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  • New radar satellite technique sheds light on ocean current dynamics

    Ocean surface currents have long been the focus of research due to the role they play in weather, climate and transportation of pollutants, yet essential aspects of these currents remain unknown. By employing a new technique – based on the same principle as police speed-measuring radar guns – to satellite radar data, scientists can now obtain information necessary to understand better the ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Radar water level sensor undergoes river thames trial

    Environment Agency hydrologists have recently trialled a new radar water level sensor at a site by Molesey Lock on the River Thames near Hampton Court Palace. The sensor was installed during October 2008 and initial results indicate that significant time and cost savings are possible with the new technology. Water level measurements are taken at Molesey Lock for onward transmission to the ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • 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 ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Break up of massive southern Atlantic iceberg

    Envisat has captured the break up of the massive A53A iceberg located just east of the South Georgia Island in the southern Atlantic Ocean.  A huge fissure was spotted running south to north through the berg on 1 March by C-CORE, the Canadian ice-tracking service, while studying satellite images collected from Envisat’s Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument using the Polar View ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Satnav reflection technology for remote sensing of the Earth

    A rain of navigation signals falls constantly upon the Earth from GPS and the initial satellites in Europe's Galileo system, enabling an ever-increasing number of positioning and guidance services. Afterwards these microwave beams bounce back to space – where a proposed ESA mission aims to harness them as a scientific resource and explore their potential for terrestrial remote sensing ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Agilent Technologies to demonstrate newest RF/Microwave design and test products at international microwave symposium

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) will demonstrate its newest design and test products for advanced RF and microwave research, development and manufacturing at the 2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), June 7-9, at the Baltimore Convention ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Ground Crews Talk Sense On Generator Maintenance

    Aircraft servicing times are being reduced, enabling more flying hours, thanks to a new fully automatic generator testing station developed by MEL Aviation in Sudbury, Suffolk. A key element in the design of the station is the use of a TorqSense non-contact torque sensor, which can be deployed instantly for high performance acceleration and deceleration tests of aircrafts’ ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • A*STAR Musters Global Leaders and Local Stakeholders of Automotive Industry in R&D Consortium for Next-Generation Vehicles

    Singapore, Oct 29, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) today announced the funding of eight new projects under its Capabilities for Automotive Research (A*CAR) consortium, bringing the total value to S$17.5 million for the consortium's 10 research projects jointly selected with industry partners to tackle current challenges in the automotive ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Valeport Reveal Latest Optical Sensors at OI 2016

    Valeport are highlighting their latest products in Optical Sensors and CTD Profilers at the Oceanology International 2016. Valeport is using OI 2016 as the platform for the first showing of their latest sensor in the Hyperion optical range, the Hyperion-T and their newest profiling technology innovation the rapidCTD. The UK’s leading manufacturer of oceanographic, hydrographic ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Federal Water Scientists Prepare to Weather the Big Storms

    Reston, Virginia - With the start of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, says it is better prepared than before to help the nation cope with the three to five major storms forecast for this year. The federal agency says it can offer improved monitoring of conditions on the ground from flooding and storm surge, enhanced ability to navigate in ...

  • TideStation Being Launched at Seawork 2016

    This week sees the unveiling of the new Valeport TideStation - Tidal Observation System - at Seawork International 2016, Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition being held at the Mayflower Park, Southampton, UK. ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • ASTM D6066 - 11 Standard Practice for Determining the Normalized Penetration Resistance of Sands for Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential

    Normalization of penetration resistance data is a frequently used method to evaluate the liquefaction susceptibility of sands. A large case history database from many countries has been accumulated to estimate instability of saturated sands during earthquakes (1,2,3,4). This test is used extensively for a great variety of geotechnical exploration programs where ...


    By ASTM International

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