Wave and Tidal Monitoring News

  • New Member for Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

    Liquid Robotics®, the leader in long duration, unmanned surface ocean robots has become the newest Associate Member of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. Kevin Forshaw, Associate Director, Innovation and Enterprise at the NOC said, “As the Liquid Robotics® Wave ...

  • Next Wave Of IoT Investment to Occur in Streetlight Market

    October 25, 2016 -- The first wave of Internet of Things (IoT) investment has already occurred in the utility sector with smart grid deployments. The next wave will take place in the public outdoor street lighting market. Over the course of the next decade, cities and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • LG Sonic received award for biofouling prevention project with the Royal Dutch Navy

    Yesterday, LG Sonic received an award for a project with the Royal Dutch Navy to apply ultrasound technology on a marine vessel to prevent the growth of biofouling. Biofouling growth increases the drag on a hull which results that a ship can consume up to 40% more fuel and correspondingly produce 40% more CO2 emissions. The P.J.S de Jong Innovation award, organized by TNO, Organisation of ...


    By LG Sonic

  • The Royal Dutch Navy starts project with environmentally friendly solution to prevent biofouling on ships

    Today the Dutch algae control company, LG Sonic has received an official order from the Royal Dutch Navy to apply their ultrasound technology on a marine vessel to prevent the growth of biofouling. Before the end of 2016 multiple ultrasonic antifouling systems will be installed on a 130-meter long marine vessel. Biofouling growth increases the drag on ...


    By LG Sonic

  • We Can Ride the Wave But How Do We Measure It? CWEA Tri Association Conference Presentation

    Kraig Moodie, FloWav’s President along with Steve Motley, P.E. Regulatory Compliance Manager for the City of Virginia Beach co-presented a paper while at the CWEA’s Tri Association Conference earlier this month.  The paper, “We Can Ride the Wave But How Do We Measure It” discussed the complications, tools, common practices and solutions currently utilized to ...


    By FloWav, Inc.

  • Challenger Society Marine Science Conference 2016

    Valeport will be attending the Challenger Society Marine Science Conference 2016, being held at University of Liverpool, UK. The conference theme for 2016 is "Oceans and Climate " and Valeport is pleased to be one of the key sponsors for this year's event. The conference is being held over 4 days from 5th-8th September 2016 (with an ice breaker reception being held on the evening of the 5th) and ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • USGS Installs Storm-Tide Sensors in Preparation for Hermine’s Arrival

    As Hurricane Hermine bears down on Florida’s Gulf Coast, U.S. Geological Survey hurricane response crews in Florida installed five storm-tide sensors that will help document the storm surges along the state’s coastline. In cooperation with the National Weather Service, 10 USGS hydrologists and technicians installed these sensors along the Florida coast, from Apalachicola to Cedar Key. ...

  • NOC contributes to a new free online course

    Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to a new massive open online course, or mooc. The course launch is timed to coincide with wider release of data from Sentinel-3, the dedicated ocean satellite launched earlier this year Dr Val Byfield from the NOC said “Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to the development of some of the data products available from this ...

  • Successful two week mission in the North Sea for autonomous vehicle

    The world’s first autonomous robotic vessel to measure sea level completes a successful two week mission in the North Sea. A team of scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Newcastle University (NU) have developed a novel technique to measure sea surface height directly using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology in combination with a marine ...

  • Valeport Swells Tide Measurement Offer

    Avalable to order now, the TideStation has been designed as a cost-effective turnkey solution, which ensures environmental monitoring equipment is easily and correctly installed with a durable housing to safeguard equipment and prolong performance to ensure the highest quality data. Self-contained, easy to install and ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Atlantic precursors for European heat waves?

    A new link between the development of heat waves over Central and Western Europe and temperatures in the North Atlantic has been discovered by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Southampton. This finding may be an important factor for the prediction of summer heat waves over Europe, since it suggests the Atlantic Ocean could have a role as a precursor. The NOC ...

  • Climate change killed Europeans in 2003 heat

    British researchers say climate change was responsible for the deaths of more than 60 people in London in 2003, and over 500 in Paris. In a rare instance of direct attribution of human mortality to warming temperatures, they say that year’s European heatwave raised the risk of heat-related death by 20% in ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Valeport supports school children’s science project

    Local primary school children got hands on measuring the tides on the River Avon using a Valeport tide gauge, as part of the school’s recent interactive science week designed to explore how the sun and weather interact to influence the watercycle and shape the environment. Valeport was delighted to support the science project providing advice and a tide gauge to the budding scientists at ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Whistling wormholes discovered in the Caribbean

    National Oceanography Centre scientists have discovered the Caribbean Sea works like a whistle. This finding will enable scientists to predict some sea level changes many months in advance, and may be an important factor in regulating how the Gulf Stream varies. This ...

  • Record CO2 levels signal sizzling summers

    With a little help from that natural cyclic phenomenon El Niño and a lot of help from humans, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere will exceed 400 parts per million (ppm) not just for the rest of the year, but probably for a lifetime. And as carbon ...


    By Climate News Network

  • TideStation Being Launched at Seawork 2016

    This week sees the unveiling of the new Valeport TideStation - Tidal Observation System - at Seawork International 2016, Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition being held at the Mayflower Park, Southampton, UK. ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • World Dredging Congress Exhibition WODCON XXI 2016

    Next week the World Dredging Congress Exhibition - WODCON XXI 2016 - takes takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, Florida, USA from 13-17 June 2016. This global event occurs only once every three years and brings together representatives of manufacturers, universities, research institutes, consultants, public authorities and contractors working in the dredging, navigation, ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • APG Introduces new True Echo™ GWR200 Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter

    Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces a new level transmitter, the True Echo™ GWR200 Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter. The True Echo™ GWR200 takes the mystery and frustration out of level measurement. With programmable 4-20 mA or RS-485 Modbus outputs, and innovative signal ...

  • See Valeport for the first time at Flood & Coast 2016

    Valeport are making their first visit to the Flood & Coast conference and exhibition where we will be showing products for measurement of water level, flow and quality. Come and see us on Stand D9, Flood & Coast 2016, Telford International Centre, UK (23-25 Feb). Since 1969, Valeport have designed and manufactured products for our own supply and of others to meet ever changing ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Pure Technologies makes waves with advanced pipeline robot

    What has a rotating head, modular feet, can quickly navigate up to 5 kilometres through turbid wastewater with ease, and deliver live video and integrity information that can aid in detecting leaks and other anomalies in underground pipes? It’s the third generation robotics crawler ...


    By Pure Technologies

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