AUV for Florida Keys Community College

OceanServer Technology, USA, has received a contract from Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) for an Iver2 AUV equipped with an L-3 Klein 3500 Side-scan Sonar. This purchase will provide students and researchers with a modern AUV platform to further ongoing academic initiatives in marine biology, underwater archeology and marine science. The Iver2 AUV will also support studies in their worldclass Diving Business and Technology Programme and advanced underwater remote sensing projects.  Equipped with a high-resolution CT Sensor by NBOSI, an ADCP Current Profiler by Sontek, and L-3 Klein Side-scan Sonar, the Iver2 AUV will provide new technology for studying marine... (read more)
2012-07-19 09:03:08

The European Seafloor Observatory Network (ESONET)

ESONET proposes a network of sea floor observatories around the European Ocean Margin, from the Arctic Ocean to the Black Sea, for strategic long-term monitoring as part of the European GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security). The network will have capabilities in geophysics, geotechnics, chemistry, biochemistry, oceanography, biology and fisheries. Long-term data collection and alarm capability in the event of hazards (e.g. earthquakes) will be considered. Ten initial areas for ESONET development have already been identified, in addition to a mobile emergency response station. The submarine terrain around Europe, from the continental shelves to 4,000 m depth, is known... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

UNH Launches School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has announced the launch of its new School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering marking an integration of the university’s various marine-related research, teaching and outreach activities. The new school, the first interdisciplinary school at UNH, will provide graduate courses, certificates and degrees and will draw faculty from every college within the university. UNH President Mark W. Huddleston, who announced the new school, said that whether responding to an oil spill, mitigating the effects of climate change, or launching an aquaculture solution to declining fish stocks, the knowledge will transcend biology, chemistry, engineering, economics,... (read more)
2013-09-10 09:55:13

Rear Adm. David A. Score to Lead NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations

NOAA Rear Adm. David A. Score has assumed his new role as director of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker’s appointment of Score was approved by President Obama last month. As director, Score will be responsible for the agency’s fleet of research and survey ships and aircraft, as well as guiding the 321 uniformed officers of the NOAA Corps and approximately 1,000 civilian personnel assigned to OMAO. Secretary Pritzker said that Rear Adm. Score is a highly capable and proven leader who has shown consistent dedication to... (read more)
2014-01-30 09:11:20

Research Vessel Handover at Seawork

A search which began three years ago culminated in the handover of a new research vessel on the floating pontoon at Seawork 2009 in Southampton last week. The Aluminium Boatbuilding Company of nearby Hayling Island officially turned the 14m LOA, 6m beam catamaran RV Marisa over to Professor Stephen Holloway, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.   In 2006 the University of Liverpool began the search for a new coastal research vessel. The University has been carrying out marine biology and oceanographic research since 1881 and has operated research vessels of various types since 1885. However, the nature of the... (read more)
2009-06-26 12:00:00

Kongsberg Package for Norwegian Polar Research Icebreaker

The new-build RV Kronprins Haakon, the first Norwegian icebreaker built for polar research, and the first purpose-built polar research vessel since Roald Amundsen’s Maud launched in 1917, will start regular science cruises in 2017 with a complete hydroacoustic systems package from Kongsberg Maritime. Builder Fincantieri has selected a combined delivery of Kongsberg Maritime survey technology, including a wide range of Simrad scientific research systems for the Kronprins Haakon. Kongsberg Maritime will also supply an extensive K-Bridge system, to meet the complex navigation needs of this sophisticated new research vessel.    The building of Kronprins Haakon will start in June this... (read more)
2015-05-14 02:33:00

Increased Oil and Gas Activity Boosts Seaeye’s Order Book

With confidence returning to the offshore oil and gas market, Seaeye have enjoyed a significant increase in sales of ROVs to this industry resulting in one of their best starts to a new year. For January/February delivery, the company has orders for a Panther Plus and a Surveyor Plus for Fugro Survey. The Surveyor Plus will be the 32nd system of its type and is destined for their Egypt office. The 14th Seaeye Panther Plus is to be installed on McDermott’s DSV Tofig Ismailov on contract in the Caspian Sea for AIOC’s full field development phases 2 and 3. Work... (read more)
2005-01-28 12:00:00

MARID V to Take Place in North Wales

Marine and River Dune Dynamics Conference V (MARID V) is the fifth edition of the international conference series organised every four years and related to Marine and River Dune Dynamics. The next edition is to take place from 4-6 April 2016 in North Wales, UK. The precise location for the conference and field trip will be announced in 2015, as will a call for abstracts and a list of keynote speakers. Since its initiation, the conference has combined expertise from a variety of disciplines including geology, engineering, hydrography and biology, with results derived from observations, modelling and experiments. The conference... (read more)
2014-12-02 08:30:00

Proteus and TCarta Marine Offer Bathymetry from Shore to Continental Shelf

Proteus FZC, UAE, has teamed with TCarta Marine, USA, to offer complete bathymetric data sets from the shallow near-shore coastal zone out to the continental shelf. Depending on water conditions, the Proteus bathymetric data is accurate to depths of 35 metres in the near-shore area extending several kilometres from the coastline. TCarta Marine provides medium-resolution bathymetric data from the littoral zone out to the continental shelf, hundreds of kilometres offshore. Since 2011, Proteus has produced seafloor survey and seabed classification projects using multispectral satellite imagery. The product-generation technology can be carried out in a fraction of the time and cost... (read more)
2014-02-10 12:00:00

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
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