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  • The Chelsea Mariner Shuttle for Large Marine Ecosystem Monitoring

    The new Chelsea Mariner Nu-Shuttle is based on the successful Nu-Shuttle towed oceanographic vehicle. It is a generic, robust monitoring system designed for regular monitoring of large marine ecosystems. Undulating behind a research vessel or ship of opportunity it enables a wide range of oceanographic measurements to be made underway from the surface to depths in excess of 150 metres. ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Finding the ASX200 for marine ecosystems

    The state of an ecosystem can be understood by measuring the right ecological characteristics, just as the ASX200 index shows the state of the Australian stock market by following 200 selected stocks. CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship scientist Dr Keith Hayes, one of the leaders of the project, says the difficult part is selecting which characteristics to track. “Ecosystems respond to multiple ...

  • 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 ...

  • Request for Information for Marine and Hydrokinetic Environmental Monitoring Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

    The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the program’s activities and priorities in MHK environmental monitoring and field testing opportunities. The Water Power Program is committed to supporting technological innovations that ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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.

  • UN officials push for creation of monitoring system for marine environment

    Significant gaps exist in the understanding and management of the complex processes and trends at work in the world’s oceans and seas, which cover 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface, warned senior United Nations officials as they urged governments to approve expert recommendations establishing a system that plugs the holes. At the opening of a week-long governmental session tasked with ...


    By United Nations

  • SMHI and SYKE in Finland enter a unique collaboration on marine environmental monitoring

    SMHI and SYKE, the Finnish Environment Institute, have begun a close collaboration to monitor the marine environment of the Baltic and the North Sea. “It is unique for two countries to sign an agreement in this way, but we are leading a trend that the EU and the global organization ICES would like to see going forward. As a combined force we can improve the monitoring of the acute problems ...

  • General Monitors Gas & Flame Detectors Receive DNV-GL and MED Marine Approvals

    General Monitors announces that its most popular advanced gas and flame detectors now meet the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) for Det Norske Veritas’ (DNV) Offshore Standards as well as DNV·GL Type Approval. MED is the European Directive requiring that gas and flame detectors installed in marine environments be tested to specific standards and inscribed with the “wheel ...


    By General Monitors

  • Xylem appoints UK Marine and Coastal Director

    Water monitoring specialist Xylem Analytics UK is pleased to announce the appointment of David Goldsmith as Director of Marine and Coastal Business. David has extensive experience in marine technologies, having worked closely with AADI for many years in the oceanographic sector. He will be responsible for bringing the YSI, SonTek and AADI brands together under the Xylem Analytics umbrella and ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • Australian company joins Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

    Australian headquartered company Blue Ocean Monitoring, experienced global provider of ocean monitoring services, is expanding its offices and taking space in the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton. Adam Schink, Marine Robotics Innovation Centre Manager at the NOC, said : “It is with great enthusiasm that we ...

  • ET MARINE’S SEANOX ANALYSER GETS DNV ENDORSEMENT

    Untitled Document ET Marine’s compact SeaNox analyser – which measures oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emitted from a ship’s stack – has just been granted a prestigious Det Norske Veritas (DNV) ...

  • Marine governance across the English Channel lacks integration

    The English Channel (La Manche) is one of the world’s busiest sea areas, and management of it is a challenging task. This study reviews governance across the Channel, finding poor integration between countries, sectors, policies and research. The study also considers management in terms of the ecosystem approach and suggests that linking research between the UK and France could be key to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sustainable Tourism Thrives in Philippines` Largest Marine Sanctuary

    About 420 kilometers south-west of Manila, in Bacuit Bay, lies the largest marine sanctuary in the Philippines. El Nido is a protected area of 45 islands and islets covering a total of 903 square kilometers, and boasts one of the most diverse ecosystems in the region. In the last ten years the number of tourists flocking to El Nido's white beaches, lush forests, and sculpted jade islands has more ...

  • Disinfecting marine vessel ballast water with UV

    To assist operators of cruise ships, tankers, semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs and other large ocean-going vessels to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) impending ballast water discharge requirements, UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has partnered with three of the world’s leading systems integrators to provide validated, on-board water treatment systems that are easy to ...

  • Government publishes UK marine science strategy

    The Government has today published a 15 year strategy to deliver world class marine science which will inform decisions on food and energy security, managing the seas sustainably and climate change. By coordinating marine science across Government, devolved administrations and agencies, the UK will become a world leader in marine environment science and expertise. This partnership approach comes ...


  • Mussels: Biomonitoring tools for pharmaceutical pollution in the marine environment?

    Pharmaceutical pollution of marine environments has important biological consequences for aquatic organisms. This study investigated the effects on mussels of treatment with environmentally relevant levels of an antidepressant, fluoxetine, and a beta-blocker, propranolol, using biomarkers including DNA damage. The results showed that mussels are most vulnerable to these drugs in combination. Many ...

  • Modelling marine exhaust emissions in the Baltic Sea

    A new tool used to investigate exhaust emissions of marine vessels has been developed and applied to shipping in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is a busy maritime region with 3500-5000 ships operating in the area every month. Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to atmospheric pollution, leading to health and environmental problems. In May 2006, the Baltic Sea was the first area ...

  • Disinfecting Marine Vessel Ballast Water with UV

    Disinfecting Marine Vessel Ballast Water with UV -Hanovia UV disinfection system helps operators meet IMO discharge regulations- To assist operators of cruise ships, tankers, semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs and other large ocean-going vessels to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) ballast water discharge requirements, UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has partnered with ...

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments teams with NAG Marine to introduce the TD-107 ™

    Now, there is an oil-in-water monitor that actually measures oil in water and is not affected by suspended solids!!! The new TD-107 (tm) uses our signature FLUORESCENCE measurement technology in a unique new package that can be universally applied to bilge water monitoring. Priced within range of standard light scatter type instruments, the TD-107 is low maintenance, rugged, and has all the ...

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