All American Marine Wins NOAA Research Vessel Contract

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded All American Marine (AAM) a contract to construct a 50ft aluminium research catamaran for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The twin-engine Teknicraft Design vessel will be constructed by AAM to USCG Subchapter T standards. The vessel will carry up to 18 personnel on board on a near-coastal route. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) includes 3,188 square miles of marine waters off the rugged Olympic Peninsula coastline. The sanctuary extends 25 to 50 miles seaward, covering much of the continental shelf and several major submarine canyons.  The semi-displacement catamaran hull for... (read more)
2020-08-04 08:36:34

Beagle Gulf Hydrographic Survey in Full Swing

Precision Hydrographic Services (PHS) has recently been contracted by the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) to undertake a hydrographic survey in Beagle Gulf, located in the Northern Territory of Australia, to determine the local bathymetry for navigational purposes. The hydrographic survey is taking place between the beginning of July 2020 and the end of August 2020, with two survey vessels, the Limitless and PHS Zephyr, both displaying flags (India over Romeo – conducting survey operations) while undertaking survey. The survey will be measuring oceanographic parameters including currents, tides and wave height in the immediate area, with oceanographic measurements recorded by utilizing... (read more)
2020-07-28 08:57:09

AutoNaut USV Maps North Sea Soundscape during Lockdown

AutoNaut has played a vital role in enabling the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) to seize upon the quiet of lockdown to map the underwater soundscape of the Belgian section of the North Sea. Using its near silent AutoNaut USV research vessel Adhemar, VLIZ has been able to record current noise levels, which it will compare with the marine soundscape once normal sea traffic and marine activities recommence. This will help to determine the impact of man-made noise on natural sea life and the marine environment, building a picture of the marine soundscape in conditions that may never again be possible. Following... (read more)
2020-07-13 09:28:43

IHO Celebrates World Hydrography Day 2020

The focus of this year’s World Hydrography Day is the key role that hydrography can play in supporting autonomous technologies. This includes aerial, surface and underwater survey drones as well as autonomous ships. World Hydrography Day is an opportunity for the IHO and its 93 Member States to reaffirm their commitment to raising awareness of the importance of hydrography, and to continue to coordinate their activities. Autonomous technologies are nothing new: mariners have been using systems such as autopilots for decades. More recently, unmanned vessels such as wave gliders have helped make advances in ocean sciences. We are however witnessing increasing levels of... (read more)
2020-06-19 03:13:37

Dutch Flood Defence, the Natural Way

When the Dutch government and research institutions wanted to monitor how waves and currents would affect the pioneering use of artificial sand banks to protect a levee in a non-tidal freshwater system, Nortek was selected to supply key measuring instruments and set up the data telemetry system. The Houtribdijk is a 25km-long levee, or dike, separating two large artificial lakes, the IJsselmeer and the Markermeer. The lakes and accompanying levees protect the Netherlands from the forces of the North Sea’s extreme weather events, and from flooding from inland freshwater river systems. After years of exposure to the elements, the Houtribdijk... (read more)
2020-05-07 03:17:31

MOSAiC Aerial Survey Campaigns Temporarily Suspended Because of Coronavirus

Polarstern Crew Continues to be Unaffected by the Corona Pandemic
The Norwegian government recently announced comprehensive measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, effective immediately. As a result, all travellers to Norway from non-Nordic countries who do not have a residence permit will most likely have to immediately leave the country again or be placed in quarantine for 14 days. In response, and due to the highly dynamic development of the coronavirus pandemic, the MOSAiC project management has decided to temporarily suspend the aerial survey campaigns planned for this spring and based in the Svalbard archipelago, which is under Norwegian administration. There are currently three icebreakers underway in the Central... (read more)
2020-03-18 04:56:49

Sonardyne Instruments to Support Pioneering Tsunami Research

High-accuracy, long-endurance underwater instrumentation from Sonardyne Inc. is set to play a major role in helping scientists across the US better understand and possibly predict earthquake and tsunami risk at a far greater scale than has been possible before. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, through a US$5.5 million grant from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), is procuring equipment to be used by the broader scientific community to study seafloor deformation. Comprising more than 50 Sonardyne Fetch subsea sensor logging nodes, this major new equipment pool will also include Sonardyne’s advanced acoustic positioning modules fitted to three Liquid Robotics Wave Gliders.... (read more)
2020-03-10 04:11:03

Oceanology International 2020 Will Run As Scheduled

"We are following the protocols set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the various relevant local governmental bodies, but it’s a rapidly changing situation. Of course, if the WHO and local/national UK authorities’ advice changes, globally, nationally or locally, our position will change", the organizers of Oceanology International 2020 in London say. The health and safety of the exhibitors, visitors and staff are the organizer's number one priority. "We are working closely with the venue to put measures in place that currently include public health messaging that is displayed and shared before and during the event, strengthened hygiene and sanitization, and the... (read more)
2020-03-03 09:14:31

This is Why You Should Visit Oceanology International 2020

There are many reasons why you should visit OI2020. Discover the latest technologies and innovations in acoustics, autonomous and unmanned vessels, bathymetry, cameras, robotics, sensors, navigation, positioning & instrumentation and more. Explore live on-water demonstrations and vessels throughout the event. Expand your Blue Tech and Ocean knowledge through strategic conferences: Technical Sessions, Ocean Futures Forum and Catch the Next Wave. Reach the right contacts through our improved networking tools such as one-to-one meetings: pre-arranged meetings with key contacts before the event. We are also expanding our calendar of OceanSocial events to allow even more face-to-face interaction during the event. This and much... (read more)
2020-02-26 11:07:27

Hydro International's Editorial Team to Produce 'Show Daily' at Oceanology International 2020

Registration is still open for Oceanology International 2020 (17–19 March 2020), marking the 50th anniversary of the world’s best known and most celebrated ocean technology exhibition and conference. Organizers Reed Exhibitions predict that OI2020 will be the largest edition in the expo’s 50-year history, with over 500 companies exhibiting to more than 8,000 buyers and influencers across more than 17,000m2 of indoor exhibition space in ExCeL London. Visitors can register for exhibition tickets via the OI2020 website.  Hydro International's editorial team will be producing the Show Daily, a printed newsletter distributed daily on the exhibition floor. Do you have any suggestions, questions or news... (read more)
2019-12-19 04:14:00
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