Scientific and Technical Communications, Web and Content Development


What we have created

NASA PACE web page


Site design, content development, administration, hosting

NASA SWOT web page


Site design, content development, administration

NASA Salinity web page

NASA Salinity

Site design, content development, administration, hosting


What we offer


Develop and deliver rich, engaging, responsive content. Data-driven websites, e-brochures


Working with scientists to tailor concepts and messages for different audiences


Audio/Video capture, editing


Domain, hosting services


Founder and President

Annette deCharon's academic background is in earth and ocean sciences (B.S. Geology, M.S. Oceanography). Early professional experience supported the use of space-borne technology to study Earth and other planets. For over 15 years she has focused on piloting and sustaining grant-funded educational products, software tools, and models for in-person and online interaction.
She has published many peer-reviewed articles including "Sharing the Importance of Ocean Salinity Beyond the Science Community" and "Concept Mapping Workshops: Helping Ocean Scientists Represent and Communicate Science."

Annette's NASA mission experience includes
  • Magellan - Venus radar mapper
  • Shuttle Imaging Radar-C - Earth remote sensing
  • Galileo - Jupiter orbiter
  • TOPEX/Poseidon - Ocean surface topography
  • Aquarius - Sea Surface Salinity from Space
  • PACE - Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem
  • SWOT - Surface Water and Ocean Topography
  • OSST - Ocean Salinity Science Team
Annette deCharon

Annette has earned numerous NASA group and individual awards, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for outstanding accomplishments in communication to scientists, educators, and the general public. This prestigious NASA medal is awarded to a Government employee for sustained performance that embodies multiple contributions which contribute to NASA projects, programs, or initiatives.


Lisa Taylor received a B.A. from Colby and an M.S. from Michigan Technological University, both in Geology, and has spent a number of years in consulting investigating hazardous waste sites. She currently manages several websites for the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) and is the webmaster for the NASA Aquarius Mission.

Lisa Taylor


Daren Casey received a B.S. in Engineering from Caltech and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California. At NASA JPL he worked in radar image processing, Space Shuttle and Mars mission design, planning, and operations, and led the Mission Engineering re-engineering team. Daren has over 30 years of experience in mission-critical software and database architecture, design, development, and operations. NASA mission experience includes SIR-B, SIR-C, Mars Global Surveyor, Earth Observing System.

Daren Casey


Christy Herren received a B.S. in Marine Sciences from the University of South Carolina Honors College, and a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences from the University of California Santa Barbara. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing, CA, before switching "career gears" to enter Ocean Sciences education and outreach. Her interests include helping scientists and educators communicate more effectively, and experimenting with new ways to increase pubic engagement with cutting-edge scientific knowledge.

Christy Herren


Carla Lauter attended the University of New Hampshire and received a B.S. in Marine and Freshwater Biology. Her Master's degree in Environmental Science is from Antioch University of New England. Her focus is designing, testing, and implementing software solutions to aid the communication of oceanic and environmental content by scientists.

Carla Lauter

ODYSEA Technical Capabilities

  • Content: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Spark
  • Web: Bootstrap, Responsive Web Design, JavaScript, jQuery, Perl, PHP, CSS
  • Content Management: WordPress, Joomla, custom
  • Database: Oracle, MySQL
  • Programming: Java, C/C++, FORTRAN
  • Mapping: Google Maps API, KML, Panoply, NetCDF, OPeNDAP, ArcGIS, Satellite Toolkit (STK)
  • Video: Adobe Premier, iMovie
  • Web hosting: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP), Perl, CGI
  • Other: OWL Web Ontology Language


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