Ocean Monitoring News

  • Oceaneering to Provide ROV, Survey and Associated Services for Mærsk Supply Service

    Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Mærsk Supply Service A/S (“Mærsk”) to provide eight work-class remotely operated vehicles (“ROVs”), survey and associated services, including subsea tooling, engineering, communication and data solutions, to support ...

  • What are you looking for? ACT Report of miniDOT Logger Released

    PME’s miniDOT logger has been used to measure dissolved oxygen concentration and temperature in various research projects and under various weather and environmental conditions. The Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) tested PME’s miniDOT logger over the past 18 months. Our logger was tested both in the laboratory and also at 3 field sites including freshwater, brackish ...

  • Flow Metering using Radar for Ex-Zone 1

    The OFR flow sensor by NIVBUS GmbH was approved for use in Ex-Zone 1 by TÜV Nord. In addition to ATEX approval required mainly in Europe the company was approved according to IECEx standard which is preferably demanded in English-speaking countries. This allows contactless flow measurements in many applications including sewers. In order to obtain the Ex approvals a new sensor material was ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Steatite formally partners with NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

    Steatite, a leader in the development of power solutions for extreme environments, has formally become a partner with the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. With over 30 years’ experience in the development of lithium batteries, Steatite’s move into the Innovation Centre is a sign of the company’s potential to secure their position as global leader for innovative power solutions ...

  • Aquatec launch next generation of hydrotest monitoring instrumentation

    Following the success of the reliable and popular HYDROlog 2000 hydrotest logger, Aquatec Group is proud to announce the launch of the next generation of hydrotest monitoring equipment – HYDRO 3000. At the core of this new range is the HYDROlog ...


    By Aquatec Group Ltd

  • John Deere Power Systems Marine Engine Lineup Meets Recreational Craft Directive II

    John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced today that eight of its marine propulsion engines meet the Recreational Craft Directive II (RCD II). The lineup of PowerTech™ marine engines with power ratings from 75 to 559 kW (100 to 750 hp) offers customers a broad selection of reliable and powerful engine options. The PowerTech propulsion engines that meet the requirements for RCD II will be ...


    By John Deere

  • Crestchic provides ideal loadbank solution for leading engine manufacturer

    MAN Diesel & Turbo, France has acquired two 4500 KW resistive loadbanks and two 4.5 MVA integrated stackable step-down transformers from Crestchic, a Burton-on-Trent based business. The loadbanks and transformers are now used to test up to 6300 KW marine diesel engines, which MAN manufacture at their St Nazaire site in France. During testing, the engines are linked to a generator and the ...


    By Crestchic Ltd.

  • Energy Institute celebrate the best students in Aberdeen

    The Energy Institute (EI) celebrated Aberdeen's best MSc students by hosting a special competition evening on 29 November. The event, sponsored by Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited was organised by the EI Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch to honour the best energy papers from MSc students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen (UoA). This annual event is held to bring ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Assistant, Associate, and senior scientist (Tenure Track) - Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

    The Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry (MC&G) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (www.whoi.edu/main/mcg) invites exceptional candidates to apply for a tenure‐track or tenured scientific‐staff position (Assistant, Associate and Senior Scientist) to complement and expand existing programs on the chemistry of the ocean and its interactions with the Earth as a ...

  • Real-Time Ocean Observing Systems

    Sea-Bird's Inductive Modem (IM) system for moorings provides reliable, real-time data transmission for up to 100 instruments that can be positioned or repositioned at any depth, without the use of cable connectors. IM moorings use standard plastic-jacketed wire rope as both the transmission line and mooring tension member. The heart of the IM system is an Inductive Modem Module (IMM) that ...

  • New mini robot sub unveiled at the NOC

    The first robotic microsub capable of being deployed from a robotic surface vehicle was unveiled at the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This innovative new design, led by Planet Ocean & co-developed by NOC, ASV ltd & The University of Southampton, is around three times smaller than current autonomous underwater ...

  • MATS17 dates announced

    The MAT Showcase for 2017 will take place during the week of 13 - 17 November. The NOC has been pioneering in the development of Marine Autonomous Systems for 20 years now, developing platforms that have collected data from the most challenging environments, transforming our understanding of the ocean. Join us at our next exciting showcase for unique insight into current projects, ...

  • Marine Robotics Innovation Centre celebrates 1st Anniversary

    The Marine Robotics Innovation Centre is where science meets business, bringing together a range of industries to develop the next generation of marine autonomy. Opened by Science Minister, Jo Johnson, on 23 November 2015 the centre is now celebrating a very successful first year of operation. ...

  • Marine Robotics Innovation Centre 1 year anniversary

    Southampton’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre is this week celebrating its one year anniversary, by hosting a week of marine technology events and welcoming a recent flurry of new partners and members. Opened in November last year, by Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, the centre now has 19 members and eight companies located in ...

  • Don’t throw caution to the wind with offshore turbine maintenance

    The European Union’s push away from fossil fuels toward renewables, along with falling costs, has seen offshore wind thrive. And the sector is about to receive another boost, now that the focus on and investment in floating wind turbines is reaching fruition. This incredible feat of engineering has the potential to totally reshape offshore renewables, allowing for greater ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • New Member for Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

    Liquid Robotics®, the leader in long duration, unmanned surface ocean robots has become the newest Associate Member of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. Kevin Forshaw, Associate Director, Innovation and Enterprise at the NOC said, “As the Liquid Robotics® Wave ...

  • 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 ...

  • Next Wave Of IoT Investment to Occur in Streetlight Market

    October 25, 2016 -- The first wave of Internet of Things (IoT) investment has already occurred in the utility sector with smart grid deployments. The next wave will take place in the public outdoor street lighting market. Over the course of the next decade, cities and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • I didn’t learn science at the International Marine Conservation Congress

    I didn’t learn science at the International Marine Conservation Congress (@IMCC2016). That is, I learned power, privilege and equity, and how it is intricately tied to science and conservation. In the last year I worked with students who were facing ...

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