Ocean Monitoring News

  • International collaborative expedition to shed light on microplastics and ocean carbon

    On Friday the 14th of April the RRS Discovery will leave Southampton for a research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained ocean observatory (PAP-SO) in the Northeast Atlantic. This expedition aims to answer fundamental questions about the distribution, fate and effects of microplastic pollution, as well as measuring sinking particles containing carbon, through an international ...

  • Marine Safety – Monitoring Shipping Vessel Impact on Coastal Shores

    With Canada aiming to increase marine safety within its coastal shores, Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) prove to be well suited for the task. Through the Ocean Protection Plan, the Canadian Government plans to increase funding to marine safety services to each of the country’s coasts; including the shipping passages in the Arctic waters. The program highlights the need for ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Go big or go home: instrumenting the nearshore

    Leaning over the side of the 22-foot boat and pulling up the first line of temperature sensors, oceanographer Jamie MacMahan described the state of the line as the worst bio-fouling he had ever seen. It was slimy and smelly. One down, 34 more to go. This was only a pilot project, but MacMahan’s mantra of ‘Go big or go home’ meant that more than 300 instruments were attached to ...


    By RBR Ltd.

  • IFCB in new Long-Term Ecological Research Site

    Imaging FlowCytobot samplers (IFCBs) manufactured by McLane will be installed in a new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site off the Northeast coast of the United States. LTER programs focus attention on specific sites representing major ecosystem types, and undertake long-term assessments of populations, communities, and the physical environment. ...

  • Global climatic change prompts marine life to go on the move

    How global climate change will alter the ocean and ecosystems at the heart of global food security over the 21st century has been highlighted by a trio of ground-breaking research papers. The studies, published in the leading journals Nature Communications, Science and Global Change Biology, were co-authored by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). ...

  • AXYS Technologies presenting at Ocean Business 2017 in Southampton, UK

    AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) will be exhibiting at Ocean Business 2017 at the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, UK. Visitors to the AXYS booth will learn about the AXYS range of solutions including the market leading WindSentinel FLiDAR, the unique ...

  • Groundwater papers link methane in groundwater to natural sources

    A pair of papers in Groundwater®, NGWA's bimonthly technical publication, finds a high level of methane in water wells from two Texas counties is most likely from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural gas leaks caused by hydraulic fracturing operations in the underlying Barnett Shale.  The research builds on previous studies on well water quality in the Barnett Shale ...

  • The cold deep currents in the Atlantic Ocean that help shape our climate

    For more than a decade scientists from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton have been travelling to the subtropical Atlantic to collect data that provide important information about our changing climate. Just 15 miles from the sandy shores and coral reefs of the Bahamas the ocean floor plunges down to depths of over two-and-a-half miles. Along this steep slope dozens of sensitive ...

  • Saharan dust enhances carbon trapping by ocean deserts

    A new study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) reveals that that dust generated by land erosion has large repercussions for oceanic processes and planetary climate. Wind-driven Saharan dust to the remote Atlantic Ocean not only provides phytoplankton with essential nutrients to promote their growth, but the dust particles themselves are ballasting these carbon-rich microscopic plants, ...

  • Oceaneering to Provide ROV, Survey and Associated Services for Mærsk Supply Service

    Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Mærsk Supply Service A/S (“Mærsk”) to provide eight work-class remotely operated vehicles (“ROVs”), survey and associated services, including subsea tooling, engineering, communication and data solutions, to support ...

  • What are you looking for? ACT Report of miniDOT Logger Released

    PME’s miniDOT logger has been used to measure dissolved oxygen concentration and temperature in various research projects and under various weather and environmental conditions. The Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) tested PME’s miniDOT logger over the past 18 months. Our logger was tested both in the laboratory and also at 3 field sites including freshwater, brackish ...

  • Flow Metering using Radar for Ex-Zone 1

    The OFR flow sensor by NIVBUS GmbH was approved for use in Ex-Zone 1 by TÜV Nord. In addition to ATEX approval required mainly in Europe the company was approved according to IECEx standard which is preferably demanded in English-speaking countries. This allows contactless flow measurements in many applications including sewers. In order to obtain the Ex approvals a new sensor material was ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Steatite formally partners with NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

    Steatite, a leader in the development of power solutions for extreme environments, has formally become a partner with the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. With over 30 years’ experience in the development of lithium batteries, Steatite’s move into the Innovation Centre is a sign of the company’s potential to secure their position as global leader for innovative power solutions ...

  • Aquatec launch next generation of hydrotest monitoring instrumentation

    Following the success of the reliable and popular HYDROlog 2000 hydrotest logger, Aquatec Group is proud to announce the launch of the next generation of hydrotest monitoring equipment – HYDRO 3000. At the core of this new range is the HYDROlog ...


    By Aquatec Group Ltd

  • atg UV Technology Deliver North Sea’s Largest UV Drinking Water Package

    atg UV Technology, a world leader in oil and gas water treatment, will this month deliver one of the North Sea’s largest offshore drinking water packages.  Pictured below in its final stages of manufacture, the drinking water package will treat a peak flow of 170 m3/hr, delivering clean, sterile water for the crew of the Norwegian based accommodation platform, based in the Johan ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • John Deere Power Systems Marine Engine Lineup Meets Recreational Craft Directive II

    John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced today that eight of its marine propulsion engines meet the Recreational Craft Directive II (RCD II). The lineup of PowerTech™ marine engines with power ratings from 75 to 559 kW (100 to 750 hp) offers customers a broad selection of reliable and powerful engine options. The PowerTech propulsion engines that meet the requirements for RCD II will be ...


    By John Deere

  • Crestchic provides ideal loadbank solution for leading engine manufacturer

    MAN Diesel & Turbo, France has acquired two 4500 KW resistive loadbanks and two 4.5 MVA integrated stackable step-down transformers from Crestchic, a Burton-on-Trent based business. The loadbanks and transformers are now used to test up to 6300 KW marine diesel engines, which MAN manufacture at their St Nazaire site in France. During testing, the engines are linked to a generator and the ...


    By Crestchic Ltd.

  • Energy Institute celebrate the best students in Aberdeen

    The Energy Institute (EI) celebrated Aberdeen's best MSc students by hosting a special competition evening on 29 November. The event, sponsored by Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited was organised by the EI Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch to honour the best energy papers from MSc students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen (UoA). This annual event is held to bring ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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