Ocean Monitoring News

  • Valeport attending ICE Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017

    Valeport are attending ICE Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017 conference organised by the Institute for Civil Engineers (ICE).  Held in Liverpool, UK, from 5th to 7th September, this conference is the leading international conference highlighting global marine engineering advances. Valeport will be on stand 7, so come along and find out how we can help you. Unveiling innovative ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • New Radar Transmitter

    The new transmitter in combination with a radar sensor enables contactless flow measurement in open channels and part filled pipes. To accurately detect and to compute flow rates NIVUS have developed new dynamic hydraulic models. These models have been created for the widest range of canal shapes based on alternating filling levels. Upon request the system is also available for use in Ex zone ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Valeport Sponsor Team Hummingbird to Final of the IET Formula 24 Series

    An all-female team of budding racing drivers and technicians from Plymouth High School for Girls is celebrating as they secured a coveted place at the international final of the IET Formula 24 series, a competitive race series for electric vehicles designed, engineered and driven by 11-16 year olds. Sponsorship from Totnes-based Valeport, one of the UK’s leading ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Chinese Province Larger Than Texas Just Ran For An Entire Week On Only Renewable Energy

    While the U.S. flounders on environmental action and a growing number of cabinet officials out themselves as climate deniers, China continues to make waves as an emerging leader in this space. Chinese state media announced this week that the sprawling province of Qinghai in the country's northwest had run for seven consecutive days entirely on renewable energy. The province, which is larger than ...


    By Klean Industries Inc

  • NOC represents UK at Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

    This week the NOC provided the UK Delegation to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC). The delegation was led by NOC Executive Director, Prof Ed Hill, and supported by Head International and Strategic Partnerships and Marine Science Policy Adviser Alan Evans, and Rolly Rogers, Advisor Marine Law and Policy, who participated in the 50th Session of ...

  • Ocean circulation can impact on the effectiveness of marine protected areas

    Researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) studying the UK’s four largest Marine Protected Areas have found that, because of the ocean’s vigorous circulation, even remote, seemingly pristine habitats, are not isolated from human activities, and may be vulnerable to pollution and overfishing impacts. In recent years, a number of large Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been ...

  • The Arctic: a hotspot for marine litter

    From 31 May to 7 June, Wageningen Economic Research investigated the litter that had washed up on remote beaches in the Arctic. The most commonly found items were pieces of plastic, fishing nets and rope. Having information about the sources of this litter is crucial if we are to develop effective measures that tackle the problem at the source. On Jan Mayen, the most remote island in the ...

  • Oceaneering Secures a Three-Year Extension of Operational Inspection Frame Agreement with Statoil

    Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced that one of its oilfield business segments, Asset Integrity, has been awarded a three-year operational inspection Frame Agreement extension with Statoil Petroleum AS (“Statoil”). The Frame Agreement provides for Oceaneering to develop and implement inspection and maintenance programs related to 14 ...

  • Oceaneering to Provide Services and Products for Shell’s Appomattox Development in Gulf of Mexico

    Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide services and products to support the design, fabrication and installation of ancillary flowline hardware for the Appomattox development in the Mississippi Canyon Area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for Shell Offshore Inc. (“Shell”). The scope of work for ...

  • Understanding A Future Fuel

    Caterpillar Marine has announced the unveiling of the first LNG (liquefied natural gas) test bed for gas-fueled engines at its facility in Kiel, Germany. The LNG preparation unit consists of an LNG tank and a gas preparation unit, both in 40 ft. container size and both developed and supplied by Marine Service GmbH, Hamburg. ...

  • Eppic News Update

    The first quarter of 2017, the most active for articles & titles compilation periods so far, promises to continue into the year based on projections to date. For January-March, 39 conferences were indexed, including 7 mega-conferences on composting, power generation environmental topics, marine oil spills, radioactive waste management, ecology, and bioremediation. Our usual 125 journals & ...

  • India’s First Sediment Trap-Based Flux Studies in Southern Ocean

    In order to understand the response of the Southern Ocean as a carbon sink and its response to changing global climate conditions, a long-term flux study called “Southern Ocean Carbon Processes-SOCarP” was conceived at the National Centre For Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), India, using moored sediment traps. In early 2017, ...

  • Ocean Absorption of Carbon Dioxide More than Makes Up for Methane Emissions from Seafloor Methane Seeps

    The ocean waters near the surface of the Arctic Ocean absorbed 2,000 times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than the amount of methane that escaped into the atmosphere from the same waters, according to a study by the USGS Gas Hydrates Project and collaborators in Germany and Norway. The study was conducted near Norway’s Svalbard Islands, above several  ...

  • Marine services: environmental protection & preservation

    We’re called Global Diving & Salvage but there’s much more to us than what’s in our name. Global offers expansive services beyond diving and salvage work, including environmental marine services. Our people, experience, and proven track record make us the top provider of marine services on the West Coast, with environmental crews based in Washington and California. ...

  • McLane research named 2017 MA small business exporter of the year

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected McLane Research Laboratories, Inc. as 2017 Exporter of the Year for the Commonwealth of MA. ...

  • International collaborative expedition to shed light on microplastics and ocean carbon

    On Friday the 14th of April the RRS Discovery will leave Southampton for a research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained ocean observatory (PAP-SO) in the Northeast Atlantic. This expedition aims to answer fundamental questions about the distribution, fate and effects of microplastic pollution, as well as measuring sinking particles containing carbon, through an international ...

  • Marine Safety – Monitoring Shipping Vessel Impact on Coastal Shores

    With Canada aiming to increase marine safety within its coastal shores, Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) prove to be well suited for the task. Through the Ocean Protection Plan, the Canadian Government plans to increase funding to marine safety services to each of the country’s coasts; including the shipping passages in the Arctic waters. The program highlights the need for ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Go big or go home: instrumenting the nearshore

    Leaning over the side of the 22-foot boat and pulling up the first line of temperature sensors, oceanographer Jamie MacMahan described the state of the line as the worst bio-fouling he had ever seen. It was slimy and smelly. One down, 34 more to go. This was only a pilot project, but MacMahan’s mantra of ‘Go big or go home’ meant that more than 300 instruments were attached to ...


    By RBR Ltd.

  • Oceaneering Space Systems Receives NASA’s Safety and Health Excellence Award

    Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that a division of its Advanced Technologies business unit, the Oceaneering Space Systems (“OSS”) team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (“JSC”), was awarded the JSC 2016 Contractor Safety and Health Forum (“CSF”) Safety Excellence Award – “Super Nova”. This is the fourth consecutive year ...

  • IFCB in new Long-Term Ecological Research Site

    Imaging FlowCytobot samplers (IFCBs) manufactured by McLane will be installed in a new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site off the Northeast coast of the United States. LTER programs focus attention on specific sites representing major ecosystem types, and undertake long-term assessments of populations, communities, and the physical environment. ...

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