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  • Tsunami footage assists wave prediction

    When the powerful earthquake of 11 March triggered a tsunami that struck swathes of Japan's north-east coast, images of the devastating wave were captured. As well as conveying the scale of the tragedy, footage of the debris-filled water sweeping across fields can be used to better understand the characteristics of tsunamis and help save lives in the future. "Without exaggeration, it will lead to ...


  • Funding Supports Research into Wave Energy

    The Province is providing $150,000 from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund to the West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI) at the University of Victoria to support research into the potential of ocean waves to generate clean, renewable and affordable electricity. “Our B.C. coast is not only one of the province’s most beautiful resources, its waves could also be a source of clean energy, ...

  • Mangroves Provide Measurable Risk Reduction Benefit to Coastal Communities from Storm Waves and Flooding

    Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom, 6 November, 2014: A new guidebook on mangroves as a coastal defence finds that mangroves can reduce risk from a large number of coastal hazards. The role of mangroves in coastal defence has been widely promoted since the tsunami that struck South-East Asia in 2004. Yet, the level of protection provided by mangroves has been subject to debate. The ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Energy Department Announces Funding for Demonstration and Testing of Advanced Wave and Tidal Energy Technologies

    The Energy Department today announced $10 million to strengthen the U.S. marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy industry, including wave and tidal energy sources. Through the two funding opportunities announced today the Department is supporting design, manufacturing, demonstration, and testing of sustainable, environmentally responsible marine and hydrokinetic energy devices and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • A Tale of Two Cities' Black Carbon Measurement

    Advanced photoacoustic measurement of black carbon particles, using equipment available via UK-based Enviro Technology, has led to a better understanding of pollution in Los Angeles and Mexico City. PAX (Photoacoustic Extinctiometer) Black Carbon Monitors have been deployed to deliver a more accurate picture of daily black carbon trends in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Liquid Robotics Announces Pacific Crossing (PacX) Grand Challenge to Worldwide Science Community

    Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider® marine robot, today announced its Pacific Crossing (PacX) Challenge open to scientists around the world. During the PacX Challenge, four Wave Gliders will launch in the fall of 2011 off the coast of Northern California and attempt to travel the longest distance at sea by an unmanned marine ...


  • Mariners should use caution near buoy site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies deployed a data buoy off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, three years ago to gather information on wave action for a Corps study and the scientific instrument has been providing useful information to scientists, mariners and the general public since that time. One of the main purposes of deploying the data buoy was to acquire wave ...


    By US Army Corps of Engineers

  • LimnoTech Ends Season of Deploying Data Buoys on the Great Lakes

    LimnoTech ended another successful season of deploying and maintaining data buoys on the Great Lakes when we recently pulled in buoys off South Haven and Port Sheldon, MI, for the winter. The buoys are funded through various sources including NOAA, government agencies, and local individuals and groups. The buoys measure wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, solar ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Western Europe coasts face a pounding

    The Atlantic seas could be getting rougher, with winter storms capable of causing dramatic changes to the beaches of Western Europe. And new research shows that the pounding delivered to the shorelines of the UK and France in the winter of 2013-2014 was the most violent since 1948. Gerd Masselink (professor of coastal geomorphology at Plymouth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Promising results of environment monitoring satellite Jason-2 one week after launch

    One week has gone by since the launch, and everything is going very well with Jason-2. While the satellite is not yet in its final orbit (to be reached on 3 July), the first test measurements and calibrations have started. EUMETSAT, CNES, NASA and NOAA are cooperating to test every component of the ground segment, and results are looking very promising. The first Doris (Doppler Orbitography and ...

  • Carbon Trust hosts first UK demonstration of innovative access vessel for offshore wind industry

    Today the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of an innovative new vessel designed to reach offshore wind farms more cheaply and easily. The Wave Craft, developed by Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal with support from the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), was put through its ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Campbell Scientific acquires optical backscatter product line from D&A Instruments

    Campbell Scientific, Inc., with over 34 years of experience in data acquisition and control products, has purchased the OBS product line from D&A Instrument Company.  For many years, Campbell Scientific has sold the OBS-3 and OBS-3+ sensors, which monitor turbidity and suspended-sediment concentrations using optical backscatter (OBS) technology. Production and business operations have ...


    By Campbell Scientific, Inc.

  • Advances in Sea-State Forecasting using Chelsea Sensor

    Marine operations such as offshore oil and gas operations, renewable energy projects and shipping depend on high quality information on sea-state (wave height, period, direction, steepness) for economic and safety decision making. The information currently available is based on atmospheric/ocean models ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

    The Energy Department today announced $7.25 million to 6 awardees that will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies as a viable source for America’s clean energy portfolio. MHK technologies convert the energy of waves, tides, rivers, and ocean currents into electricity that can be used by homes and businesses, especially in coastal regions of the United States. The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Acoustiblok Introduces Green Acoustifence

    Acoustiblok Corporation announces a new product: Landscape Green Acoustifence (Pat. Pend). One of Acoustiblok’s most popular products, Acoustifence is designed as an advanced sound barrier that can easily be attached to most types of fencing. The new green shade easily blends into the environment making it ideal for landscaping projects, residential home use and outdoor applications where ...


    By Acoustiblok International

  • Instruments at Wageningen University weather station registered solar eclipse

    The monitoring instruments at the Wageningen University weather station clearly registered the solar eclipse despite the thick cloud cover on 20 March. Around 10:36 h a strong reduction in radiation levels was discernible. For the human eye it was perceived as far less spectacular because of its adaptation capabilities. The meteorological instruments in weather station De Veenkampen belonging ...

  • EUMETSAT launches into operational satellite altimetry

    Preparations are on track and everything is on schedule for the launch of Jason-2 15 June 2008. Through the Jason-2/OSTM programme, EUMETSAT will be able to address one of its top priorities - assuming a growing European role in the processing and dissemination of ocean altimetry data from satellite sources, to expand its traditional focus on supporting atmospheric weather and climate ...

  • Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise

    Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jason-3 is an international mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

  • CAS DataLoggers Technology Used in New Tsunami Detection System

    Intelligent Data Logger is the Brains of Advanced Early Warning Device CAS DataLoggers is proud to announce the release of a jointly-developed Tsunami Detection System incorporating its own dataTaker intelligent datalogging technology. The ARROW Tsunami Detection System is now pending patent and is the result of ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

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