Innovators: Ocean Observation & Science

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ECHOSOUNDERS VERSUS AIR BUBBLES IN RESEARCH VESSELS

by wade on March 15, 2014

(HYDRO INTERNATIONAL: 28/02/2014) It is widely recognised that air bubbles may have a negative effect on echosounding systems. Klaus von Bröckel from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany, has written an article about dealing with air bubbles from sweep-down and cavitation processes and outlining experiences with the last three large research vessels (RVs Polarstern, Meteor and Maria S. Merian). The practical experience resulted in the development of an optimised new hull form for the replacement of RV Sonne. Read more.

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LOCAL SONAR INNOVATOR STACKS UP WELL AGAINST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS

by wade on March 4, 2014

The Feb. 20, edition of HYDRO International featured a story on the introduction of EdgeTech's 2205 AUV-based sonar system which they billed as “Ultra-high-resolution sidescan sonar” but no quantifiable numbers were used. That makes it difficult to determine whether or not they have a  competitive advantage  over, for example, locally based Kracken Sonar Systems Inc.
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STUDY EQUATES MARINE PROTECTED AREAS WITH BAND-AIDS ON CRITICALLLY DAMAGED ECOSYSTEM

by wade on March 4, 2014

(St. John's: 27 Feb. 2014)  A paper co-authored by Memorial University’s Dr. Rodolphe Devillers and an international group of researchers argues that established global marine protected areas (MPAs) are too often a case of all show with no substance and do not adequately protect the most vulnerable areas of the world’s oceans. Read more.

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OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE TAIPEI REGISTRATION OPEN

by wade on February 25, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially welcome to attend the world-class OCEANS event  in the center of Asia this spring.The registration page of OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE Taipei has been opened. The early bird deadline of the registration is 7 Mar. 2014.   CLICK HERE to go to the registration page.   Read more.

OCEANS'14 ST. JOHN'S CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

by wade on February 3, 2014

Abstracts are now being accepted for papers to be presented at OCEANS 14 MTS/IEEE St. John's. Abstracts must be submitted by March 26, 2014, in one of three categories:

  • Regular Technical Program: Abstract submitted for review, technical paper, presentation in technical or poster session at the conference, and publication in IEEE Xplore if all requirements are met. Oral presentation in a poster session, for those authors who prefer this option, is at the discretion of the Technical Program Co-Chairs.
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