ocean sensor Articles

  • Ocean Power connects wave energy system to grid

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Pennington, NJ) announced that it has achieved what it claims to be the first-ever connection of a wave-energy system to the power grid in the United States. Ocean Power’s PB40 Powerbuoy system is now delivering power to the grid at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the island of Oahu. The Powerbuoy unit, which was installed in December 2009 at a ...

  • Is pH a red herring when it comes to ocean acidification?

    New research points to saturation state, not pH, as the most pressing metric to track when it comes to shellfish survival. In 2007, the owners of Whiskey Creek oyster hatchery on the Oregon coast lost almost all of their larvae — and had no idea why. The only clue was that the larval die-offs often occurred during intense upwelling events, when ...


    By Ensia

  • Surface Ocean Acidification studies using Ships Of Opportunity

    Ships of Opportunity Ships of opportunity (SOOP) are used as a platform for cost-efficient collection of environmental data, Ferrybox. The SOOP network operated by NIVA cover the majority of the Norwegian coastline (from Germany (54N ) in the South to Svalbard (78N) in the North. This network is used in the national OA monitoring program. Globally, SOOPs are used for pCO2 measurements and ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • Time to stop losing ocean data to vandalism

    More must be done to prevent damage of ocean data buoys that costs money, vital data — and lives, say Sidney Thurston and M. Ravichandran. The global community relies on a rapidly expanding ocean observing network to understand the climate and ecosystems, to help warn against ocean-borne hazards such as tsunamis and storm surges caused by cyclones, and to support sea rescue ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ocean outfall plume characterization using an autonomous underwater vehicle

    A monitoring mission to map and characterize the Point Loma Ocean Outfall (PLOO) wastewater plume using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) was performed on 3 March 2011. The mobility of an AUV provides a significant advantage in surveying discharge plumes over traditional cast-based methods, and when combined with optical and oceanographic sensors, provides a capability for both detecting ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans

    Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here's what we can do about it. When New England fishers complained of working harder and harder to catch fewer and fewer fish, Spencer Baird assembled a scientific team to investigate. Though a fishery failure would once have seemed inconceivable, Baird wrote in his report, “an alarming decrease of the ...


    By Ensia

  • Case Study: Liz Bagshaw on the IRC sensors

    Our infrared IR’C sensors have been making waves in the world of glacial meltwater monitoring. Glacial environments are key indicators of global warming and climate change. They’re also home to a diverse range of microorganisms. Both of these need to be quantified and monitored, but doing this isn’t easy because of the cold, remote environments in which they are found. To combat ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Mobile UW–ASN framework with RSSI–based protocol for shallow river monitoring

    Approximately three–fourths of our planet's surface is covered by ocean and seas, a continuous body of water that is divided into several oceans and smaller seas. Water conditions determine climate that affects life on Earth. Whereas fresh water in lakes and rivers covers less 1%, its contamination significantly damages ecosystems. Within this research this paper proposes a framework with a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Ecuador

    CLIENT: Instituto Oceanografico de la Armada (INOCAR). DURATION:  2002 onwards LOCATION:  Pacific Ocean off Ecuador This project for INOCAR (Instituto Oceanografico de la Armada) consisted of the delivery of a real time system to monitor meteorological and oceanographic parameters in water depths reaching 5000m. The ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Physicochemical parameters of natural waters

    All freshwater bodies are interconnected to the oceans, the atmosphere, and aquifers via a complex hydrological cycle. Wetlands, icecaps and biopheric water also participate in the continuous conveyance of water on planet Earth. The Earth’s hydrological cycle is driven by evaporation and gravity on which ecosystems and human societies depend. Growing populations may put stresses on natural waters ...

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Greece - POSEIDON

    Fugro was selected in 1995 by the Puertos del Estado (Coast and Harbour Authorities) in Spain to execute the contract for the project: "Warning and Observation Network for the Marine Environment in Spanish Coastal Waters (instrumentation and control)". Fugro OCEANOR started implementation of the first generation operational oceanographic forecasting system for Greece in 1998. The system named ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • New monitoring technology helps reveal Arctic secrets

    A group of Arctic researchers has employed the latest monitoring technology to investigate the effects of climate change, by measuring temperature and salinity in the water column beneath surface ice. The results of the investigation, which utilised YSI’s new 'Castaway-CTD', could cast new light on our understanding of the ways in which shifting ocean currents impact upon the climate in ...

  • Case study - SEAWATCH India

    CLIENT: Department of Ocean Development (DOD), Government of India PURPOSE: Implementation of a Marine Surveillance and Information System (MIS) for Indian waters DURATION: Phase 1, 1997 to 2000 Operational phase: 2000 onwards LOCATION: Indian EEZ DESCRIPTION: The project ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Comparison of Directional WaveGuide Radar with Directional WaveRider Buoy

    Abstract Down looking FMCW radars for measuring water level, tides and wave height have been in use for 25 years. A combination of three down looking FMCW radars, mounted on an o↵ shore location, can be used to accurately measure ocean wave height and wave direction. At locations where an o↵shore mounting construction is readily available, the major advantage of this relatively ...


    By Radac BV

  • Advanced offshore measurements to support wind energy production, weather forecasting, and emergency response

    Sonoma Technology, Inc. (STI), with support from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, is leading a unique partnership of corporate, government, and university researchers to develop a marine environmental observations program in the Gulf of Mexico. The primary goal of this project is to develop a framework of advanced offshore measurements to support emergency response, oil and gas exploration ...

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Peru

    The El Niño phenomenon, of which much has been spoken over the last few years will now be monitored by "El Instituto del Mar del Perú" (IMARPE) and the Hydrographic Service of the Peruvian Navy with the help of Fugro OCEANOR's technology. Over the last few years, many articles have been written by the media concerning EL Niño. El Niño marks the arrival of warmer water ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Great Lakes need great Data Buoys

    One recently finished project was performed by the University of Wisconsin and has comprised the depolyment of two data buoys which are both furnished with a multifunctional Lufft WS501-UMB. These weather ...

  • The Role of Soil Moisture on our Climate, Weather and Global Warming

    Global warming is a topic that has received much attention in the media, especially during the hot days of summer. The process by which carbon dioxide (CO 2) in the atmosphere prevents the escape of thermal energy into outer space is known as the green house effect. The higher the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere the less thermal energy that can escape thus an increasing global ...

  • Port of London Authority Tidal Monitoring System - POLATIDE 5: High Level - Case Study

    Background: Valeport recently worked with marine data specialists, Oceanwise, to design and deliver a complete tidal monitoring system for the Port of London Authority (POLA), please read on to find out more about the system referred to as ‘POLATIDE 5’. Introduction: Valeport and OceanWise ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • A global setting for European environmental monitoring — measuring what we must manage. EEA International conference, 13-15 May 2009. key conclusions

    Meeting statement Worldwide observation systems deliver regular products based on comprehensive data sets of high quality. They provide society with indispensable services for the sustainable management of Earth"s resources. There is a clear need to intensify efforts to increase the sustainability, coordination, quality, integration integration, extent and operational capabilities of ...

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