As you might have seen, I’m a developer working some strange places, but I’m having fun doing it.

I work for the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, developing a new event logging system for their research vessels.

One of the parts of the system is gathering data from all of the onboard systems. The systems broadcast their data as NMEA messages via UDP, and the system is reading the messages and rendering them as human readable information.

At the image above you’re seeing two different vessels in two different places at sea. This is part of the system is for the technical staff. Below is an example of what the regular user uses.

The two images are from different surveys and different vessels.

All of this we’re developing into a Node.js app using Meteor and React.

I’m having a fun job 🙂