R2SONIC Multibeam for Ecospan Environmental

UK-based Swathe Services has recently provided Ecospan Environmental with a complete R2SONIC multibeam echosounder package including TruePix and Raw Water Column options; HySweep data acquisition and post-processing software; Valeport sound velocity equipment and SMC motion sensor. The newly-delivered SONIC 2020 will complement and enhance current hydrographic survey capabilities. Ecospan plan to improve current survey methods by utilising backscatter and raw water column capabilities to assist in the environmental impact assessment of dredging and other harbour development activities. The SONIC 2020 is one of the latest multibeam echosounders available from R2SONIC. Capable of sitting in the palm of the hand, it... (read more)
2014-12-08 09:13:25

Joint Environmental Research Projects to Advance Ocean Renewable Energy

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA, have announced eight joint research awards totaling nearly USD5 million to support the responsible siting and permitting of offshore wind energy facilities and ocean energy generated from waves, tides, currents and thermal gradients. This research will address key information gaps regarding the potential environmental effects of renewable ocean energy. This collaborative, interagency effort will help lay the foundation for a clean, renewable offshore energy industry that will diversify the US nation's energy mix,... (read more)
2010-10-27 09:39:09

Sensor Combination for Environmental Monitoring in Gulf Spill

Chelsea Technologies Group has seen growing demand for its UV AQUAtracka fluorimeter to monitor the extent and dispersion of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Originally designed for military use, these highly sensitive fluorimeters are monitoring the extent of the oil from surface waters to full ocean depth. The UV AQUAtracka is now being used in combination with the FASTtracka Mark II fast repetition rate fluorimeter to monitor the effects of the oil on the primary productivity of the Gulf. The FASTtracka II has undergone extensive challenge testing to characterise its response to contamination events in the aquatic... (read more)
2010-09-24 09:50:43

OceanWise Improves Integration of Environmental Data Solution ‘Port-Log’

OceanWise’s latest development Port-Log, the storage and publishing solution for environmental data, has been developed to be an addition of an Application Programming Interface (API). The API allows customers to gain control over how Port-Log is used in their organisation, maximising the benefits of the data and providing a way for customers to integrate data into their own processes and workflows and support their specific business needs. An API can allow programs to communicate with each other by metaphorically ‘opening the door’ on one application and allowing another to interact with it. As connectivity becomes more and more important and the... (read more)
2018-11-27 08:43:45

Netherlands and USA Cooperate in Environmental Security Certification Programme

Partrac GeoMarine, a Houston, USA, based Marine Survey and Consultancy company, has announced the award by the US Department of Defense (DoD) of a 3-year contract to demonstrate a new tool for mapping the in situ distribution of Contaminants of Concern (COCs) in aquatic sediments. The award is part of the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), the DoD's environmental technology demonstration and validation programme. Partrac, together with its Netherlands based partner Medusa Explorations, will deploy the new instrument at up to three contaminated DoD Superfund sites to map the distribution of COCs such as Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Polychlorinated Biphenyls... (read more)
2019-07-04 11:55:22

This Is How Indonesia Fights Against Environmental Crimes

The Indonesian government has launched the 'Indonesia Operation 30 Days At Sea' programme that will last from November to December 2019. It aims to fight against environmental crimes that have polluted Indonesian waters, tempo.co, an Indonesian news site reports. The Director General of Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Rasio Ridho Sani, stated last Sunday that this is the biggest ever government programme against marine pollution. The programme, called Indonesia Operation 30 Days at Sea, has the following tagline: 'Stop Environmental Damage, Save our Ocean'. Several Indonesian ministries have been involved in the programme under the coordination of the Environment Ministry,... (read more)
2019-11-19 08:35:25

Real-time Integrated Environmental Monitoring System at EMEC

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC, UK) has successfully recovered its novel Integrated Monitoring Pod following months of transmitting real-time data feeds from the seabed at the Fall of Warness tidal energy test site in Orkney. The pre-commercial prototype is connected to the shore via a subsea cable to facilitate 24/7 real-time data collection, and has been delivering live data feeds back to EMEC which can be used by marine energy developers using the site. The bespoke system, designed by EMEC to operate in high velocity tidal flows, integrates a variety of sensors to undertake comprehensive concurrent environmental measurements, providing... (read more)
2015-12-15 10:12:33

New Environmental Monitoring Systems at Two Key Ghana Ports

OceanWise has recently been involved in a project with Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) – dubbed ´the trade and logistics hub of Western Africa´. The project involved installing a comprehensive environmental monitoring system at two key GPHA ports: Tema and Takoradi. The tide and weather system is designed to deliver essential real-time tide and weather data to the GPHA operators, hydrographers and pilots who will rely on the data to make important operational decisions and ensure safety at the port. The data from the tide and weather stations is collected, managed and published in the OceanWise data publishing platform... (read more)
2020-03-02 09:58:25

Fast-turnaround Habitat Mapping for Environmental Impact Assessments

Proteus FZC, UAE, has launched a fast-turnaround habitat mapping solution designed for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). Through the service, Proteus delivers high-resolution classification maps of terrestrial areas onshore and on the seafloor in shallow-water marine environments. The Proteus habitat mapping service can be completed in a fraction of the time and is cost effective compared with traditional mapping methods. The solution is designed for use by engineering and construction firms, environmental consultancies and government agencies involved in the development of energy infrastructure, pipelines, power stations, desalination plants, port facilities and other projects where EIAs are mandated. For its mapping solution,... (read more)
2014-08-08 12:00:00

Open-source Software for the Environmental Data Science Community

Cohort company SEA has developed innovative data visualisation software and made it available as open-source for the environmental data science community. The software, developed by SEA’s Research and Technical Support (RTS) division, enables users to access environmental data from servers over the internet and view it in different ways. The interactive data viewing enables rapid analysis and understanding of the features of complex, high-dimensionality data. RTS has used it for analysing oceanographic data variability in order to better understand military sonar performance in complex underwater environments.  RTS has engaged with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Royal Navy... (read more)
2017-05-08 11:31:18
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