idea:  better engineering through science.  The marine industry has a proud heritage, steeped in tradition.  Often that tradition wisely calls for caution and conservative safety.  But sometimes, tradition becomes restrictive and overly conservative actions limit us in the name of safety.  This is why DMS focuses on engineering through science, specifically with the marine industry.  Science gives us the tools to determine when caution is required, or when we can push the boundaries and do the extraordinary.

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Engineering Through Science

This is the fundamental philosophy for DMS.
Through the use of science, society has made great strides and advancements. Likewise, engineering can improve significantly through applying scientific principles: quantify reality; open collaboration; advance the industry; and serve the needs of society.  The principles of science offer the tools to keep that march consistent with every day greater than the last.


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Nick the Naval Architect

I started DMS because I believe a naval architect should care about more than earning revenue from the next contract.  My first concern is always making a better ship.  Whether that means more efficient, faster, easier to operate . . . every ship should be on a perpetual quest of improvement.