Analysis of CZMIL and Coastal Mapping Technology

A current user of the Teledyne Optech CZMIL Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar will make a presentation , comparing various Lidar bathymeters during Shallow Survey 2015, to be held at Plymouth University, UK, from 14-18 September. The presentation ‘A look into the performance of bathymetric Lidar systems’ given by Chris Macon of the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) is scheduled at 10:15 on Wednesday, 16 September. JALBTCX spent the summer testing several types of bathymetric Lidar sensors and Mr. Macon will discuss their results. Depth up to 65m The Teledyne Optech booth M14 will have... (read more)
2015-09-10 08:25:59

Wetlands to Protect City from Coastal Flooding

A new, international collaborative project will investigate the potential of wetlands as a natural defence against rising sea levels. The project will specifically look at the potential of this technique in the Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the Pearl River Delta. These are ranked as the first and ninth cities in the world in terms of annual losses due to flooding. This project will be an international collaboration, bringing together expertise from research organisations in China and The Netherlands, as well as a UK component led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), which includes the University of Liverpool.... (read more)
2017-10-05 01:18:56

Proliferation SeaSonde Coastal Current-Mapping Radars

HF interference to improve coverage performance
For several decades while coastal HF current-mapping radars were under development, they radiated rarely and only for a few weeks at a time. Now 120 commercial SeaSonde units have been sold and seventy operate continuously in permanent locations. Their numbers are presently increasing at a rate of about 35 per year and they are used for a variety of maritime purposes. Although emitting only 50 watts of power they can map currents to 200km on the lower frequencies; these signals may also travel half way around the world, thanks to overhead reflecting ionospheric layers. After all, these same layers have... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

High-tech Coastal Mapping Ship Commissioned

NOAA has commissioned a coastal mapping vessel, NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler, during a special ceremony at NOAA’s Marine Operations Center-Atlantic in Norfolk, USA. The new ship’s primary mission will be to detect and monitor changes to the sea floor. Data collected by the ship will be used to update nautical charts, detect potential hazards to navigation, and enhance understanding of the ever-changing marine environment. Kathryn Sullivan, PhD, assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction says that with the growth in the size of commercial vessels and the importance of waterborne commerce to the economic security, there is... (read more)
2012-06-14 10:22:43

Aquaterra 2007 on Delta and Coastal Development

The congress and exhibition Aquaterra 2007 will feature case studies on managing risks and creating opportunities at all levels, from economic and financial issues to safety and planning matters. Aquaterra 2007 will feature keynote speeches and informative technical sessions. The event will take place from 7 to 9 February 2007 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition & Congress Centre. The international forum includes case studies on Shanghai, the Dutch Delta, Dubai, Singapore, the Dutch ‘Room for rivers’ project and the innovative California Bay Delta Project. The exhibition will showcase market leaders in the industry, including top dredging, construction and development firms,... (read more)
2006-11-29 12:00:00

Arctic Ocean, Coastal and Meteorological Data Shared

NOAA, Shell Exploration & Production, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil USA E&P Inc. have signed an agreement to improve collaboration on ocean, coastal and climate science for the Arctic. The agreement calls for sharing a number of scientific data sets for this largely frontier region, including weather and ocean observations, biological information, and sea ice and sea floor mapping studies.       This agreement provides a framework among the signatories to share high-quality data to enhance NOAA's ability to monitor climate change and provide useful products and services that inform responsible energy exploration activities in the region. Integrating these types of... (read more)
2011-08-29 10:55:05

Xylem Appoints UK Marine and Coastal Director

Water monitoring specialist Xylem Analytics UK has appointed David Goldsmith as director of Marine and Coastal Business. He will be responsible for bringing the YSI, SonTek and AADI brands together under the Xylem Analytics umbrella. David has extensive experience in marine technologies, having worked closely with AADI for many years in the oceanographic sector. He finds this is an exciting opportunity as each of these three brands is a major player in the oceanography market and the new division will therefore provide a broader capability to meet the marine monitoring requirements of Xylem’s customers. (read more)
2012-12-07 09:28:24

Teledyne Benthos Announces Coastal Acoustic Release Technology

Teledyne Benthos has announced the introduction of its coastal release technology. New products include the value-priced Releaseit Deck Unit and dunking transducer, as well as the R-500 Coastal Acoustic Release. The Releaseit Deck Unit enables basic communications and acoustic release functionality when used with any of Teledyne Benthos R-Series Acoustic releases deployed in shallow-water environments. Releaseit offers budget-conscious customers an attractive alternative topside unit that allows for highly-reliable basic coastal operations. When paired with the R500 Coastal Acoustic Release, the combined system delivers a lower-cost turn-key option for shallow-water applications in up to 500 metres water depth.   (read more)
2017-07-10 10:42:12
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