It started as an experiment and blossomed into a dream. Four years ago, Datawave Marine Science (DMS) emerged onto the internet as an obscure website that didn’t even show up on most search engines. It began with no ambitions other than learning about internet publishing. I learned by doing, diving into the world of website design and hosting. The website slowly matured as I added content and formed a vision of what DMS accomplishes.
One year ago, the website came up for renewal, and I asked myself why was I doing this? Why spend money on web hosting? And countless hours writing to the void of the internet? It took nearly a year of soul-searching and renovation to the site before I found my answer: Because boats are awesome! Marine design is unique from all other fields of engineering. We reconcile ancient tradition and modern science to daily achieve amazing results. That is something to get excited about, especially as an engineer that can appreciate all the hard work that goes into a ship, from first sketch to daily maintenance.
DMS became my outlet to share this joy of ship science, and to solve a gap I saw in the consulting industry. Every consultant I knew
published the same type of marketing content. All of it proclaimed their firm was the best. But none of the marketing provided any real knowledge or information. Nothing to actually help our clients. And I saw clients signing contracts with the wrong expectations for the consultant. By the time we sign a contract, it is too late to really change any expectations. The consulting relationship gets largely influenced by what happens before we start a contract for work.
I wanted to reach the marine industry in a meaningful way. Share real useful knowledge. And try to help people before they needed me to solve a problem. In that effort, Datawave Marine Science relaunched with a refocused purpose. To share knowledge and educate the marine industry. We go beyond resources to include useful articles that help translate the arcane science of naval architecture into useful tidbits for any mariner.
So take a look on your next coffee break. https://www.dmsonline.us I’m sure you will find something that you like. Maybe even share some of your own knowledge. Leave a comment. Or contact me to add your own articles. Knowledge is best shared with others. Datawave Marine Science is dedicated to the open sharing of valuable knowledge. Working together, everyone wins.