We are public research laboratory running world class supercomputers. One of our project, Ocean, is a software we developed to manage these supercomputers. It is a kind of operating system for them.
Ocean is a big collaboration between team members. Ocean content is made of proposal from these members. It is a big structured entity made from various smaller contributions. All pieces are thoroughly tested and bundled into one unique project. Small pieces make a big project.
We would like a simple logo that could be easily recognized. I like the idea of several smaller pieces making the whole ocean. I like wave, circle, like small blocks assembling together to make an ocean (avoid a 3D ring). Having a digital feel on the logo is a good thing, maybe using bricks and modern or flat design.
Having an animal, as a kind of mascot, on the logo is also an interesting idea. Whale tail or dolphin are difficult to use to get a nice logo. Octopus, squid or coral are usually better. The key here is to mix the concept multiple pieces fitting together and the animal. These animals have multiple arms or branches that could be used to represent this.
Letters for "ocean" should all have the same height.
No sunset please.
I'm open to new suggestions, you do not have necessary to comply to all these guidelines but do not ignore all of them either :)
(Read details below before sending a proposal, thanks :)