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  • New generation of Chinese environmental monitoring satellite now in orbit

    China has successfully launched the first of its new generation of polar-orbiting meteorological satellites, Fengyun-3A. Fengyun-3A was launched on 27 May 2008 from Taiyuan satellite launch centre in Shanxi Province of China. The payload of this new generation spacecraft is comprised of a complex suite of instruments including visible and infrared imagers, infrared and microwave sounders, a ...

  • Unexplored Arctic region to be mapped

    A scientific expedition this fall will map the unexplored Arctic seafloor where the U.S. and Canada may have sovereign rights over natural resources such as oil and gas and control over activities such as mining. Both countries will use the resulting data to establish the outer limits of the continental shelf, according to the criteria set out in the Convention on the Law of the Sea. The extended ...

  • New Environmental Sampling Unit From Crowcon

    The new Environmental Sampling Unit (ESU) from Crowcon is a cost effective device for monitoring high density gases such as chlorine, sulphur dioxide and flammable vapours where positioning a conventional sensor is not practical. An electric fan draws an air sample into the chamber via a pipe, where Xgard detectors monitor the presence of flammable or toxic gases. The ESU is ideal for ...

  • From Home to Home - Axe Rawlinson Update

    Rowing from Home to Home - Adventurer heads for New Zealand from Singapore. Preparation is going well. To further explain what's happening Axe has produced a short video. Click here for a Video on the Exhibition In this epic journey, Kiwi adventurer Grant 'Axe' ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Scope 3 GHG Emissions - Emissions beyond the own fence

    Since January 2010, 70 corporations have been road-testing two new global standards by measuring the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their products and supply chains. These standards are part of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative, which provides standards and guidance for companies and other organizations preparing a GHG emissions inventory. These new standards are focusing on the ...


    By thinkstep

  • Recovery Act Funds will upgrade earthquake monitoring

    Grants totaling $5 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are being awarded to 13 universities nationwide to upgrade critical earthquake monitoring networks and increase public safety. “These stimulus grants will save lives as well as create jobs,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said today. “More than 75 million Americans in 39 states face the risk of earthquakes. ...

  • NASA`s NPP Satellite Completes Comprehensive Testing

    The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) has successfully completed its most comprehensive end-to-end compatibility test of the actual satellite and all five scientific instruments at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production ...

  • Satellite data provide insight into melting Arctic ice

    In September 2012, the smallest ice spread to date in the Arctic was recorded. With data from satellites, scientists at SMHI have analysed changes in the atmosphere, and then compared the conditions for the ice melt in 2012 with 2007, the previous record low for ice spread. “Satellite-based monitoring of the atmosphere can be an important source of knowledge in predicting extreme ...

  • New sports alliance brings environmental awareness to the game

    The grass is about to become a little greener in the Pacific Northwest as six professional sports teams start working overtime to reach a common goal - environmental sustainability. A   group of sports leagues, teams and venues seeking to reduce their environmental impact has formed a coalition called the Green Sports Alliance ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hydrographic Society SW UK At Valeport 2015

    Valeport welcomed more than 40 guests their offices on the River Dart earlier this month and were delighted to host The Hydrographic Society South West branch for their opening meeting of the 2015-16 season. The welcome and opening presentation was given by Matthew Quartley, MD. In a candid presentation he discussed the impact that the down turn of the Oil & Gas sector was having on the ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • World Hydrography Day 21 June 2015

    On 21st June each year the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) celebrates World Hydrography Day. World Hydrography Day is the opportunity to increase public awareness of the vital role that hydrography plays in everyone’s life. The theme for this year’s World Hydrography Day, which is also the 94th anniversary of the establishment of the IHO, is: “Our seas ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • ‘Hidden larder’ for sharks and whales revealed in Welsh waters

    The mission saw an unmanned underwater glider travel to an area around 50 miles to the south west of Wales called the Celtic Deep, which is a haven for wildlife but also an extremely busy shipping route and fishing ground. The glider travelled 600 km in 30 days, undertaking nearly 3000 dives from the sea surface to the seabed at a depth of 100m. Data from the glider shows a previously hidden ...

  • Canadian Hydrographic Conference 2016

    This week the Canadian Hydrographic Conference takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from May 16th - 19th at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel. This major Hydrographic Industry event is a great combination of Keynote Speeches from Industry Leaders, Technical Sessions, Demos and Exhibition & Trade Shows. The conference lasts for 4 days and has something for everyone involved in the ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Alaska continental slope 100 miles farther out than thought

    The foot of the continental slope off Alaska is more than 100 nautical miles farther from the U.S. coast than previously assumed, according to new Arctic sea floor data released today by the University of New Hampshire and the federal government. The data could support U.S. rights to natural resources of the sea floor beyond the generally accepted limit of 200 nautical miles from the coast. ...

  • IBM helps cities take the guesswork out of city services

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today inaugurated a free website called City Forward (http://www.cityforward.org). It's designed to improve the quality of life in cities of all sizes around the world by helping officials make sounder and more scientific decisions on city services. The site gives policy makers, citizen-advocates and the public a new perspective on how their ...

  • Eaton Shares Five Questions to Ask Your Employer About its Fire Prevention Plan in Honor of October’s Fire Prevention Month

    Power management company Eaton today offers five questions to ask your employer about its fire prevention plan as part of Fire Prevention Month this October. Understanding your workplace’s fire prevention plan and what to expect in an emergency can save precious time. Many employers are required to have an emergency action plan and most ...


    By Eaton Corporation

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