Tom Tripp is the owner of OceanLines LLC, and the publisher of OceanLines and Marine Science Today. He is an award-winning marine journalist, science writer and long-time public communications specialist. His writing has appeared in a wide array of publications; from Microsoft’s Encarta encyclopedia to the Mad Mariner daily boating news website, with many print magazines, newspapers and other publications in between.
Tom started OceanLines LLC as his marine writing business in late 2006 and began publishing the online passagemaking news magazine OceanLines in late 2007. The publication began to grow dramatically in 2008 and as of this writing it is reaching nearly 12,000 unique monthly visitors who peruse more than 50,000 pages of content devoted to the boats, voyages, technology, people and destinations of the passagemaking world. OceanLines consistently breaks news about new boats and technology long before the print magazines can publish, and visitors flock to the site to see never-before-released photos of the newest boats in the industry. OceanLines also often discovers new products and boats in development and its readers are the first to find out.
Tom also publishes a second online magazine, Marine Science Today, which brings the latest news about our oceans and all the life that depends upon them to a popular audience. The publication officially launched on January 2, 2009 and features original reporting and guest articles from researchers, students, scientists and staff writers all over the world. Scientists discover new reasons nearly every day why we need to understand more about the vast marine world, not least of which is the central role the oceans play in controlling our environment. So many of today’s popular headlines come from science originally conducted in the marine world. You will read about it first in Marine Science Today.
No matter where Tom is, he won’t be far from either his keyboard or the ocean. He’s been at sea aboard everything from a 17-foot homemade wooden fishing boat to a 1,000-foot-long, 96,000 ton nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and the truth is, he’d rather be at sea than ashore. Thankfully, wireless internet connections of all kinds continue to improve so he can write and file stories and manage the businesses from almost anywhere these days. And that’s where you’re most likely to find him — anywhere, as long as it’s on the water.