Opening and Open House of Maritime Knowledge Centre

Seafoundation will open its Maritime Knowledge Centre for sub-sea and sub-ocean studies Seabase in Kamperland (The Netherlands). Seabase is independent and is founded after the Annual Programme of National Park Oosterschelde appeared to ignore water-aspects of nature monitoring. Activities of the organisation are sea survey (with own vessels and laboratory), education and the management of the reception hall. Sea Knowledge combines hydrography, maritime biology, oceanography, construction and aquatic ecotechnology. The opening of the centre is accompanied by a survey with the vessel Sezanne on the Grevelingen. On 6th January 2007 from 13.00, during an open house of the institute, the... (read more)
2006-12-08 12:00:00

Turbulence Investigation Commences in China

As awareness of the role that turbulence microstructure plays in the transfer of mass, momentum, salt and other water properties from large to small scales dissipation by molecular process, and with the aim of improving understanding of interactions with biology as well as its major role within the global climate change, scientists in China have become increasingly interested in measuring ocean turbulence microstructures. Prof. Tian from the Ocean University of China began his research project last year and has since finished his first measurements in the western Pacific using a free fall microstructure profiler, TurboMAP, produced by Alec electronics. Co.,... (read more)
2004-03-17 12:00:00

New Polar Research Ship to be Built in UK

The UK Marine Industries Alliance has welcomed the government’s announcement that the preferred bidder to build a GBP200 million polar research ship is a UK company. The successful bidder, Cammell Laird from Birkenhead, emerged from a strong international competition. The new polar research ship, which will operate in both Antarctica and the Arctic, will be able to endure up to 60 days in sea-ice to enable scientists to gather more observations and data. The ship will be the first British-built polar research vessel with a heli-deck to open up new locations for science and will be one of the most... (read more)
2015-10-15 01:32:12

M.K. Services Appoints Dziga Walker

M. K. Services has appointed Dziga Walker (Ziggy) its team in Marine Sales. With over 8 years experience within the marine sector, Ziggy has worked both as a physical oceanographer within The Open University and The University of Plymouth, and as a consultant field oceanographer for the British Antarctic Survey. He has a degree in Ocean Science and is completing a PhD in Antarctic physical oceanography and climate. More recently he has published in a world-renowned earth science journal. M.K. Services has been providing underwater oceanographic, survey and inspection equipment to commercial, research and military customers for over twenty-five years.... (read more)
2007-05-24 08:53:13

Liz Corbin Leads MTS Board

Elizabeth "Liz" Corbin assumed leadership of the Marine Technology Society (MTS) on 1st January 2009. Corbin, manager of the Science and Technology Branch of the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), took over the position from Bruce C. Gilman, P.E., interim CEO of Deep Marine Technology.   Corbin has been with DBEDT for over 25 years. Before joining DBEDT, she spent 10 years in various research and administrative support positions at the University's Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. She was president of the Hawaii Academy of Science from 1987-1988. For many years, she was the secretary and meeting... (read more)
2009-01-12 09:16:10

LOPC Order from Dalhousie University

ODIM Brooke Ocean has received an order for the delivery of an ODIM LOPC to the Biology Department of Dalhousie University. The ODIM LOPC will be used by Dr. Tamara Romanuk for measuring detailed size and shape outlines of zooplankton thereby allowing for the compositional structure of communities to be determined. It will be used for both preserved and live plankton samples.   The resolution was specified to be 40 microns with an average operating profile of 100 microns up to ~5mm (or lower resolution). The ODIM LOPC being delivered will function in a laboratory environment for use with a... (read more)
2009-12-10 09:46:57

Stanley Harvey Appointed as US Navy Deputy Hydrographer

Stanley B. Harvey has assumed responsibilities as the deputy Hydrographer of the Navy on the Commander Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC) staff. Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, the command’s leader, is designated as Hydrographer of the Navy. Harvey, the command’s former assistant chief of staff for strategic plans and policy, has an extensive background in hydrographic survey programmes, ocean policy and international partnerships and agreements. In his new position he will represent the U.S. Navy’s hydrographic interests by promoting international partnerships and conducting liaison with the International Hydrographic Board and directors of numerous hydrographic offices. A native of Port Gibson,... (read more)
2016-09-15 09:07:33

SERPENT Competition

Kongsberg Maritime is extending support for the SERPENT project by sponsoring alongside BP an underwater image and video competition. Entries are invited in five categories, with the aim of showcasing the best biological and technical images taken in the deep sea. The SERPENT (Scientific and Environmental ROV Partnership using Existing iNdustrial Technology) project was founded by Dr Ian Hudson of the DeepSeas Group, George Decon Division of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS), and oil & gas partners. The project unites research establishments and oil and technology companies in a bid to increase our knowledge of the sea by utilising... (read more)
2005-12-09 12:00:00

Water Quality Data Buoy Order

AXYS wil supply of two WatchMate data collection buoys to the University of Southern California. The solar and battery powered WatchMate's are each configured with two WETLabs Water Quality Monitors, all-in-one instruments that measure salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll and turbidity.   The buoys will provide USC's public health and water quality officials in Southern California with a better picture of water quality along the Pacific Coast. The project is led by Burt Jones, a research associate professor in the USC Marine Environmental Biology program, and it covers much of the shoreline of Los Angeles and Orange counties. Jones' team... (read more)
2008-10-29 01:28:18

NOC's New Science and Technology Director Takes up Post

Professor Angela Hatton has begun her new role as Director of Science and Technology at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). She was previously Director of Research at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and had also held research positions at SAMS and the University of East Anglia where she achieved two Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Fellowships and obtained her PhD. Angela is a microbial biogeochemist with interests in the role microorganisms play in the production and removal of environmentally significant trace gases. Angela has participated in numerous seagoing research expeditions as part of international scientific programmes including OMEX,... (read more)
2016-12-01 02:29:21
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