marine measurement Articles

  • The Ecological Fishprint of Nations: Measuring Humanity’s Impact on Marine Ecosystems

    In November, 2006, a prominent team of ecologists and economists issued this dire warning: if current fishing patterns continue, all major commercial fish species will suffer population collapses by ...


    By Redefining Progress

  • Daily measures of microbes and human health at a non-point source marine beach

    Studies evaluating the relationship between microbes and human health at non-point source beaches are necessary for establishing criteria which would protect public health while minimizing economic burdens. The objective of this study was to evaluate water quality and daily cumulative health effects (gastrointestinal, skin, and respiratory illnesses) for bathers at a non-point source subtropical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Measurement matters

    The following article highlights some of the latest developments within the Energy Institute’s Hydrocarbon Management Committee (HMC), which produces guidance documents covering petroleum quantity and quality issues. The most significant news over the past few months is that the Energy Institute (EI), through the British Standards Institution, has been awarded the Secretariat of the ISO ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Marine Industry experience with Aalborg Industries

    Port Authorities and Governing Bodies state that a ship cannot emit smoke of >20% opacity for more than 3 minutes when in port. The IMO set similar limits for on-board incinerators. The DSL-220 Opacity Monitor has been used successfully to measure smoke emissions from diesel engines, incinerators and boilers on board ship ensuring that environmental concerns are ...


    By DynOptic Systems Ltd

  • STOP IT® Case Histories - Commercial Marine

    Emergency Resposnse: STOP IT® was used to repair the vent stacks on the barge M/V Mr. Barry when it struck the Louisa Bridge. A Cargo Tanker out of Lousiana: STOP IT® was used to repair an electrical conduit inside a cargo tank. The pipe was a 1' stainless steel line with a temperature range of 60° – 100°F. One roll of STOP IT® was used. Quote:'We used STOP IT® on a 1' stainless steel pipe used ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • Is marine energy about to go mainstream?

    Why the costs of wave and tidal power could soon plummet - viewpoint from Dr Stephen Wyatt, Head of Technology Acceleration, Carbon Trust As the marine industry gathers in London for its annual get together one thing is clear; the sector is growing up fast.  So fast that it looks like it will soon be defying its critics and getting its feet seriously wet after many years of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Application of passive sampling for measuring dissolved concentrations of organic contaminants in the water column at 3 marine superfund sites

    Currently, there is an effort under way to encourage remedial project managers at contaminated sites to use passive sampling to collect freely dissolved concentrations (Cfree) of hydrophobic organic contaminants to improve site assessments. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the use of passive sampling for measuring water column Cfree for several hydrophobic organic ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Biological effects of contaminants on marine organisms: the contribution of biotechnology

    One aspect of ecotoxicology concerns the effects of contaminants. Work on this area in the marine field is recent but useful for numerous applications, such as toxicological tests, the evaluation of organism response and the development of networks for the measurement of pollutant effects. In this context, the contribution of biotechnologies and technical advances in modern biology is important. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A New Microbial Contact Assay for Marine Sediments

    The number of microbiological contact tests for marine sediments is low, although microorganisms enable a rapid screening and monitoring of sediment quality and a high resolution of hazard assessment. As no single biotest can provide reliable answers concerning the potential hazard of environmental samples, a combination of bioassays needs to be applied to serve this purpose. In order to cover ...


  • Marine hydrogeology: recent accomplishments and future opportunities

    Marine hydrogeology is a broad-ranging scientific discipline involving the exploration of fluid–rock interactions below the seafloor. Studies have been conducted at seafloor spreading centers, mid-plate locations, and in plate- and continental-margin environments. Although many seafloor locations are remote, there are aspects of marine systems that make them uniquely suited for hydrologic ...


    By Springer

  • The marine environment and ballast water management law

    This article contains a study of international and national measures dealing with the potential threat of pollution and the introduction of alien species that may come from the discharge of improperly treated ballast water. Ballast water management policy, law and coastal biosecurity strategies are considered. There are challenges to achieving the ideals of ballast water laws, as correctly ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Marine crude oil transport – global voyage losses

    Paul Harrison, Consultant to the HMC-4A Marine Oil Transportation Database Committee, presents latest findings from analysis of the 2013 data on marine crude oil transport. The Energy Institute (EI) HMC- 4A Marine Oil Transportation Database Committee has been collecting and analysing worldwide oil shipping data for over 20 years and meets twice a year. The 2013 autumn meeting was held in Rio de ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Delitek Cleans up Marine Waste Handling

    Delitek AS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of waste handling systems specially designed for use on board ships and offshore installations. Owners and operators across the globe rely on the Norwegian company’s technology to dispose of their waste in an environmentally responsible manner and in compliance with the latest regulations The very first waste handling system ...


    By Delitek AS

  • Interviews: Ken Buesseler, Researcher into marine discharges at Fukushima

    We as scientists do have a responsibility and I hope to be able to contribute in some way“ Ken Buesseler, researcher at the Wood Hoods Oceanographic Institute is investigating the radioactivity leaked from the Fukushima nuclear power station, initially from data facilitated by the TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) and then from samples gathered in situ. He believes that official bodies ...

  • Expanding marine protected areas to restore fisheries

    After World War II, accelerating population growth and steadily rising incomes drove the demand for seafood upward at a record pace. At the same time, advances in fishing technologies, including huge refrigerated processing ships that enabled trawlers to exploit distant oceans, enabled fishers to respond to the growing world demand. In response, the oceanic fish catch climbed from 19 million tons ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Marine phanerogams as a tool in the evaluation of marine trace-metal contamination: an example from the Mediterranean

    New ways of evaluating the quality of the coastal marine environment in a practical, dependable and cost-efficient manner are continually sought. It would thus appear of some value to make use of bioindicator species that reflect both the average levels and the temporal variations of contaminants at a given site. Owing to their extensive distribution in the littoral zone and the ecological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Creative Uses of TenCate Geotube Marine Technology Continue to be Instrumental for Unique Marine Applications - Case Study

    Backed by proven, innovative methods, Geotube units offer key advantages for many distinctive marine structure projects. Thanks to Geotube marine technology, the waterfowl of Lake Sinissippi (Wisconsin) now enjoy an improved wildlife habitat, and the residents near Lac Saint-Jean (Quebec) no longer worry about shoreline erosion issues. Geotube marine structures were successfully installed in ...

  • Geotube Marine Technology Offers Custom Solutions for Unique Marine Applications Around the Globe - Case Study

    Geotube units are fundamental for distinctive marine structures using proven, innovative methods and techniques. What does a Honduran mine debris dam have in common with an iconic cable-stayed bridge in Korea? Both structures were built using Geotube marine technology, an important component in the design of these projects. Geotube marine technology has proven successful in the ...

  • Measurement of TOC in High-Salt Sample

    The quantity of organic matter in seawater is important in the research and monitoring of marine pollution as an indicator of organic pollution. The salt content in seawater is typically about 3.5 %, but using the Shimadzu total organic carbon analyzer, it is possible to measure the TOC directly without dilution or other pretreatment procedures. Here, we introduce an example of measurement of ...

  • A Multi-Sensor Piezometer for Shallow Marine Sediments in Coastal Environments

    A multi-sensor piezometer has been developed to measure dynamic excess and ambient pore pressures in shallow marine sediments under the effect of surface waves, tides, and currents. The probe consists of a shaft (1.5 m long with five porous stones at subseafloor depths ranging from 0.10 to 0.93 m) and two upper chambers (one that is hermetically sealed for the transducer electronics and another ...


    By ASTM International

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