SNS Future in Review Names OneOcean a FiRe 2012 FiReStarter

Friday Harbor, Washington, UNITED STATES

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA--(Marketwire - Apr 5, 2012) - Strategic News Service is proud to announce that OneOcean has been selected as a 2012 FiReStarter company to be featured at its 10th annual Future in Review (FiRe) technology conference. FiReStarter companies are selected based on their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased during the conference both at an exclusive investor reception and in panels throughout the event.

OneOcean Corp., based in Seattle, is the world leader in cloud storage and data management for marine geographic information systems. OneOcean has developed a unique Internet software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for collecting, storing, accessing, and analyzing complex oceanic and geophysical data. Founded by experts from the Internet, geospatial, and ocean survey industries, the company is revolutionizing the use and utility of marine data to help government, industry, scientists, and policymakers better understand the Ocean with proprietary technology that paves the way for marine spatial planning, or "intelligent zoning," by providing a baseline dataset and operational platform to sustainably manage the Ocean.

"We're honored to be invited to participate in this year's FiRe Conference as a FiReStarter company," said Don Pickering, CEO of OneOcean. "This opportunity couldn't have come at a better time -- for our company or for the Ocean. The technology we're implementing to bring efficiency to the management of marine data is critically linked to the ultimate survival of the Ocean and of mankind itself. This exposure to the leaders and visionaries involved with FiRe, and the potential for new ideas to emerge during the conference that leverage the OneOcean platform, is invaluable to helping us achieve our mission."

Future in Review is an annual gathering of world-class thought leaders in technology and economics. FiRe attendees convene each year with the goals of providing the best look forward in technology and economics, and in using technology to solve major world problems. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe's collaboration across disparate industries and through active support by the FiRe community. Now in its tenth year, Future in Review 2012 will take place May 22-25 at the beautiful Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California.

"For several years, we have been extending our conversations on Ocean Health, but always lacking the technical platform we (and the world's research community) need to properly frame the overwhelming amount of information we've gathered to date. With OneOcean's contribution, we'll have that platform. We're extremely excited to have them with us this year as a FiReStarter Company," said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and SNS CEO.

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Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first paid online news service. Since its inception, SNS has proven the most accurate predictive newsletter covering the computer and telecom industries. Its subscribers include top managers at technology companies across the globe, including Microsoft, Dell, HP, Cisco, Intel, Sun, Google, Telstra, Orange, and others.

SNS has been operating the annual FiRe Conference for nine years. The Economist calls FiRe "the best technology conference in the world." FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, producing an accurate portrait of the future, and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2012 will take place May 22-25, 2012 at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. For more information go to

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