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

Seatronics and OSIL Celebrate Multi-million Dollar Environmental Contract in Kuwait

Seatronics Limited and OSIL (Ocean Scientific International Ltd.) announced a major contract with the Environmental Public Authority (EPA) in Kuwait at the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition, Oceanology International in London. The two companies have been chosen as principal suppliers to one of Kuwait’s most significant environmental monitoring programmes. The contract, which is valued in excess of US $3m, is being handled by Kuwait agents, Golden Shahin Environmental & Industrial Consulting Centre. Over the years, Kuwait’s marine environment has suffered damage following a combination of the Gulf War, industrialisation and residential development. The EPA is conducting a... (read more)
2004-03-19 12:00:00

USVs Collecting Environmental Monitoring Data in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

With nearly six weeks of unmanned monitoring, AutoNaut's wave-propelled unmanned surface vessels (USVs) have been silently and precisely moving within and outside System 001 to collect wave and current data, and other atmosphere and water parameters. To visually inspect the environment surrounding the system, the AutoNauts have also been equipped with live streaming via under and above water cameras. Monitoring took place during the towing of the system, offshore installations, and deployment operations. Buoys Providing Acoustic Data AutoNaut’s work was complemented by Seiche buoys providing acoustic data for marine life presence as well as protected species observers and technicians to support... (read more)
2019-06-25 02:35:47

AXYS Technologies Inc

Complete Environmental Monitoring Solutions
AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) is a developer of remote environmental monitoring solutions. In addition to providing hardware solutions such as buoys, weather and hydrology stations, sensors and control systems, AXYS also provides telemetry, software and consulting solutions to a diverse and worldwide clientele. In 1974 the AXYS Group began life in a single-room office in Victoria under the name of Seakem Marine Chemistry Consultants Ltd. Its original focus was on oceanographic consulting, with an emphasis on marine chemistry. In 1983 Seastar Instruments Ltd was formed to serve as a focus for the company’s increasing involvement in instrument development, including metocean... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Conquering Challenges

HidroMares - Environmental & Oceanographic Consulting
Headquartered in the city of Santos, located on Brazil’s southeast coast, HidroMares - Environmental & Oceanographic Consulting is dedicated to ocean and inland water sciences and their associated technologies. The company started with a challenge: to transform the breadth of knowledge acquired and deepened through academia into a successful environmental and oceanographic consulting firm offering the highest quality services in the marketplace. HidroMares is a private company, founded in February 2002. A group of oceanographers completing post-doctorate degrees at the University of São Paulo (USP) founded the company with support from university professors. For two years, the company operated from... (read more)
2013-12-04 11:50:57

Alec Electronics Co Ltd

A manufacturer of oceanographic and environmental research instruments and systems
Alec Electronics Co Ltd was established in September 1973, in Japan, with the goal of producing instruments which contribute to environmental preservation. The company was founded by Mr Hiroshi Togawa and his colleague Mr Hiroaki Yuzuriha, president and executive director respectively. Mr Shoichiro Konashi, the managing director, manages domestic and international sales. The company has a staff of 50, many of whom are engaged in the development, design, system integration and calibration of instrumentation. In 2003 Alec Electronics Co Ltd will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Its agents and dealers network is well established not only in Japan but also in... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Space-borne Technologies for the O&G Sector

From Operational Environmental Monitoring to Rapid Bathymetry Mapping
This article describes the methods, applications, services and validation of such projects, showcasing the possibilities of these technologies. Satellite-derived mapping and monitoring technologies can provide important support for a range of applications in the oil and gas industry. Satellite-derived mapping and monitoring technologies can provide important support for a range of applications in the oil and gas industry. Prior to tasks such as pipeline routing and other infrastructure engineering activities, these technologies can be efficiently deployed over large, remote and/or in-accessible areas for bathymetry charting, mapping seafloor habitats and monitoring the health of near coastal ecosystems. During dredging activities, satellite-derived... (read more)
2013-09-06 04:32:53

Fugro Renewables Working More Integrated

Plans for new offshore windfarms and wave or tidal device installations are subject to stringent marine environmental impact studies prior to approval. To provide these required studies, Fugro has acquired ERT, an Edinburgh-based marine environmental consultancy, to add another service to those already provided by Fugro Renewables. ERT's environmental consultants, working with the Fugro team, will be able to ensure that each project has a smooth consent process by developing an effective approach to environmental planning. This involves clear project understanding, effective communication and a flexible approach to project changes. Services of particular relevance to the marine renewables sector include:... (read more)
2010-09-27 01:19:30
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