Spray Glider Completes Shallow Operations

A Bluefin Spray Glider recently completed a two-month deployment conducted by the Glider Research and Operations Center (GROC) at FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI), USA. The operations took place at Pully Ridge near the West Florida Shelf in approximately 60 metres water depth. It performed 3,200 dives over 100 kilometres distance over a period of two months. The Spray's payload included conductivity, temperature and depth equipment and optical scattering and chlorophyll sensors.     Fraser Dalgleish, Ph.D., Director of the Ocean Visibility and Optics Lab at HBOI said that the next survey will be in waters close to a... (read more)
2011-12-21 11:28:04

Hydroid: From Shallow to Deep

AUVs for Marine Exploration and Survey
Being detached from a vessel increases the range for surveying, making it possible to access deeper and more difficult areas of the sea and oceans. Hydroid LLC develops and manufactures Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), building on research and practical use of its REMUS range. As the need for information and surveillance continues to increase, so does the demand for technology that constantly collects data and monitors change in our environment. This has spurred a growing industry in unmanned underwater, air and ground systems capable of continuous collection of data to help people better understand their surroundings and make informed decisions.... (read more)
2007-09-04 12:00:00

FarSounder On-water Demos

FarSounder will be offering on-water demonstrations to interested parties on 3 April 2014 departing from Jamestown, RI, USA. On board of the R/V Cap'n Bert demonstrations of FarSounder’s 3D, forward looking, real-time navigation sonar will take place to show the sonar's navigational and obstacle avoidance capabilities in deep and shallow water. Engineering staff will be available to discuss both navigation and other applications for these sonar systems. Contact FarSounder to reserve a slot as space is limited. Demonstrations will be held throughout the day, departing at various times. (read more)
2014-02-25 04:35:37

Deep-water Coral Reefs

Acoustic recognition and geological setting
Cold water coral reefs, notably the stone coral Lophelia pertusa, have been found extensively in deep Arctic waters such as the Norwegian Sea. The use of multibeam echosounding, together with advanced visualisation and analysis tools, has been a key to many spectacular discoveries. The world's largest cold water coral reef - the Røst Reef - was mapped in detail in October 2002. Located in the dramatic setting of a large submarine slide, this provides an excellent example of how catastrophic geological processes can create special marine habitats. Another major reef complex - the Sula Reef - demonstrates how mounds select... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Geovation Water Challenge Launches

Ordnance Survey’s ninth Geovation® Challenge launched on 1 December 2015, and sees Britain’s mapping agency offering development funding and places on its Geovation programme for ideas that can improve the relationship with water. Individuals, start-ups and existing businesses and organisations are invited to submit their innovative ideas on how to improve the way we use and manage water by 27 January 2016. Ideas identified as possibly having the highest impact will be invited to a Geovation Weekend Camp from 4-6 March 2016, where the innovators will be asked to work on transforming their idea into a prototype venture. Those selected... (read more)
2015-12-03 11:14:25

CodaOctopus On the Water

During Ocean Business 2009, CodaOctopus Products will be present on the water, in the exhibition hall and in the classroom at this month's Ocean Business event at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK). The Coda Echoscope will be demonstrated every day in its role as the primary element of the Echoscope-UIS (Underwater Inspection System).   An extensive daily programme will run on board RV Wessex Explorer on the water adjacent to the NOC and advance bookings are now being taken. The schedule of free demonstrations and informative sessions in the classroom is detailed  below, along with information about how to... (read more)
2009-03-04 02:06:07

Deep-water Research Centre

Schlumberger has signed a joint cooperation agreement with the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) to build an international research centre on the university's campus. The agreement marks the first research and geosciences center to be located at UFRJ Technology Park. The partners will focus on research and development activities in the deep-water pre-salt environment.     The emphasis will be placed on the development of geosciences software for the exploration and production sector; new technologies to meet reservoir challenges in pre-salt environments; and the creation of a geophysical processing and interpretation Center of Excellence covering time-lapse seismic and... (read more)
2009-09-21 12:59:25

On-water MCS Demonstrations

EdgeTech is to conduct on-water demonstrations of the new Littoral Mine Countermeasure Sonar (LMCS) in Boca Raton, Florida from 18th to 22nd July. This event is focused on the military community and will highlight the latest EdgeTech LMCS solution.     The system includes a unique suite of integrated vehicle, sonar and software technology which provides high speed, high resolution and long range underwater imaging. For more information please contact Rick Babicz at babicz@edgetech.com or +1 5083569741. Confirming reservations are required.   (read more)
2011-05-11 11:20:12

Water Information Concept Study

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC, USA) has completed a Water Information Concept Development Study of the application of OGC Web Services standards in the domain of water information, specifically to investigate architectures and practices for cataloguing, discovering, and accessing selected water resources data from very large numbers of distributed datasets.   David Maidment, director, Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin and leader of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI) project on Hydrologic Information Systems said, "The Concept Development Study was very useful to the CUAHSI team to set our work... (read more)
2011-08-02 10:59:05

Water Framework Directive

OSIL is offering equipment packages especially for the purpose of coastal survey and monitoring work associated with the Water Framework Directive. Each package includes a Guildline MiniBAT sensor platform and a selection of key sensors for coastal sampling. The MiniBAT forms the core of the package and is perfectly designed for coastal sampling work, allowing undulating, constant, or fixed depth off-the-bottom profiles to be collected in depths of up to 60 metres and at speeds of 2-10 knots. In addition, the MiniBAT is lightweight and compact, enabling deployment from small survey vessels. The OSIL coastal monitoring package includes a choice... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00
Search Filter