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  • Time to stop losing ocean data to vandalism

    More must be done to prevent damage of ocean data buoys that costs money, vital data — and lives, say Sidney Thurston and M. Ravichandran. The global community relies on a rapidly expanding ocean observing network to understand the climate and ecosystems, to help warn against ocean-borne hazards such as tsunamis and storm surges caused by cyclones, and to support sea rescue ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Going high-tech to probe deeper into oceans

    The new technology is part of a vastly improved set of tools provided by the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) to study the open ocean. "What is happening in the open ocean is vitally important to all Australians and their understanding of local and regional climate," says IMOS Director, Tim Moltmann. "It drives our climate and weather extremes, is the workplace for offshore ...

  • 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

  • Ocean Power Technologies Completes Testing of Next Generation Power Take-Off

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTT) ("OPT" or the "Company"), a leading wave energy technology company, today announced the successful completion of extensive factory acceptance testing of the first of its next generation power take-off (“PTO”) units for the Company’s utility-scale PowerBuoy®, the PB150. The PTO has now been ...

  • The federal government allows Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska

    The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced that it approved the permit to drill below the ocean floor after the oil giant brought in a required piece of equipment to stop a possible well ...


    By Associated Press

  • Study shows Oceans level of CO2 absorption has slowed

    (AXcess News) Houston - A study has revealed that the level of CO2 being absorbed by the Oceans has slowed sharply since measurements first began in the mid 90s.  But researchers caution that it is not conclusive that the cause is man made and that it just might be that the oceans continually go through changes in the rate of CO2 absorbed from the atmosphere. Since the industrial ...


    By Axcess News

  • Companies Fined and Take Action to Comply with Ocean Dumping Requirements

    Under a recent settlement with EPA, Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co., and the joint venture Cashman-Weeks NB, JV, will pay a penalty and perform additional measures for alleged violations of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA and also known as the Ocean Dumping Act). EPA alleged that the companies violated the Ocean Dumping Act related to dredging ...

  • Satellite will improve weather, climate and ocean forecasts, say NASA

    A new NASA-French space agency oceanography satellite was lofted into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base early last Friday morning on a three year mission to record sea level, a vital indicator of global climate change. The mission is expected to return a vast amount of new data that will allow greater precision in weather, climate and ocean forecasts. Jason-2, or the Ocean Surface ...

  • Free public open house on EPA’s ocean research vessel - Boston on Sunday, June 27, 11AM – 4PM (MA)

    Explore the new Harborwalk in Downtown Boston with a fun and informative tour of EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel “The Bold,” on Sunday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Boston Fan Pier. There will be a TOUCH TANK full of sea organisms from New England waters provided by the New England Aquarium. Kids of all ages will be able to see research equipment up close and learn from marine ...

  • West Basin’s Innovative Ocean Water Desalination Demonstration Facility to Begin Environmental and Energy Recovery Evaluation

    REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - Investing in innovative marine protection technology and renewable energy sources, West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) is near completion on its new demonstration facility, formally dedicating the plant on Friday, November 12, 2010. The plant will be open to the public in a community “open house” on December 4th. The demonstration facility will ...

  • Dade Moeller Assists NOAA With Radiation Protection Aboard Research Vessels Operating In The Pacific Ocean

    In response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant situation in Japan, Washington-based radiation protection firm Dade Moeller (http://www.moellerinc.com) has developed a comprehensive Radiation Protection Program for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to ensure the protection of crew members and scientists aboard its research vessels ...


    By PRWeb

  • Ocean Power Technologies Deploys Autonomous PowerBuoy for US Navy Maritime Security Program

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTT) (“OPT” or “the Company”), a leading wave energy technology company, is pleased to announce the deployment for sea trials of a unique autonomous wave energy device, marking an important milestone in the expansion of the Company’s PowerBuoy product line. ...

  • China: Hong Kong: water resources equipment

    Hong Kong relies entirely on imported water and wastewater treatment products and technologies to meet its needs. In January 2008, the Hong Kong Government (HKG) allocated funds to build the US$8 million disinfection facilities under the Harbor Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) Stage 2A. This portion of Stage 2A has a completion date in 2009. Another US$1.02 billion will be spent before 2014 on the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New monitoring network for Scottish ports

    Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries come close to a port, but thereafter depart ...

  • Xylem launches new ‘FerryBox’ water quality monitor

    Xylem Analytics UK and Aanderaa Data Instruments have launched a new marine water quality monitor which has been designed to enable wider deployment of water quality sensors on ferries and other marine vessels. The ‘SOOGuard’ will be launched at Ocean Business 2013 in April and Xylem’s David Goldsmith says: “In order to encourage the operators of ferries to allow the ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • Monitoring how aerosols affect climate change

    Monitoring aerosols is of growing interest especially as current research has indicated that fine particulates are linked to not only adverse health effects but also climate change. It has been known for some time that fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been widely linked to adverse health effects such as asthma. Approximately 70% of particulate mass generated by, for example, bush fires is less ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • PME Sophisticated Sensors Equip Field Study Funded In-Part by the National Science Foundation

    When a cadre of university researchers set out to conduct a series of oceanic field experiments, they turned to PME instrumentation to test their thesis. Underwater instrument towers girded with fast temperature and conductivity sensors, as well as vertical velocity measurements were installed near Monterey Bay, California; Eilat, Israel; and Mamala Bay, Hawaii. This study, funded by the National ...

  • Gas detection solutions for monitoring compressed breathing air

    At first glance the physiological demands of the firefighter, the scuba diver and the hospital patient have little in common. One is trained to deal with fire and rescue, one swims underwater and one is concerned with either regaining or improving their health. Yet all three depend to some extent on a safe source of compressed breathing air. In the case of the firefighter, portable breathing sets ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Environmental Sensing and Monitoring Technologies: Global Markets

    INTRODUCTION PRINCIPAL TRENDS There are two principal trends of note in the environmental sensing and monitoring business. The first is the technological revolution in the design and engineering of individual sensors and sensor components. The trend in terms of individual sensors is toward miniaturization. Making sensors smaller lowers material costs and energy requirements and makes large ...


  • BAS begins monitoring waters under largest ice shelf in Antarctica

    It was 1914 when the famed British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton advertised for crew to attempt the first trans-continental crossing of Antarctica. “Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful,” he wrote. A hundred years later, some things haven’t changed—and many things have. In spite of its bitter cold and long ...


    By RBR Ltd.

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