seabed survey News

  • Mainstream gets EU funding to carry out €2.8 million seabed survey for Energy Bridge export project

    Mainstream Renewable Power has been awarded funding of €1.4 million by the European Commission to cover half the costs of conducting a survey of the seabed in the Irish Sea to investigate the best route for the cable which will transport electricity from wind farms in Ireland to the UK’s National Grid. The survey is planned to be carried out in 2014 and 2015 in line with ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Clean-up removes 29 `significant` particles from seabed

    More than a hundred fragments of spent nuclear fuel were removed from the seabed in the latest phase of work to clean up and shut down the former nuclear research site at Dounreay. The particles were detected and retrieved by a remotely-operated vehicle that systematically scanned an area of seabed equivalent in size to more than 10 football pitches. ...

  • Valeport Hydrographic Equipment Helps Shallow Survey 2015 Get Results

    Shallow Survey 2015 is the international conference for experts in high resolution surveys in shallow water (less than 200 metres in depth).  It was established in Sydney, Australia in 1999 and since held in New Hampshire, USA in 2001 and again in Sydney in 2003, Plymouth, UK in 2005, New Hampshire in 2008, New Zealand in 2012 and this year it returns to Plymouth, Devon, ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • First broad-scale maps of life on the sea-shelf

    They examined the shelf seascape during a three-year program of the Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities (CERF) Marine Biodiversity Hub. Hub director, Professor Nic Bax of CSIRO and the University of Tasmania, says the program developed and applied a consistent, national approach to biodiversity mapping. “The program compiled existing biological survey datasets, mapped 1868 square ...

  • Scientists fear methane emissions from oceans and tundra due to warming

    Warming of the ocean in the Arctic over the last 30 years has triggered the release of methane from seabed sediments, according to U.K. researchers. During a recent Arctic survey, scientists from the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) found more than 250 plumes of methane gas bubbles rising from the seabed in one area, at depths of about 500 to 1600 feet. The scientists believe the ...

  • Ocean floor to be cleaned as part of Tasman Bay biosecurity operation

    MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is arranging to dredge an area of seabed in Tasman Bay early next week to reduce the risk posed by marine organisms that fell on the ocean floor during the cleaning of an oil rig there late last year. The rig, the Ocean Patriot, had been directed to remove biofouling species that had been listed as potential pests (including New Zealand's green shell mussel) ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • New pictures reveal rich Antarctic marine life in area of rapid climate change

    New photographs of ice fish, octopus, sea pigs, giant sea spiders, rare rays and beautiful basket stars that live in Antarctica’s continental shelf seas are revealed this week by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). As part of an international study on sea surface to seabed biodiversity a research team from across Europe, USA, Australia and South Africa onboard the BAS Royal Research Ship James ...

  • SeaBird - 2D & 3D Contracts awarded

    14 April, 2010.  Cyprus: SeaBird Exploration Limited ('SeaBird' or 'SBX') is pleased to provide a contract update regarding its business ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Clarifying arctic sovereignty - for better or worse

    Five Arctic coastal nations have agreed to let the United Nations rule on conflicting territorial claims to the Arctic seabed, which may hold up to one fourth of the world’s undiscovered hydrocarbon reserves. Many believe any outcome will be destructive to Arctic habitats and that an international treaty for protecting these waters is necessary. Ministers from Canada, Denmark, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • LiDAR monitoring coastal erosion

    Subject to intense meteorological events, including windstorms and heavy waves, Corsica has seen significant erosion of its coastline in the past 25 years and a decline in the surface area occupied by seagrass beds. Key to the success of this new initiative will be the Hawk Eye II scanning device, with its capability to capture precision data from both land and seabed terrain simultaneously, in ...

  • Hi-techs strategies reveal Europe’s underwater map at ESOF 2008

    Cold-water corals and the mud volcanoes of Europe remain a mystery to many Europeans. Despite EU waters covering an area much larger than the continent, little is known about this hidden underwater map of Europe. This knowledge gap was highlighted at the ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) event, held on 21 July 2008 in Barcelona. “Much progress has been made in the field of marine technology in ...


    By European Science Foundation

  • Environmental study to inform location of future offshore energy developments

    A new study of the UK's shores, published this week, recommends there's scope for between 5,000 and 7,000 more offshore wind turbines, enough to power the equivalent of almost all the homes in the UK and make a massive contribution to renewable energy targets. Experts have spent more than a year surveying the environment of the UK's seas to assess the potential for further development in offshore ...


  • Expedition to map the Arctic seafloor

    American and Canadian scientists are setting sail this summer to map the Arctic seafloor and gather data to help define the outer limits of the continental shelf. Each country may exercise sovereign rights over their extended continental shelf’s natural resources of the seabed and subsoil. These rights and authorities include control over minerals, petroleum and sedentary organisms such as clams, ...

  • Australia’s ocean research ship open to Sydneysiders

    RV Southern Surveyor is the only dedicated Australian research ship equipped to perform marine research in the offshore waters of Australia and Oceania. It is used by Australian universities, CSIRO and other research organisations and their international collaborators to improve our understanding of the marine environment. Australia’s ocean territory is the third largest in the world and only ...

  • Metoc Manages Environmental Engineering for BritNed’s 600 Million Euro Interconnector Project

    Metoc plc has completed marine cable engineering and consent applications for the construction of BritNed’s 600 million Euro HVDC interconnector. When it becomes operational at the end of 2010, the Interconnector will enable energy trading and increase the security of supply between the UK, The Netherlands and the wider European market. BritNed is a joint venture between the two power ...


    By Metoc plc

  • AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd announces AC-ROV sales news

    Leading micro ROV manufacturer AC-CESS Co UK Ltd (Aberdeen, Scotland) has reported a number of last quarter 2008 successes with its AC-ROV Underwater Inspection System including the following: The company has achieved its first 2 sales in the Russian Federation with AC-ROV distributor Underwater Technique and Tetis Pro both of Moscow, purchasing high specification systems for undisclosed clients. ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • Searching for the elements needed for low-carbon technology on the sea-floor

    Today the Royal Research ship (RRS) James Cook will embark on an expedition to discover new sources of the rare metals, critical for low carbon technologies. This forty day investigation will use robotic submarines, autonomous seafloor instruments and drilling to answer questions about what controls the formation of these marine mineral deposits on the floor of the North East Atlantic. Chief ...

  • UK’s oldest deep-water Marine Protected Area successfully protects coral reefs

    A unique study recently published by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and University College Cork shows that deep, cold-water corals are very slow to recover from damage. Therefore deep-water Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) protect vulnerable marine ecosystems most effectively when they are put in place before that damage occurs. This study used data from deep-water robots to ...

  • Fraunhofer Tests a New Underwater Energy Storage Concept

    The Fraunhofer Institute is planning to test a new storage concept in a German lake before the end of this year. The storage idea, which involves placing hollow concrete globes on sea or lake beds, resembles an underwater balloon technology already developed by ...


    By Greentech Media

  • SeaBird - 2D Contracts awarded

    26 February, 2010.  Cyprus: SeaBird Exploration ...


    By Thomson Reuters

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