Marine Mammal Monitoring Equipment Undergoes Sub-sea Testing

The Balmoral Subsea Test Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland has carried out hydrostatic tests on equipment that will be used to monitor the interaction between tidal turbines and marine mammals in the Pentland Firth. The linear actuators that were tested form part of a marine mammal monitoring station anchored to the seafloor. Utilizing both passive- and active-acoustic tracking techniques, the station will collect data on the underwater movements of marine mammals around operating tidal turbines. This data will be used by the tidal energy industry and regulatory authorities to make informed decisions about marine mammal collision risk for tidal energy developments.... (read more)
2019-04-29 11:19:06

Sonar for Enhanced Mammal Detection

Gemini SeaTec, UK, provides an early warning of the presence of marine mammals in the vicinity of marine current turbine structures. The Gemini SeaTec system has been successfully field-tested on the Marine Current Turbine (MCT) SeaGen installation in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, overseen and tested by the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) Ltd. The latest version of Gemini SeaTec system includes improved software algorithms for analysing moving marine life targets according to their size, shape and swimming behaviour. Targets are categorised using a traffic light system, indicating the probability that a moving target is a marine mammal. ‘Possible’ (green) targets... (read more)
2012-05-23 10:35:41

Partnership for Tidal Turbine and Mammal Interaction

Ocean Sonics is entering in a partnership installing a tidal power turbine at the Emera-Cape Sharp site on the Bay of Fundy, Canada. The partnership will produce an improved software and user interface that notifies personnel in real-time of the presence of fish and sea mammals, giving stakeholders a better understanding of the interaction between the wildlife and turbines. Open Hydro’s new generation of turbines will be deployed in Minas Passage later this year on the FORCE site. Ocean Sonics has been testing its acoustic instruments in the Bay of Fundy for a few years now. The company worked with... (read more)
2015-07-31 10:04:00

Marine Milestone for England's Marine Spatial Planning

England’s first ever plans for the future of our seas have been published on 2 April 2014. The marine plans – which provide guidance for sustainable development in English waters – cover the coast and seas from Flamborough Head to Felixstowe. They have been developed by the Marine Management Organisation on behalf of the Secretary of State Owen Paterson, who has formally approved the plans. An interactive tool called the Marine Information System, explaining how marine plans affect parrticular areas, has been presented. Marine plans will inform and guide decisions on development in marine and coastal areas, while conserving and enhancing the environment... (read more)
2014-04-14 12:00:00

Zooplankton Sampler for Marine Scotland Marine Laboratory

McLane Research Laboratories, USA, and Ocean Instruments, UK, have announced the delivery of a Zooplankton Sampler (ZPS) to Marine Scotland Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen, UK. The ZPS will be on display this week on stand A13 at Ocean Business 2013. Training and engineering exchange between NOCS personnel and the Marine Lab will take place this Thursday before final delivery to Aberdeen. The Zooplankton Sampler collects and preserves up to 50 in-situ zooplankton samples without damage to the organisms. Specimens are rolled onto a mesh collection belt and preserved in fixative solution. After recovery, the zooplankton can be examined on the... (read more)
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Marine AED

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is said to be the main cause of death on ships. Incredibly, despite the fact that there is a treatment for SCA, few companies currently own the equipment that can save a victim on-board. Martek’s Lifeforce Marine Automated External Defibrillator (AED).   The world's first and only type approved AED specifically designed for use on-board ships. Lifeforce is type approved by Germanischer Lloyd, under their industry leading 'Medcerts' programme. The device has a battery that lasts for five years and is portable and lightweight. It is designed robust so to withstand hostile conditions.     (read more)
2008-07-09 09:18:04

Jeppesen Marine

Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary and a provider of aeronautical data, has launched Jeppesen Marine. The new business unit leverages seventy-plus years of Jeppesen experience in the aeronautical information business to provide the commercial marine market with similar digital navigation and information solutions. Jeppesen Marine has been chartered with the same underlying values that launched Jeppesen in 1934: improving safety and efficiency through navigation solutions. Because aviation and marine share many of the same challenges, Jeppesen is in a strong position to bring to marine markets proven technologies and solutions from the highly advanced aviation markets. (read more)
2005-10-18 12:00:00

Marine Cartography

The hydrographic and cartographic community is having to adapt to what is becoming ‘continuous change’. Such changes include new systems, new processes, regulations and an increasingly dynamic digital world. Never has the term ‘change is permanent’ had more meaning. To keep pace with change, to meet the challenges faced, and to enable the skills and knowledge required to be maintained and to be passed on means the need for quality – and recognised training is ever-more apparent. Official navigational data and products such as those provided by hydrographic offices around the world are underpinned by the skills, knowledge and experience... (read more)
2008-05-15 12:00:00
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