Innovators: Ocean Observation & Science

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HARNESSING THE MOTION OF WAVES

by admin on January 25, 2015

Having grown up in coastal Newfoundland,  Daniel Hoyles has seen, heard and felt first hand the power of the ocean. Now the ambitious Memorial University bachelor of commerce alumnus and chief operating officer of Grey Island Energy is developing a technology to harness the ocean’s immense wave energy to power everything from a house along the coast to a massive offshore oil rig. Read more.

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NEW APPLICATIONS FOR DOPPLER PROFILERS

by admin on January 25, 2015

As more countries consider alternative, renewable sources for energy, the need for accurate methods to assess the impacts of these new technologies is growing.Dr. Len Zedel is the associate dean of Science (graduate and research) and a professor in Memorial University of Newfoundland's Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography.   Read more.

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WOODS HOLE TO GET $5M TO HELP BUILD UNDERSEA ROBOTICS FACILITIES

by admin on January 18, 2015

(Woods Hole, Mass; 21 Dec 2014) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will get $5 million from the state to build new facilities to test robotic vehicles for undersea research.   Officials say the five-year grant will help speed the development and deployment of new and existing maritime robotic technology to explore the world's oceans.
They say the use of so-called autonomous underwater vehicles is projected to grow by more than 40 percent over the next four years. Read more.

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TWO NEW U.S. OCEAN RESEARCH SHIPS TO SET SAIL IN 2015

by admin on January 8, 2015

(Anacortes, Wash.; 05 Jan. 2015) Two new U.S. research ships will take to the seas in the Arctic and Atlantic in 2015, allowing scientists around the world to explore the geology, biology, and health of the oceans.
The U.S. National Science Foundation has commissioned the Arctic research vessel Sikuliaq (pronounced see-KOO-lee-auk), while the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's (WHOI) ship, dubbed Neil Armstrong, will begin science operations late next year, said ocean researchers. Read more.

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SURFING THE ENVIRONMENTAL DATA WAVE

by admin on December 11, 2014

There’s a look of satisfaction on Dan Brake’s face as he holds out his cell phone, “There’s so much technology in this thing. The technology in this would cost $100,000 fifteen years ago and now we carry it around in our pocket. It is a heck of a lot more than just a phone,” he says, grinning widely. As a long-time technology aficionado, Brake has surfed the digital wave around the world before returning to Newfoundland and Labrador to establish his own successful company.   Read more.