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  • UK Met Office releases new groundbreaking sea monitoring system

    A ground-breaking Motion Forecasting and Monitoring System has been awarded the prestigious 2007 RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects) and LRET (Lloyd's Register Educational Trust) Ship Safety Award. This successful system from oil and gas construction company Saipem uses Met Office wave energy forecasts to give predictions of how vessels will react to sea conditions. These predictions ...


    By The Met Office

  • Subsea actuators and gearboxes assist first-of-kind commercial wave energy project

    Rotork Australia has supplied subsea rack and pinion hydraulic valve actuators and subsea gearboxes for an innovative renewable energy wave technology project on Garden Island, near Perth in Western Australia. The patented CETO (Carnegie Wave Energy) technology converts ocean swells into a source of energy for power generation and water desalination plants. Unlike other wave technology systems, ...


    By Rotork plc

  • DOE Launches Wave Energy Water Desalination Prize Competition

    Recently (6/13), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially opened the first stage of the Waves to Water Prize, which seeks to accelerate the development of wave energy powered desalination systems and launch novel technologies to address critical water security challenges. The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Test rig for optimised ultrasonic measurements

    The NIVUS flow meter experts have developed a hydrophone test bench in close cooperation with the University of Ulm. Utilising the possibility to make ultrasonic waves virtually visible, the manufacturer in the future is able to optimise sensors regarding the signal efficiency. The goal is to achieve higher measurement accuracies from the same amount of energy. Ultrasonic flow ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • 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

  • Dr. Dick K.P. Yue joins RME advisory board

    RME is pleased to announce that Dr. Dick K.P. Yue has joined RME’s Advisory Board. Dick is the Philip J. Solondz Professor of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering at MIT where has been a faculty member in Ocean Engineering since 1983. His main research contributions are in theoretical and computational hydrodynamics, and he is internationally recognized for his ...

  • Positive review received by book on large-scale strategies for the environment

    David McCorquodale, co-chair of Green Pages (the US Green Party quarterly), just released a positive review for Mark C. Henderson's book on large-scale strategies for the environment. It is currently posted on the publisher's website (Waves of the Future, http://wavesofthefuture.net) and will be printed in the February 2009 issue of Green Pages ...


    By Waves of the Future

  • Climate change could impact wave height, says study

    Average wave size will increase in many parts of the southern hemisphere over the twenty-first century, but decrease in the north, according to an international study on the impact of climate change on oceanic activity. The study, published in Nature Climate Change last month (13 January), predicts a wave height ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New research into climate change and waves released

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, this week released new research to improve understanding of how climate change might affect off-shore waves and the potential impact on our coastal zones. The research investigated climatic conditions which could lead to changes in waves on Australia’s coast, including ‘extreme waves’ of around three metres or more. The available modelled ...


    By Australian Government

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Berkeley researchers create first hyperlens for sound waves

    Ultrasound and underwater sonar devices could “see” a big improvement thanks to development of the world’s first acoustic hyperlens. Created by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the acoustic hyperlens provides an eightfold boost in the magnification power of sound-based imaging technologies. Clever physical manipulation of the ...

  • A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration

    To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface -- an underwater "internet of things." But how to supply constant power to scores of sensors designed to stay for long durations in the ocean's deep? MIT researchers have an answer: a battery-free underwater communication ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Landscape Architects` Green Roof Kept Runoff Out of DC Sewers

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 21, 2007 (ENS) - In July 2006, The American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA replaced the conventional roof on its downtown Washington, DC headquarters with a green roof, and in the process installed equipment to gather data on stormwater runoff, water quality, and temperature. When the figures were tallied in May, the new green roof was found to ...

  • Energy Department Announces $4 Million for University Consortium to Advance America’s Water Power Industry

    The Energy Department today announced $4 million to engage America’s research universities in the effort to accelerate the development of the emerging marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy industry in the United States. This funding will support high-impact research projects designed to enable the capture of renewable wave and tidal energy, while supporting the growth of a globally ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Environment Agency completes repairs to Preston Beach sea defences

    The Environment Agency has completed five weeks of intensive work to restore the sea defences damaged by the severe winter storms at Preston Beach. A significant amount of shingle was washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. During a series of severe storms in early January and February 2014 the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme took a pounding and ...

  • Environment Agency repairs sea defences

    During severe storms in early January and over the past week, many coastal locations have been battered by large waves. A significant amount of shingle has been washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. A number of severe flood warnings have been issued since Christmas 2013 due to the washing away of the shingle beach allowing the waves to run up ...

  • Air Products Wins 2012 SMT China Vision Award for New-Generation Inert Wave Soldering Technology

    June 07, 2012 Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that its new-generation Inert Wave Soldering technology has recently won the 6th SMT China Vision Award in the wave soldering category. This technology addresses the major quality and cost issues faced by the electronics assembly and packaging industry by providing improved nitrogen inerting in wave soldering applications. The SMT ...


    By Air Products

  • South Padre Island water park cited by US Department of Labor`s OSHA for failing to protect workers from hazardous energy sources

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Enterprize Management Inc. and Schlitterbahn Beach Resort Management LLC, both doing business as Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Resort in South Padre Island, Texas, for six safety violations regarding hazardous energy sources that fatally crushed a 20-year-old lifeguard and severely ...

  • 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

  • Mangrove-mud coasts; a muddy story (5)

    In my previous blogs, I have tried to convince you that the erosion of mangrove-mud coasts is directly related to thoughtless land-use. Though the observations are self-evident, we need to understand the ...


    By Wetlands International

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