Conference on New Oceanographic Survey Vessels

Sailing Back from Mars
I was amazed to learn that the topography of planet Mars is better known than the topography of our own seabed. This fact was echoed by Admiral Bruno Frachon, the chief of the French naval hydrographic office, SHOM, at the recent OSV 2016 conference in London this June organised by Defence IQ. But that is not the principal reason navies are investing anew in fleets of hydrographic and oceanographic survey vessels to help build a better picture of the vast breadths and depths of our oceans. By Yousuf Malik, Defence IQ, UK If only there had been a few operational... (read more)
2016-07-07 01:42:09

ADCPs and CTDs for Oceanographic Research

Teledyne RD Instruments, USA, has announced the official opening of its 2015 Academic Product Grant. The global academic oceanographic community can have the opportunity to utilise these products free of charge for up to a 6-month deployment. Members of academic institutions worldwide are encouraged to submit applications detailing their proposed utilisation of Teledyne RDI’s Sentinel V ADCP, Citadel CTD, or a combination of the two technologies to enhance their oceanographic research. Full grant detail and an online application form are available online and applications are due by 1 June 2015; awardees will be announced on 15 June 2015. (read more)
2015-04-02 09:22:31

Swale Oceanographic Represents French Company RTsys

Swale Oceanographic has recently completed an agreement to represent RTsys, a French manufacturer of ambient acoustic noise monitoring instruments for marine mammals, seismic, shipping and construction applications. RTsys was established just 4 years ago, but with the backing and resources of a larger company of 30 years' standing in the marine field, it has utilised its leading-edge technology to become a major participant in the field of passive acoustic monitoring. Key features that set the company apart include excellent signal-to-noise ratio, 24-bit sampling resolution, multiple hydrophone channels and swap-out data storage. In addition, depth rating up to 4,000m, a dynamic... (read more)
2015-03-13 10:17:10

Oceanographic Vessel Rescues Pleasure Craft on Fire

On Monday 1st August 2011, at 8.40am, the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) oceanographic vessel Alliance came to the rescue of an 18m pleasure craft in Italian international waters, near the port of Savona in the Ligurian Sea. The bridge watchkeepers noticed a motor yacht on fire at about 5 miles distance. The NURC crew promptly raised the alarm with the Italian Coastguard and launched a Delta Fast Rescue Boat. Six people were saved uninjured, but visibly shocked: an Italian family of five and an Ecuadorian woman.     At the same time of arrival as the Italian Coastguard vessels,... (read more)
2011-08-03 11:07:30

Oceanographic and Deepwater Contract For ODIM

A NOK44 million contract to deliver a complete handling system for an oceanographic research vessel, including the ODIM CTCU deepwater technology, has been awarded to ODIM. This order has been placed by China’s Wuchang Shipyard, with the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS) as the ultimate user. Delivery is scheduled for December 2010. In addition to the ODIM Compact CTCU cable traction control unit, with a lifting capacity of 20 tonnes, the delivery embraces deck equipment, overboard systems and associated control systems.   The company has more than 20 years of experience as a supplier of complete deck... (read more)
2009-12-03 11:23:13

Oceanographic Atlas of the Black Sea

The State Hydrographic Service of Ukraine has issued an Oceanographic Atlas of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, aimed at improving informational support for marine economic activities and scientific research in this region.     The Atlas is bilingual (all legends and explanatory notes are in English and Ukrainian). Since the atlas contains complex scientific information on the environmental conditions and main peculiarities of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, it is expected that scientists, navigators and mariners will take a keen interest in the Atlas.    The atlas represents an important milestone in the decade-long... (read more)
2009-10-28 01:25:04

Miami Professor Honoured for Oceanographic Research

Andrew Bakun, professor of marine biology and fisheries at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, USA, is the 2013 recipient of the ‘Great Medal of Prince Albert The First'. The medal has been awarded by the Oceanographic Institute of the Foundation of Albert I, Prince of Monaco, in recognition of Bakun’s lifetime achievements in ocean research. Mr. Bakun has worked as a professional oceanographer for more than a half century, including 22 years at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and nine years (1983-1992) as director of the NOAA Pacific Marine Fisheries Environmental Laboratory... (read more)
2013-12-06 12:00:00

Meteorological and Oceanographic Monitoring System for ADOC

Unique System FZE, UAE, has engineered and supplied a monitoring system to provide the Abu Dhabi Oil Company (Japan) with meteorological and oceanographic data to assist operational decision-making. The system is to provide real-time data about weather parameters and sea conditions, which are measured and relayed to the Operations Centre on the nearby Mubarraz Island. These include wave height, wave direction, current strength, current direction, water depth, wind speed, wind direction, gusts, temperature, air pressure and visibility. The meteorological sensors are installed in a new mast which is bolted to the deck of the buoy. The mast is sufficiently high... (read more)
2013-11-22 12:00:00

NexSon Bathmetrymetric and Oceanographic Sensor Packages

OceanTools Ltd announce the launch of their NexSon Bathymetric & Oceanographic Sensor packages. The NexSon Bathy/OSP contains high accuracy conductivity, temperature, pressure and altitude measurement probes for precision depth, altitude, conductivity, density and velocity of sound measurements. Systems are available in depth ranges of 700m, 1200m, 2000m and 4000m. Data from the subsea Bathy/OSP units is displayed on a stand-alone surface control unit, a NexSon sonar control unit, or on a PC running the Bathy/OSP software. The surface unit also contains an optional integral digital barometric pressure measurement. A range of output data strings are available to ensure compatibility with... (read more)
2004-07-02 12:00:00

CTG Deliver Ferrybox Oceanographic Suite to Russia

Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) announce they will be delivering a Ferrybox Oceanographic monitoring system to the Polar Research Institue of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography PNIRO, Murmansk, Russia on completion of OI2004. The system was purchased via CTG’s representatives within Russia, Technopole. Mr. Evegueni Lakovlenkov, Head of Research Vessel Department at the PNIRO will be witnessing final tests at CTG premises this week. The Ferrybox system consists of a MiniTracka II turbidity sensor. Both these instruments are fitted with a flow through manifold specifically designed for ship installation, offering a safety pressure of 10 Bar. The use of the MiniPack CTD-F... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00
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