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  • Hansford Sensors slashes downtime for shipping company

    Vibration monitoring equipment from Hansford Sensors has helped an offshore supply operator to extend maintenance intervals on one of its vessels from six months to two years.  The equipment was supplied as part of a condition monitoring solution installed by Vibration Analysts Ltd. The client’s offshore supply vessels regularly transport containers to offshore oil and gas rigs and are ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • EUMETSAT to launch new satellite to monitor climate change

    Once in orbit and after it has been calibrated, the satellite will provide oceanographic products on an operational basis to the large EUMETSAT user community using the European weather satellite organisation’s proven dissemination capabilities. The main instrument onboard Jason-2 will be the Poseidon 3 dual frequency altimeter. The final orbit of the satellite will be 1,336 km above the Earth at ...

  • 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

  • Voyage to Southern Ocean to monitor greenhouse gas air-sea fluxes

    Scientists have set off from the Chilean port of Punta Arenas to spend 42 days amid the high winds and big waves of the Southern Ocean, where they will make groundbreaking measurements to explain how large amounts of climate-affecting gases move between atmosphere and sea, and vice-versa. The cruise should provide important information on factors controlling the flux of the greenhouse gas carbon ...

  • 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) ...

  • Satellite Images Display Extreme Mississippi River Flooding from Space

    Recent Landsat satellite data captured by the USGS and NASA on May 10 shows the major flooding of the Mississippi River around Memphis, Tenn., and along the state borders of Tennessee, ...

  • Modelling marine exhaust emissions in the Baltic Sea

    A new tool used to investigate exhaust emissions of marine vessels has been developed and applied to shipping in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is a busy maritime region with 3500-5000 ships operating in the area every month. Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to atmospheric pollution, leading to health and environmental problems. In May 2006, the Baltic Sea was the first area ...

  • NOC contributes to a new free online course

    Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to a new massive open online course, or mooc. The course launch is timed to coincide with wider release of data from Sentinel-3, the dedicated ocean satellite launched earlier this year Dr Val Byfield from the NOC said “Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to the development of some of the data products available from this ...

  • Torque about improving handling accuracy

    Dry bulk handling is en route to becoming a precision science with a level of control previously undreamt of, thanks to 20 years of research and development into digital non-contact torque monitoring. Dry bulk handling is following many other industrial processes that have been redeveloped from a ‘black art’ to a highly accurate and controlled procedure. A generation ago much of industry was in ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • European Commission and United Nations to deploy a joint expert team to South Korea following oil spill

    A team of marine pollution and civil protection assessment experts are being deployed to South Korea following a request made by the country to the European Commission's Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) on 12 December. Around 10,500 tonnes of crude oil were spilt some eight kilometres off Malipo in the Taean district, off Korea's west coast. The joint expert team, led by the United ...

  • First Cavotec MoorMasters™ in Scandinavia enter service with Nordic Ferry Services

    Global engineering group, Cavotec MSL, has successfully completed commissioning of Scandinavia’s first fully automated vacuum-based mooring system, MoorMaster™, with Danish ferry operator Nordic Ferry Services (NFS). “We have delivered a safe, efficient and advanced mooring solution that provides our customer with quicker turn-around times and a safer environment for both port personnel and ...


    By Cavotec SA

  • Navy rides a sea of green

    The U.S. Navy has kicked off 2010 with a wave of training and environmental stewardship successes, the culmination of significant environmental planning efforts that were underway in 2009. This past January, the Navy received annual renewals for letters of authorization under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and incidental take statements under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for three ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Further clues about subsurface oil movements

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have released its second peer-reviewed, analytical summary report about subsurface oil monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico. The report contains preliminary data collected at 227 sampling stations extending from one to 52 ...


  • DEEPSEA CHALLENGE - CO2 analysis seven miles deep

    At almost seven miles down, carbon dioxide management is critical for life support. On 26th March 2012, with James Cameron at 35,756 feet under the waves on the seabed of the Mariana Trench, he and the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE team needed real-time live data on the levels of oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), air temperature and humidity in the sub. Those four readings from a specially modified Geotech ...


    By Geotech

  • Plastic pellets everywhere, and diving robot sensors

    The Dr Fridtjof Nansen is plying the waves of the southern Indian Ocean, trawling for trash. Every time the ship's scientific crew threw down special nets, they hauled in pieces of plastics, underscoring the risk of dramatic upheavals in marine ecosystems even in one of the world's least-known and least-visited environments. An estimated 5 trillion ...

  • IBM, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland Focus on Renewable Energy

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) are working together to understand and minimize the environmental impact of converting wave energy into electricity.  This project, the first to use real-time streaming analytics for monitoring ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • CETCI Coats All Non-Metallic Enclosures to Eliminate EMI & RFI

    Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc. (CETCI) will professionally coat the interior of all non-metallic system enclosures with a protective electromagnetic interference (EMI) coating for all their gas detection monitors and selective YES branded air quality instruments. This coating is designed to reduce or eliminate potential EMI and radio frequency interference (RFI). For more than five ...

  • 39-mile dredging/capping approach used to treat fox river PCBsd

    The Lower Fox River in Wisconsin contains approximately 8 million yd3 of PCB-contaminated sediment targeted for active remediation. The site's records of decision (RODs) were amended in 2007 and 2008 to specify dredging of nearly 4 million yd3 of sediment with high concentrations of PCBs, followed by in situ capping of approximately 560 acres of sediment comprising operable units (OUs) 1 through ...

  • Unmistakable signs of a warming world

    Scientific evidence that our world is warming is unmistakable has been released today in the "2009 State of the Climate" report, issued by US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The report draws on data from 10 key climate indicators that all point to that same finding - the world is warming. The 10 indicators of temperature have been compiled by the Met Office Hadley Centre, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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