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TIANJIN UNIVERSITY TESTS LONG-RANGE UUV

by wade on June 30, 2014

Researchers with Tianjin University, one of the largest multidisciplinary engineering universities in China, have completed a test of the autonomous underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV), "Haiyan," in the South China Sea, the Qingdao News reports in an online story postedf Junbe 29, 2014.   During the test, the vehicle worked consecutively for 21 days and reached a depth of 1,094 meters. With an endurance of 30 days, the torpedo-shaped vessel moves at a maximum underwater speed of close to six kilometers per hour, reports China's largest online news source. Read more.

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CANADIAN ASTRONAUT HANSEN PART OF NASA UNDERSEA MISSION

by wade on June 21, 2014

(Longueuil, Quebec, June 10, 2014) Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen has explored impact craters in the High Arctic and lived and trained in deep caves. Now he's found a new way to challange his body and his mind. Jeremy will spend 7 days under 19 metres of water in extreme conditions that closely resemble a space environment. Read more.

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STUDYING DEEPWATER GATEWAY TO ARCTIC OCEAN

by wade on June 21, 2014

For 17 years, scientists from the deep-sea observatory, AWI-HAUSGARTEN  west of the island of Spitsbergen, have been conducting long-term oceanographic studies at 78.8° north in the Fram Strait. For 15 years AWI-HAUSGARTEN has been operated by the Alfred Wegner Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). They are attempting to quantify variations in the water mass and heat exchange between the northern North-Atlantic and the central Arctic, as well as in the circulation within the Strait.   Read more.


			

ACAP Humber Arm

June 11, 2014

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