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SATELLITE-BASED BATHYMETRIC MAPPING IN IRELAND
by wade on May 3, 2013
01/05/2013: UK-based Proteus has been awarded a major contract by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) to deliver complete bathymetric surveys of five Irish bays. In addition to operational mapping, Proteus will use satellite data to create a seabed classification map and perform water quality monitoring on one of the bays for proof-of-concept purposes.
CANADIAN AMBASSADOR HEARN BOARDS VESSEL AHEAD OF TRANSATLANTIC SURVEY
by wade on April 26, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013: Research scientists from MI's Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) are joining forces with Irish scientists again this year for a translatantic survey onboard the Irish National Research Vessel, RV Celtic Explorer which will be setting sail for Newfoundland and Labrador seas to carry out fisheries research.
BEYOND THE MEETING: EXPANDED PAPERS FROM RECENT MTS CONFERENCES
by wade on April 25, 2013
Each year MTS sponsors numerous conferences, technical symposia, and workshops, including OCEANS, Dynamic Positioning, Underwater Intervention, and TechSurge. The March/April 2013 issue of the MTS Journal (Vol. 47, No. 2) provides the opportunity for papers presented at MTS conferences and workshops to be expanded into full peer-reviewed articles. The papers in this issue cover a range of diverse subjects from dynamic positioning to marine forensics and more. Read more.
"CROWD-SOURCED" BATHYMETRY PATENT GRANTED
by wade on April 18, 2013
15/04/2013: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the ARGUS (Autonomous Remote Global Underwater Surveillance) system. The patent (U.S. Patent Number 8417451 B2) has been awarded to John and William Hersey, inventors of the surveying system. John Hersey currently leads research and technology at SURVICE. Read more.
GLACIERS CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANT IRON TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
by wade on March 21, 2013
March 10, 2013: All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient. In the ocean, iron’s abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton, the base of the ocean’s food web.