PMGS Measured Japan Earthquake Lurch

LinkQuest's Precision Marine Geodetic Systems (PMGS) are specially designed for seafloor movement monitoring. They are capable of accurate positioning within 0.5cm for up to 7,000m in range. LinkQuest has been working with the Japan Marine Safety Agency (JMSA) and Japan Coast Guard since November 1999, and more than 100 PMGS transponders have been deployed on Japan's sea floors.   Some of these PMGS transponders were deployed about 10 years ago along the fault responsible for the Magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred on 11th March 2011. The direct measurements conducted by Japanese scientists revealed horizontal seafloor movement of up to 24 metres... (read more)
2011-06-14 02:53:25

Marine Data Management Software

Ocean Business 2009 will see the launch of a software solution designed for the management of marine information. SeaZone's GeoTemporal software allows import, processing and presentation of marine data from multiple sources. It then creates standard formatted data so that the information can be used in different Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Previously only specialist software programs had existed and offered limited data interchange capability.   SeaZone GeoTemporal represents a second generation of software allowing the management of a wide diversity of data with greatly improved levels of interoperability. This ensures marine information can be made widely available for further use... (read more)
2009-03-24 12:00:00

CETO Wave Energy Generator Tested at COAST Facility

Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (Carnegie) has undertaken a comprehensive wave tank testing programme of its CETO 6 technology design at the University of Plymouth’s Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Test (COAST) facility in the UK. CWE UK chief executive officer Tim Sawyer and Carnegie’s senior hydrodynamics engineer Dr Ashkan Rafiee were both on hand as comprehensive testing of the CETO 6 performance across a range of sea states took place.The wave tank testing will build on Carnegie’s internal modelling as well as previous wave tank testing and the successful in-ocean operation of the CETO 5 system in the now completed Perth Wave Energy... (read more)
2016-04-25 09:38:19

Total and Shell Buy into MACH Dataset

BMT ARGOSS, the Met Office and Oceanweather have launched their joint Mid-Atlantic Current Hindcast (MACH) dataset, resulting in two successful data sales to oil and gas majors, Shell International Petroleum Company and Total. The MACH dataset provides information on the long-term variability of currents over a 20-year period and has been validated against measured data throughout the region. The initial focus has been to provide a 20-year fine-resolution dataset for the West Africa oil and gas concession region. The MACH dataset will be used to better understand the ocean conditions within a potential development site or to gain advanced knowledge... (read more)
2015-05-04 04:58:26

HYPAC MAX Version 2.12a Gold

Coastal Oceanographics Inc. has made available HYPAC MAX version 2.12a Gold, a hydrographic software package used for survey design, data collection, graphical editing, plotting, volume computations, surface modelling and contouring. Two of the changes in HYPAC MAX 2.12a Gold involve a new 3DTV Terrain Dredge Viewer Mode that allows real-time update of surface model while dredging or survey and the HYSCAN Side Scan Sonar Acquisition program. (read more)
2004-02-13 12:00:00

Ninan Mathew

Ninan Mathew has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with Distinction from the University of Wollongong. He worked as a research engineer for several ARC projects during his studies at UOW and has a number of publications to his name. Ninan brings his expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), 3D modelling, project management, machine design and several other niche areas for which he has been teaching at the university for the past four years. (read more)
2017-06-26 03:49:43

CLS Acquires Woods Hole Group

French satellite-services specialist CLS - subsidiary of the French Space Agency (CNES), ARDIAN (an independent investment company) and IFREMER (the French research institute for exploitation of the sea) - has acquired the Woods Hole Group, an American company specialised in sustainable and resilient solutions for coastal sciences and engineering, applied ecology, oceanography and measurement systems. By acquiring Woods Hole Group, CLS, specialised in environmental monitoring, can offer solutions including field equipment and services, data analysis, modelling, environmental assessment and related expertise to its customers. Christophe Vassal, CEO of CLS, states to have great expectations regarding the success of the future services... (read more)
2017-02-10 10:26:10

First High-resolution Map of the Great Barrier Reef Released

One and a half million square kilometres of bathymetric seafloor data have been released to the public by Geoscience Australia under partnership with James Cook University and the Australian Hydrographic Service of the Great Barrier Reef. The project carried out high-resolution bathymetric scans, which were combined with existing datasets held by the government to create the most comprehensive, detailed models produced to date. The release comes as the federal government announced an AU$60 million investment in protective measures for the Great Barrier Reef, which include measures to shield the Reef from polluted water, and investment in Australian Institute of Marine... (read more)
2018-02-06 11:22:34

Improved Marine and Weather Forecast

NOAA, USA, is now using enhanced weather and marine forecast models for the Great Lakes that will extend forecasts from 36 hours to 60 hours into the future to better serve commercial and recreational mariners, the shipping industry, emergency responders, water resource managers and the private weather industry. The Great Lakes Operational Forecast System (GLOFS) of NOAA's National Ocean Service, which predict currents, water level and water temperature, is now running on NOAA's National Weather Service's powerful and reliable super computers. The super computers run around the clock, offering a more reliable computing framework to generate Great Lakes forecast models... (read more)
2011-01-05 10:40:00

Worldwaves Twenty Years and Hundred Countries

Fugro OCEANOR's WorldWaves has recently recorded a milestone with data for the hundredth country safely delivered. The WorldWaves database and associated software packages have roots that can be traced back twenty years this past summer. The WorldWaves story began on 31 July 1989 when a report was released entitled 'Wave Model Data' for Le Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) in France as part of a project together with Marintek 'Study of the Seastate for the Needs of the Hermes Spaceplane' and was possibly the first time satellite altimeter data had been used to validate and calibrate data from a wave... (read more)
2009-10-08 10:00:54
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