Personnel Additions Teledyne RD Instruments

Teledyne RD Instruments (MA, USA) made the following additions to Teledyne RDI's sales and marketing team: Marc Sherman has been appointed Teledyne RDI's new Navigation Business Unit Sales Manager. Marc holds an E.E. degree from Ohio State University and has 20 years of technical sales and marketing experience, most recently in the field of precision molded micro optics.  Having started his career in the field of sound and vibration, he has performed diagnostic testing aboard a variety of marine vessels for both the commercial and DOD markets.  Marc rounds out the Navigation sales team, which also includes Omer Poroy, Business Unit... (read more)
2007-12-03 12:00:00

Danish Navy Commits to Easytrak Duo

The Royal Navy of Denmark has ordered two Applied Acoustics’ Easytrak USBL underwater tracking systems for two different applications. The first for use in mine clearance operations in coastal waters and the second for deeper water oceanographic research. The requirements were outlined at the UDT conference in Hamburg in June 2006. At subsequent trials and demonstrations in the harbour at Esbjerg and at a military facility close to the city, AAE’s Portable unit was chosen. The deciding factor was Easytrak’s ability to provide accurate and stable tracking of divers in very shallow water, which is where the Navy’s diving team... (read more)
2007-01-08 09:14:20

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

Taiwan Boosts its Current Ocean Research With New Fleet

A new fleet of oceanographic research vessels is expected to be launched in the first half of 2020. This means a boost to Taiwan’s ocean current research and homeland security protection. The fleet will comprise four ships, three of which are to be delivered by early next year, including two 500-ton vessels and one 1,000-ton vessel. The new ships are domestically developed and manufactured through a collaboration between academia and industry, sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, reports CNA, the Central News Agency of Taiwan. Legend is Taiwan’s fifth-largest research vessel and was built by Triyards Marine Service, a Singaporean... (read more)
2019-09-02 12:34:47

FlowQuest Current Profiler Sales

The sale of LinkQuest's FlowQuest line of acoustic current profilers has grown rapidly since its introduction. An extensive line of models has been used for a large number of diverse applications worldwide. LinkQuest recently provided Columbia University with a FlowQuest 600 system with WaveQuest directional wave measurement option, bottom tracking option, and Data Fusion function interfacing to a third party sensor and a FlowQuest 300 system with bottom tracking option and Data Fusion function.   These systems, along with previously purchased FlowQuest 600 systems, will initially be used in current and wave studies in Indonesian Seas. All profilers are equipped... (read more)
2008-09-10 10:30:46

Proteus Represents Mapping in British Trade Delegation to Libya

Proteus, a UK provider of satellite-derived bathymetric mapping and seabed classification services, represented the mapping industry in a British trade delegation to Tripoli, Libya, organised by the Libya-British Business Council (LBBC). Proteus presented potential solutions to coastal mapping challenges faced by Libya during meetings with the National Oil Corporation, Ports and Maritime Transport Authority, University of Tripoli, and Libyan Center for Remote Sensing. Proteus CEO, David Critchley, said that at every meeting, the company was introduced to government ministers and business leaders who are eager to begin rebuilding Libya. Mapping would be the critical first step in rebuilding infrastructure across... (read more)
2013-11-20 04:45:25

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

Swirling Currents Deliver Phytoplankton Carbon to Ocean Depths

A massive phytoplankton bloom unfolds each spring in the Atlantic Ocean from Bermuda to the Arctic. But what happens to all that organic material produced in the surface ocean? Melissa Omand, assistant professor at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, USA, is the lead author of a paper published on 26 March 2015 in the journal Science that highlights the significant role that swirling currents, or eddies, play in pushing non-sinking carbon to ocean depths. In the North Atlantic Bloom, millions of microscopic plants use sunlight and carbon dioxide (CO2) to grow and reproduce at... (read more)
2015-03-31 08:30:00

Grand Opening for EMODnet Secretariat Office

On Wednesday 19 February 2014, the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) celebrated the opening of its Secretariat Office at the InnovOcean site in Ostend, Belgium. At the InnovOcean site, the EMODnet Secretariat is now co-located with other organisations including Flanders Marine Institute, the European Marine Board and the IODE project office for IOC/UNESCO. More than 100 marine and maritime researchers, policy advisors, data experts and other stakeholders attended the inauguration which highlighted the importance of providing unrestricted access to marine observation data to generate critical knowledge about the seas and oceans, better manage our marine environment and support... (read more)
2014-03-17 09:08:34

'Black Smokers' Three Miles Deep

A British scientific expedition has discovered the world's deepest undersea volcanic vents, known as 'black smokers', 3.1 miles (5,000 metres) down in the Cayman Trough in the Caribbean. Using a deep-diving vehicle remotely controlled from the Royal Research Ship James Cook, the scientists found slender spires made of copper and iron ores on the seafloor, nearly half a mile deeper than anyone has seen before and erupting water hot enough to melt lead.   The expedition to the Cayman Trough is being run by Drs Doug Connelly, Jon Copley, Bramley Murton, Kate Stansfield and Professor Paul Tyler, all from Southampton,... (read more)
2011-03-31 08:44:26
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