real-time ocean data collection Articles

  • Automated techniques for real-time shipboard determination of dissolved trace metals in marine surface waters

    This review compares methods that are currently employed for shipboard analysis of trace metals in seawater voltammetric, chemiluminescence and colorimetric methods. Instrumentation and methods are described for collecting surface seawater using pumping, with subsequent on-line analysis by stripping voltammetry. The review is illustrated with data for oceanic and coastal distributions of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ocean carbon: A dent in the iron hypothesis

    Oceanographers Jim Bishop and Todd Wood of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have measured the fate of carbon particles originating in plankton blooms in the Southern Ocean, using data that deep-diving Carbon Explorer floats collected around the clock for well over a year. Their study reveals that most of the carbon from lush plankton blooms never reaches the ...

  • Acceptance angle effects on the beam attenuation in the ocean

    Abstract The beam attenuation serves as a proxy for particulate matter and is a key parameter in visibility algorithms for the aquatic environment. It is well known, however, that the beam attenuation is a function of the acceptance angle of the transmissometer used to measure it. Here we compare eight different transmisso meters with four different acceptance angles using four ...


    By Sequoia Scientific, Inc.

  • Ocean science for sustainable development: Facts and figures

    Sarah Grimes explores why we need good ocean monitoring, how to get it, and why it still fails Small Island Developing States. Oceans are a critically important component of the Earth system, supporting ecosystem and human health. They regulate the weather and climate; are essential for producing freshwater; and soak up ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards ...


    By Ensia

  • Lead from gasoline discovered in Indian Ocean

    Levels began to climb in the 1970s, peaking a decade ago — a timeline consistent with the region’s pattern of leaded gasoline use. Written by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office.You can read the original new in MIT NewsSince the 1970s, leaded gasoline has been slowly phased out ...

  • How listening to the ocean can help reveal environmental damage

    In 2013, Katherine Indeck listened to recordings of sounds made in a channel between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, Florida. Some of the audio files had been collected in 2005 during an unusually severe red tide, a bloom of toxic algae that killed fish, dolphins and sea turtles. Other recordings were made after the ecosystem began to recover. During the recovery years, Indeck could hear sounds ...


    By Ensia

  • Visualizing the stories data can tell

    Scientists and technologists are turning numbers about everything from condors to ocean-floor contours into visual representations of environmental issues. We’re living in an era of Big Data, but too often it’s nothing more than a fire hose of numbers and data sets that most would have difficulty understanding. Increasingly, though, entities such as non-governmental ...


    By Ensia

  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

  • If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data

    As we work to build our capacity to cope with global change, let’s make sure the tools we're using can roll with the punches, too. This Voices piece is published in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is based on “Toward a digital resilience,” a ...


    By Ensia

  • Hybrid wavelet-GMDH model to forecast significant wave height

    In this study, the group method of data handling (GMDH)-based wavelet transform (WT) was developed to forecast significant wave height (SWH) in different lead times. The SWH dataset was collected from a buoy station located in the North Atlantic Ocean. For this purpose, the time series of SWH was decomposed into some subseries using WT and then decomposed time series were imported to the GMDH ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The complexity of regional warming in the United Arab Emirates in the period 1982-2009

    Increases in atmospheric temperature are a global phenomenon, but reports of regional climate changes are scarce. Since no long-term air temperature and humidity data were reported from the UAE we obtained routinely collected weather data from three airports in the Emirates. Over the period 1982-2009 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Al Ain the mean annual temperature increased by up to +3°C. Increases ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Eonfusion: The next generation of geospatial software

    In modern time, the ability to explore the oceans has been inextricably linked to the evolution and development of marine technology. Over the past 20 years, the steady evolution of hardware design has resulted in increased sampling rates, data volumes and resolutions. Furthermore, improvements in the manufacturing of marine technology have decreased the overall cost of hardware which has ...


    By Echoview Software, Pty Ltd

  • Leachate treatment solution for council – Landfill Site, Camarthenshire

    Plant Equipment: Ocean Professional Nitrification Plant Design Data: Effluent target (NH4-N): <4 Daily flow (m3/day): 120 Ammonia load (kg/day): 6 BOD load (kg/day): n/a Situation and Problem This site comprises of six landfill cells and phase ...


    By EnSo International Ltd

  • Advancing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology

    Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are a mainstay of the subsea survey industry. With unparalleled speed and accuracy in deep water, they have long been the obvious choice for surveys in inhospitable, deep environments. In light of the current downturn in the oil and gas market and the increasing visibility of autonomous vehicles, such as self-driving cars, AUV technology is poised to break ...

  • 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 ...

  • Versatility is the key with the Blue-White hybrid ultra-sonic flowmeter, “sonic-pro”, at the Key West WWTP

    The Florida Keys have long been known for its exotic islands, pristine snorkeling, artistic charm, and a magnificent coral reef. This natural beauty attracts millions of tourists every year. Needless to say, maintaining the quality of the sea water surrounding the keys is essential to the allure and economic viability of the area. The Key West Southernmost Wastewater Treatment Plant was ...


  • Zero emissions day: What it is and why we need it

    Today is September the 21st – a day that didn’t hold any particular significance until a simple observation occurred in the 1980’s. Ken Wallace, father of a newborn daughter, realized, after witnessing the local neighborhood pizzeria truck, parked, running and driverless, combined with the surrounding traffic that “Stopping all this for a bit would be most excellent for ...

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