Biological Surveys News

  • 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

  • CGG Achieves Near Real-Time Imaging for Offshore Morocco Survey

    CGG announced today the delivery of near real-time imaging results for a 4,200 sq km BroadSeis 3D marine seismic survey acquired offshore Morocco. CGG delivered the very-fast-track (VFT) RTM PSDM volume to the client only 4 days after the last shot. This technical feat crowned an excellent operational performance by the crew of the CGG Geo Caspian who worked in a safe, collaborative and ...


    By CGG

  • El Nino and the IMF force water tariff hikes across the global South

    Domestic water and wastewater tariffs soared in cities across the developing world from 2015 to 2016 as utilities passed on the effects of rising energy costs, reforms to government subsidies and rampant inflation, the latest survey from Global Water Intelligence has found. Tariffs in Northern Europe and Australia meanwhile are finally coming down as efficiency measures bear fruit. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • Winners of the BBA Pumps 2015 Customer Satisfaction Survey in the Netherlands

    In September, Erwin Brandstätter and Markus Grafeneder of the Austrian company HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. were warmly received by BBA Pumps in the Netherlands. The two guests were the lucky winners of the 2015 customer satisfaction survey. This prize was won through a raffle which takes place each year. The winner receives an all-inclusive trip to ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Hawaii, Fiji, Denmark, Bali and California: 2016 CBE Summer Fellows

    This summer, nine Middlebury Institute students from the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management concentration of the International Environmental Policy degree program are pursuing fully funded internships at top marine organizations around the world through the Center for the Blue Economy. Launched in 2011, the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Seismo Electronics LLC. has successfully completed Shengli Oilfield Seismoelectric Survey Project for Sinopec Group

    Seismo Electronics LLC. has recently finished a project for its client-Sinopec Shengli Oilfield Company. This project, which has over 8000 acre survey area, has been in the works since January, 2015. Our geophysicists used our instrument to detect reservoir 2000-4000m below ground surface. We provided three recommended drilling locations to our client, which all match the client’s existed ...


    By Seismo Electronic LLC.

  • EPA Releases Scientific Report Showing U.S. Coastal Waters a Mix of Good and Fair Health

    Biological Quality is rated good in 56% of coastal and Great Lakes nearshore waters. Healthy communities of bottom-dwelling macroinvertebrates (such as worms and clams), which are indicators of biological quality, are supported in these waters. Water Quality is rated fair in 48% of coastal and Great Lakes waters and good in 36% when measuring phosphorus, nitrogen, water clarity, chlorophyll a, ...

  • 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 ...

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