Simplifying Oceanographic Data Interpretation

Oceanographic instruments measuring currents and other aspects of ocean behaviour collect vast amounts of data. Processing and interpreting these data volumes has traditionally been the preserve of highly specialised scientists working with their own custom-built programmes. Now the field is opening up to a wider range of users with the advent of unique software designed to simplify data interpretation. The software, known as Ocean Contour, is the product of extensive consultations with members of the oceanographic community in an effort to meet their needs in a fast-changing technological environment. Expanding on-board data storage capacity and longer battery life mean instruments... (read more)
2016-11-08 02:06:48

Energy for Oceanographic Mapping

Oceanographers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are installing a new alternative energy device along the arctic coast of Alaska. After two years of design and development, the device will provide power to scientific instruments in remote areas, where sources of electricity are often scarce. The device, called a remote power module, is equipped with four wind turbines, a solar array and a backup generator. The wind and solar energy provide five days' worth of battery charge. If the batteries get low, the module recharges using a biodiesel generator.Scientists will install the module in Barrow this month and test it... (read more)
2010-07-30 03:00:47

Submarine Oceanographic System Development

Chelsea Technologies Group is to develop and supply the oceanographic sensor system for HMS <i>Audacious</i>, the fourth Royal Navy Astute class submarine. The oceanographic sensors are designed to provide improved situational awareness and enhanced knowledge of the ocean environment. The robust, high-precision sensors incorporate novel built in test technologies to extend calibration intervals and decrease maintenance costs. The system combines the outboard oceanographic sensors with the expendable bathythermograph system and acoustic modelling tools to provide an integrated environmental suite. The system, together with a shore-based facility, will be delivered in 2010. Industry collaborators include Ultra Electronics and Lockheed Martin.Chelsea's facility... (read more)
2010-03-25 10:25:58

Turbine for Oceanographic Sensors

Hydrovolts Inc. and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for development of hydrokinetic technology to provide renewable power for remote ocean sensors. Hydrovolts, based in Seattle, is an early-stage company with hydropower technology. Use of this technology will bring considerable savings on battery changes.     Hydrovolts will license its Flipwing hydrokinetic turbine technology to WHOI and provide design and programming assistance. WHOI engineers will develop applications for the turbine to generate renewable energy from ocean currents that will trickle-charge battery packs for WHOI sensors in the ocean.   Ocean data sensors are... (read more)
2009-10-13 01:54:25

The Naval Oceanographic Office

Global operational oceanography
The Naval Oceanographic Office is proud of the role that it plays within the international hydrographic community. It traces its roots to hydrographic origins: the Depot of Charts and Instruments that was founded in 1830. The Depot evolved through time and, in 1962, the Hydrographic Office was renamed the Naval Oceanographic Office. An article by LCDR Brian Connon, USN, earlier this year proclaimed, ‘U.S. Navy Hydrography is Back’. A natural question might well be, ‘What were you doing while you were gone?’ Given the nature of this special edition, the present article will describe what we were doing while you... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

New Nova Scotia Office for AML

AML Oceanographic has opened a new office in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Situated at 800A Windmill Road, Unit 6C in Dartmouth, the new office will be staffed by recent additions to the AML team: Mark Smith, Darrell Groom, and Murray Eisan. Their extensive backgrounds in the ocean technology industry bring practical experience to AML and its customers. In addition to providing customers extended access to AML service and support, their focus will be on the technical development and production of sensor platforms and instrumentation. Founded in 1974 in British Columbia, Canada, AML is a leading manufacturer of instrumentation and sensors for... (read more)
2016-06-07 08:28:55

AML Delivers First Cabled UV to U.S.G.S.

AML Oceanographic, Canada, marked the release of its Cabled UV Biofouling Control product with a shipment to the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Sciences Center, Massachusetts, USA. The September 2014 product release came six months after the debut of UV•Xchange, capable of utilising UV light as a method to control biofouling on instrumentation. Cabled UV provides the technology of UV•Xchange in a format compatible with almost any device and is capable of accommodating the individual requirements of each deployment. The U.S.G.S. Center in Woods Hole plans to test Cabled UV on its LISST instruments, while the product also... (read more)
2014-11-10 11:07:04

AML Finalist for Innovative Excellence Award

AML Oceanographic, Canada, has been named as a finalist for Innovative Excellence by the judges of the VIATeC Technology Awards. The category seeks to recognise the company that has best embodied the progressive nature of the technology sector by designing and producing a revolutionary product. VIATeC has taken notice of AML this year for its development of UV•Xchange, a biofouling control product unlike any currently on the market. UV•Xchange prevents fouling by bathing critical surfaces in ultraviolet light, keeping the desired area clean and sensor data accurate. Unlike other existing methods of biofouling control, UV•Xchange inhibits marine growth without any... (read more)
2014-05-14 08:07:39

SevenCs AML 3.0 Draft Portrayal Integration

The November 2014 releases of ENC Designer and SeeMyENC support the latest draft AML Portrayal Specification that was made available by UKHO. The screen dumps show two examples how AML 3 data is presented in SevenCs free viewer SeeMyENC observing the new portrayal rules. In August 2014 UKHO approached producers of AML production or exploitation software and provided them with the new Draft Portrayal Specification for the presentation of AML 3.0 data. The industry was invited to incorporate this specification into viewing tools. SevenCs can confirm the technical feasibility of the specification and able to provide tools that can be... (read more)
2014-11-27 10:18:19

AML Product Editor for CARIS Products

CARIS has released Additional Military Layer (AML) Product Editor, the latest addition to the CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) product suite. The release of AML Product Editor expands upon the existing HPD product suite, which already includes the HPD Source Editor, S-57 ENC Product Editor and Paper Chart Editor. The HPD product suite is a seamless enterprise solution with unique database-driven functionality that takes hydrographic data management and production to the next level in collaboration and efficiency. Source data and products are integrated into one database, meaning changes to the source data need only be performed once, and updated features... (read more)
2006-05-10 12:00:00
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