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ICE-STEEL IMPACT IN ARCTIC OPERATIONS

by wade on June 13, 2013

Increased interest in oil and gas exploration, and shipping in the arctic has highlighted the need to better understand impact forces between ice and steel structures, and to improve the tools that are used to design ships and offshore structures for year-round Arctic operations.
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RAPID ACIDIFICATION AFFECTING ARCTIC OCEAN

by wade on June 2, 2013

Rashid Sumaila, with the University of British Columbia, is one of 60 scientists at the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme who took part in an international study on Arctic Ocean acidification. The group released its results at a conference in Norway this week.

The acidification has a wide range of effects, from calcifying species being unable to form hard shells, which then affects other animals up the food chain, right to people who rely on the ocean for food sources. Read more.

AUV MANUFACTURING IN THE USA: MARKET RESEARCH REPORT

by wade on June 2, 2013

May 23, 2013: The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Manufacturing industry has generated robust growth over the past five years. From 2008 to 2013, industry revenue has posted double-digit gains, growing at an average annual rate of 13.8% to an estimated $156.9 million in revenue.
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NEW ATLANTIC OCEAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE TO INVOLVE EU, CANADA AND US

by wade on June 2, 2013


The Marine Institute in Galway was today the setting for the signing of an agreement between the EU, the US and Canada to pave the way for collaborative scientific and observational research into the Atlantic Ocean.

The agreement, called the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation, was signed at the Marine Institute on the second day of a conference on the Atlantic as a shared resource.

The new alliance will see the EU, the US and Canada team up for ocean observation and research.
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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.
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