open ocean instrumentation News

  • Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean

    A unique study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed. Professor Richard Lampitt and Dr Katsia Pabortsava, who lead microplastic research at NOC, said “There is considerable uncertainty about the concentration and characteristics of the many ...

  • Teledyne Webb Research Awarded Open Ocean Glider Contract for Ocean Observatories Initiative

    Teledyne Webb Research announced today that it has been selected to provide Open Ocean gliders for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). This award follows closely on the recent award to Teledyne Webb Research of the Coastal Glider program for the OOI. The Open Ocean Slocum G2 gliders will support the high latitude Global Arrays of the OOI. Similar to the Coastal Glider program, this ...


    By PRWeb

  • EU Ocean Energy Association conference

    Introduction Good morning. It is a great pleasure for me to be here today to address you at the 2013 Ocean Energy Europe conference. I am delighted that the EU Ocean Energy Association chose the UK to host the conference for the first time ever outside of Brussels. This illustrates the strong role that the UK has been playing and continues to play in supporting the ...

  • Natural Assets: Conservation instruments or instruments for change?

    Nobody is surprised when their water is cut off if they haven’t paid the bill. We admit that companies have to recoup their investments and maintain infrastructure (water withdrawal, treatment, distribution, etc.), on top of paying staff and suppliers. Why don’t we apply the same logic to the services offered by nature? The answer is simple: they are perceived to be free. Year after year, plant ...

  • Indian Ocean pirates impede climate observations

    Australian scientists have sought the help of the United States and Australian navies to plug a critical gap in their Argo ocean and climate monitoring program caused by Somali pirates operating in the western Indian Ocean. "We have not been able to seed about one quarter of the Indian Ocean since the increase in the piracy and that has implications for understanding a region of ...

  • 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) ...

  • YSI Level Scout

    Making it easy to obtain quality data and do it right the first time YSI instruments, software, and data collection platforms are mainly focused on environmental monitoring and testing. YSI develops, manufactures and integrates instrumentation and systems for measuring and monitoring water quality, level, and flow. This covers the spectrum of outdoor water applications such as oceans, coasts, ...

  • 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 ...

  • NASA`s

    NASA's 'Age of Aquarius' dawned Friday with the launch of an international satellite carrying the agency-built Aquarius instrument that will measure the saltiness of Earth's oceans to advance our understanding of the global water cycle and improve climate forecasts. The Aquarius/SAC-D observatory ...

  • The Institute of Oceanology, China has just taken delivery of a Chelsea SeaSoar towed oceanographic vehicle system

    Note: This press release is intended for media focusing on Ocean Business 9-11 April 2013. If you plan to use it in your online publication I'd be really grateful if you could feature it as near to the exhibition as possible. Thanks!   The Institute of Oceanology Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS), Qingdao, has just taken delivery of a Chelsea ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Outpacing climate change with atmospheric research collaboration

    Tiny particles in air called aerosols create smog, seed clouds, and control how much of the sun's heat makes it through the atmosphere. And yet these particles are the least understood aspect of climate research. Now, two research institutions are working together to tackle the role of aerosols in climate change -- specifically how aerosols from pollution, oceans and wildfires contribute to ...

  • Teledyne Webb Research Reaches Second Milestone of U.S. Navy LBS-Glider Program

    Teledyne Webb Research (TWR) announced today that it has reached the second production milestone in the Littoral Battlespace Sensing – Glider program with the U.S. Navy. Along with Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc of Huntsville, Alabama, and the University of Washington – Applied Physics Lab, the Teledyne companies have already delivered ...


    By PRWeb

  • Arctic ice on the verge of another all-time low

    Following last summer's record minimum ice cover in the Arctic, current observations from ESA's Envisat satellite suggest that the extent of polar sea-ice may again shrink to a level very close to that of last year. Envisat observations from mid-August depict that a new record of low sea-ice coverage could be reached in a matter of weeks. The animation above is a series of mosaics of the Arctic ...

  • International Team to Drill Beneath Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf

    An international team of researchers funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will travel next month to one of Antarctica's most active, remote and harsh spots to determine how changes in the waters circulating under an active ice sheet are causing a ...

  • Tsunami-recording in the deep sea - Data transfer for tsunami early warning system successfully tested

    In order to extend alert times and avoid false alarms, a new seafloor pressure recording system has been designed to detect tsunamis shortly after their development in the open ocean. The project is directed by scientists of the working group ‘Marine Observation Systems’ at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, part of the Helmholtz Association. Successful testing of the ...

  • UVic to launch new `green ship` using fuel cell technology

    Ocean innovation and research at the University of Victoria has benefitted from a $1.19 million contribution in federal funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada. The funding will help UVic to secure the powertrain equipment necessary to retrofit the former Tsekoa II into the world's first plug-in hybrid "green ship" powered by electricity, hydrogen fuel cells and low-emission diesel ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NASA: Vast Areas of West Antarctica Melted in 2005

    PASADENA, California (ENS) - A team of NASA and university scientists has found clear evidence that extensive areas of snow melted in west Antarctica in January 2005 in response to warm temperatures. Combined, the affected regions encompassed an area as big as California. This was the first widespread Antarctic melting ever detected with NASA's QuikScat satellite and the most significant melt ...

  • Oceanology International China 2015

    Valeport will be attending the Oceanology International China 2015 Exhibition, being held for the third time in China. Last years event was a great success and this years event is expected to be even better. The Exhibition is taking place between 3rd and 5th November 2015 and is being held at the CECIS complex in Shanghai. Click here to view the ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • 25 years of research in polar seas aboard the research vessel Polarstern

    On December 9, 2007, the ice-breaking research vessel Polarstern will celebrate her 25th anniversary of service: since 1982, the world¹s most powerful polar research vessel has been venturing to the Arctic and Antarctic on behalf of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, part of the Helmholtz Association. 7600 scientist from 36 nations have gained insights into the polar ...

  • Outdoor Workers’ Safety Training Should Include Mitigating Lightning Hazards

    The summer months bring increased thunderstorm activity to many regions that can kill or severely injure workers involved in outdoor activities. According to a fact sheet from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in the United States alone, cloud-to-ground lightning occurs 20 to 25 million times each year. Global ...

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