The 2013 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union kicks off today in San Francisco. To mark the start of the conference and help usher in the holiday spirit of giving, Marinexplore is hosting an ocean trivia contest on Twitter.
Throughout the week we’ll be posting trivia questions to our Twitter account (@marinexplore). The first person to visit the Marinexplore booth at AGU (#1227) and correctly answer the trivia question will receive a free Marinexplore t-shirt. In addition, all correct answers on Twitter will be entered for a chance to win a hardcover copy of John Weller‘s The Last Ocean: Antarctica’s Ross Sea Project: Saving the Most Pristine Ecosystem on Earth.
How to Participate
- Follow @marinexplore on Twitter and be on the lookout for trivia questions.
- When a question is posted, tweet your answer. The answer must begin with “#AGU13 @marinexplore” to be considered for the final drawing.
- Answers for each question will be considered until the official answer is posted to our Twitter account.
- Answering a trivia question correctly will grant the answerer one entry into the final drawing. Participants may receive multiple entries by answering multiple questions correctly.
- A winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries on Friday, December 13th and notified via Twitter.
Our first question will be posted in a few hours, so be sure to follow @marinexplore on Twitter if you aren’t doing so already. Good luck!
Over 22,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, and students will gather at the Moscone Center in San Francisco next week for the American Geophysical Union’s annual Fall Meeting… and Marinexplore will be there too!
We invite you to stop by booth #1227 throughout the week for a chat with Senior Data Manager John Graybeal and Ocean Data Engineer Dr. Roberto De Almeida. They’ll be happy to discuss Marinexplore’s vision of the future of ocean data, demonstrate the Marinexplore.org open data platform, and answer any questions you might have.
If you’d prefer to schedule a specific time to discuss how our private data platform can improve your organization’s data management workflow, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll contact you directly.
See you next week in San Francisco!
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