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  • Research on Soil Chamber Pressure Published in Journal of Geophysical Research

    LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - LI-COR Senior Application Scientist Liukang Xu, Ph.D., led a group of LI-COR scientists and engineers in a research effort to examine pressure effects on chamber-based soil CO2 flux measurements. The results of this study were recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), an American Geophysical Union publication. Findings of the research show that ...


    By LI-COR

  • Jewell Instruments to Exhibit at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

    Jewell Instruments will be displaying some of its highest precision sensors for the geophysical and geotechnical markets at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting. The show will be hosted at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA on December 12-16. This is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Jewell will be showcasing its ...


    By Jewell Instruments LLC

  • OCTIO announces integration of Aanderaa sensors for environmental monitoring

    OCTIO is pleased to announce an agreement with Aanderaa Data Instruments AS (AADI), to integrate their line of oceanographic sensors into OCTIO’s ReM System. In addition to subsurface measurements, the ReM system will now also provide measurements of the water column from ocean bottom to sea surface. Helge Brandsæter, CEO of OCTIO Geophysical, comments: “Aanderaa Data ...

  • Sophisticated monitoring array to address mystery of uranium plume

    Scientists have been puzzled for years about why uranium contamination in groundwater continues to exceed drinking water standards in an area located at the south end of the Hanford Site. The Department of Energy wants answers to why the uranium persists. Now, an innovative system has been installed for field experiments to better understand this complex site and to support future cleanup ...

  • Monitoring CO2 storage in Australian gas field

    Australia has launched the first carbon sequestration project in the southern hemisphere with the help of technology developed by researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Otway Basin Pilot Project will inject and monitor carbon dioxide (CO2) in a depleted gas field in south-eastern Australia to demonstrate the feasibility of storing the greenhouse gas in the Waarre Formation of the ...

  • Recovery Act Funds will upgrade earthquake monitoring

    Grants totaling $5 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are being awarded to 13 universities nationwide to upgrade critical earthquake monitoring networks and increase public safety. “These stimulus grants will save lives as well as create jobs,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said today. “More than 75 million Americans in 39 states face the risk of earthquakes. ...

  • EUR 195m earth monitoring satellite contract signed

    The European Space Agency and Astrium have signed a EUR 195 million contract to provide the first Sentinel-2 earth observation satellite, devoted to monitoring the land environment, as part of the European GMES programme. As prime contractor, Astrium is responsible for the design, development and integration of the satellite, which will perform a high-end multi-spectral optical imaging ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Meet the new SuperSting™ with Wi-Fi®

    What is the SuperSting™ R8/IP/SP with WiFi®? It’s enhanced mobility, wireless control, improved efficiency, remote Data Quality Assurance, freedom from wires. It has a future proof interface with limitless capabilities! Here are some interesting features: 802.11 Wi-Fi® standard High bandwidth ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Forum Subsea Rentals and Aquatec Group Sign Global Agreement

    Forum Subsea Rentals, a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., and Aquatec Group Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of a global agreement for the rental of Aquatec’s proven LEAKlog leak detection and inspection suite. The ...


    By Aquatec Group Ltd

  • Jason-2 begins mapping oceans

    Less than a month after the launch of the Jason-2 ocean altimetry satellite, the Ocean Surface Topography Mission has produced its first complete maps. The maps were calculated from the first 10 days of Jason-2’s operational orbit starting on 4 July. After reaching its operational orbit some 1,336 km above the Earth at a 66º inclination, Jason-2 and its experimental predecessor, Jason-1, began ...

  • Picarro gas analyzer pinpoints types and origins of CO2 emissions

    Picarro, Inc. has debuted a unique ultra-trace gas analyzer for precisely measuring Isotopic CO2, a marker of the type of CO2 and its origin. The instrument is based on cavity ring down spectroscopy (CRDS) technology exclusively licensed from Stanford University, and further enhanced at Picarro. Picarro's CRDS analyzers deliver parts-per-billion to parts-per-trillion gas sensitivity at high ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Study links hundreds of Ohio quakes to fracking

    A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. The report, which appears in the November issue of the journal Seismological Research Letters, identified nearly 400 tremors on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County ...


    By Associated Press

  • Greenland`s glaciers losing ice faster this year than last year, which was record-setting itself

    Researchers watching the loss of ice flowing out from the giant island of Greenland say that the amount of ice lost this summer is nearly three times what was lost one year ago. The loss of floating ice in 2008 pouring from Greenland's glaciers would cover an area twice the size of Manhattan Island in the U.S., they said. Jason Box, an associate professor of geography at Ohio State, said that the ...

  • Are TGFs hazardous to air travelers?

    Instruments scanning outer space for cataclysmic explosions called gamma-ray bursts are detecting intense flashes of gamma-ray energy right here in the friendly skies of Earth. These terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, or TGFs, blast through thunderstorms close to the altitude where commercial airliners fly. In fact, they could be too close for comfort. In a recent study,* scientists estimated that ...

  • Valeport Launch New SWIFT SVP Product At Ocean Business

    Valeport are using Ocean Business as the launch platform for a new sound velocity profiler, which will be on show for the first time at Ocean Business 2015 in Southampton, UK. Recognised as world leaders in sound velocity technology, Valeport’s latest addition to their porfolio of sound velocity sensors and profilers ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Biral Sensors used in Antarctic Climate-Change Research

    Sensors from meteorological specialists, Biral, are currently being used in Antarctic Climate-Change Research mission, headed by a French research group. The APRES3 campaign is a long term project with the aim of measuring precipitation in Antarctica, as well as monitoring climate change to understand the effect APRES3, ...

  • Wilkins Ice Shelf hanging by its last thread, says ESA

    The Wilkins Ice Shelf is experiencing further disintegration that is threatening the collapse of the ice bridge connecting the shelf to Charcot Island. Since the connection to the island in the image centre helps to stabilise the ice shelf, it is likely the break-up of the bridge will put the remainder of the ice shelf at risk. This animation, comprised of images acquired by Envisat’s Advanced ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • New Innovations at AGU 2015 Extend the Boundaries of Isotope Analysis for Geosciences Research

    Scientists engaged in climate research, biochemistry, forensics and oil/gas exploration can now analyze the isotopic anatomy of molecules using a new high-resolution isotope ratio mass spectrometer. It enables scientists to access the direct conditions under which molecules were formed, transported, stored and degraded. Thermo Fisher Scientific will showcase this and other solutions this week at ...


    By Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • ESA launches GOCE - heralds new chapter in Earth observation

    This week, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) was lofted into a near-Sun-synchronous, low Earth orbit by a Rockot launcher lifting off from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia. With this launch, a new chapter in the history of Earth observation in Europe has begun. GOCE is the first of a new family of ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

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