Biological Surveys News

  • Oceanalpha’s innovative USV show amazed the world in CCTV Spring Festival Gala

    On February 15th, an incredible unmanned surface vessels (USV) formation was staged at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, one of Zhuhai's landmarks. The Bridge, which has just been completed and is the longest sea- crossing bridge in the world, connects Zhuhai to Hong Kong and Macao. This night, the Bridge became the most spectacular background, a 7.5-meter-long "Lookout" marine unmanned vessel ...


    By Oceanalpha Co., Ltd.

  • Highest honor of the workers- Oceanalpha won the national intelligence

    On the morning of April 27, the "51" International Labor Day and Model Worker Commendation Conference held in Guangdong Province. Oceanalpha R & D center unmanned boat technology research and development team won the national "pioneer workers" honorary title, Guangdong Provincial Party Secretary Hu Chunhua gave the awards personally . The title of "Workers Pioneer" is the highest honor of ...


    By Oceanalpha Co., Ltd.

  • AWWA`s annual utility compensation survey now available

    The American Water Works Association has announced the release of its ...

  • The Arctic: a hotspot for marine litter

    From 31 May to 7 June, Wageningen Economic Research investigated the litter that had washed up on remote beaches in the Arctic. The most commonly found items were pieces of plastic, fishing nets and rope. Having information about the sources of this litter is crucial if we are to develop effective measures that tackle the problem at the source. On Jan Mayen, the most remote island in the ...

  • Renishaw to demonstrate live marine survey data collection to audiences at US Hydro 2017 Conference

    Renishaw is pleased to be participating in two live hydrographic survey demonstrations at the US Hydro 2017 Conference in Galveston, Texas, later this month. In collaboration with autonomous vessel technology specialist ASV Global and leading hydrographic product and software supplier Measutronics Corporation, Renishaw will deploy its ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Searching for the elements needed for low-carbon technology on the sea-floor

    Today the Royal Research ship (RRS) James Cook will embark on an expedition to discover new sources of the rare metals, critical for low carbon technologies. This forty day investigation will use robotic submarines, autonomous seafloor instruments and drilling to answer questions about what controls the formation of these marine mineral deposits on the floor of the North East Atlantic. Chief ...

  • 2016 AWWA utility compensation survey now available

    The American Water Works Association has announced that the 2016 AWWA Compensation Survey of Water and Wastewater Utilities is now available for purchase. Available for utilities serving populations over 100,000, populations from 10,000 to 100,000, and populations under 10,000, the 2016 survey provides data and analyses of salaries, salary ranges, and compensation practices in the water and ...

  • Little hills have big effect on biodiversity

    New research, published today in Progress in Oceanography by scientists at the NOC and the University of Southampton, show that deep-sea hills increase the biodiversity of forams - a very important group of shelled protozoans. There are over 25 ...

  • The reality of household retail competition in water

    Ofwat chief executive Cathryn Ross yesterday affirmed that we are at the “end of the beginning of the competitive market”, despite numerous speakers at Moody’s annual water conference outlining the potential pitfalls of introducing household competition into the English water sector. Moody’s senior analyst Stefanie Voelz drew attention to the counterparty risk which would ...

  • FL, GA, SC Beaches Face 80-95 Percent Chance of Erosion from Hurricane Matthew

    Millions of Americans are currently within Hurricane Matthew’s projected path, and as the powerful storm continues its approach to the Eastern Seaboard residents from South Florida to North Carolina are making preparations for what Matthew may bring. If Matthew’s current track remains constant, one thing is certain - this category four hurricane will bring wide-spread coastal erosion, ...

  • Environmental Baseline Survey in Qatar

    WKC Group completes an Environmental Baseline Survey and Baseline Noise Measurements in Qatar WKC recently undertook an environmental baseline survey within the Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) on the North Eastern coast of the State of Qatar. Ras Laffan lies on the North Field, the ...


    By WKC Group

  • WKC Group completes an Environmental Baseline Survey in Qatar

    WKC recently undertook an environmental baseline survey within the Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) on the North Eastern coast of the State of Qatar. Ras Laffan lies on the North Field, the largest gas field in the world with more than 900 trillion cubic feet of proven gas reserves. As part of an upcoming development of the on-shore elements of the North ...


    By WKC Group

  • New technology for remotely mapping beaches

    Science and industry will now be able to map beaches and sandbanks without getting any feet wet. This follows three years of collaborative research resulting in a new commercial licence between National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Marlan Maritime Technologies to sell new coastal mapping technology. The depth and pattern of sediment on the floor of the intertidal zones changes daily, yet ...

  • Conservation in the UAE

    WKC Group conducts a capture and relocation programme for the Critically Endangered Persian Wonder Gecko following the findings of a Terrestrial Ecology Survey. The findings of the Terrestrial Ecology Survey undertaken for a proposed road alignment highlighted the presence of the Arabian IUCN Red List, Critically ...


    By WKC Group

  • Missing Airliner Found Using Valeport Equipment

    The Underwater Detection of Crashed Airplane (Air Asia QZ8501) has been accomplished using a variety of Marine Survey Equipment including Valeport's MiniSVP Sound Velocity Profiler & CTD Monitor as part of the Indonesian National Agency for Search and Rescue recovery effort. ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • UK’s oldest deep-water Marine Protected Area successfully protects coral reefs

    A unique study recently published by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and University College Cork shows that deep, cold-water corals are very slow to recover from damage. Therefore deep-water Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) protect vulnerable marine ecosystems most effectively when they are put in place before that damage occurs. This study used data from deep-water robots to ...

  • Technology partnership to provide vital new information to coastal engineers

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has entered into a two year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Marlan Maritime Technologies Ltd to develop innovative remote sensing services for the survey of intertidal zones. The partnership builds on the existing collaborative R&D between Marlan, the NOC and the University of Liverpool which included a successful ERDF-funded collaboration as ...

  • France: Work organisation challenged by psychosocial risks

    The most recent publication of the SUMER survey focuses on psychosocial and organisational risks, investigated by using the models by Karasek and Siegrist. First results indicate that job strain concerns more women because of their lower job autonomy and possibilities to shape the work they do, for example the pace of work. Administrative staff, unskilled workers and employees, trade and service ...

  • FR-Over 2 Million people exposed to at least one carcinogen, mutagen or reprotoxicant in 2010

    According to an in-depth analysis of the last French SUMER survey, in 2010, over 10% of employees, about 2.25 million people, were exposed to at least one chemical carcinogen, mutagen or reprotoxicant (CMR) during the last week worked. Between 2003 and 2010, the proportion of workers exposed to CMR and exposure levels (duration and intensity) decreased overall and protective measures have been ...

  • EPA and Partners Release New Blueprint to Protect and Restore Long Island Sound

    The Long Island Sound Study has released a new Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for restoring and protecting the Long Island Sound, setting 20 ambitious targets to be achieved by 2035. Among these goals are: a reduced number of beach closures due to sewage pollution; a reduced area of the Sound with unhealthy oxygen levels; improved water clarity; restored coastal wetlands; ...

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