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FOSTERING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR NATIONAL SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE

by wade on August 8, 2013

(Cambridge, UK, 08 Aug. 2013)The third session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) took place in Cambridge, UK, from 24 to 26 July 2013. Over 70 UN Member States were represented at the third session of UN-GGIM together with representatives from nearly 20 international organisations, including the IHO.   Read more.

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US DECLARES NATIONAL MARINE TECHNOLOGY WEEK

by wade on August 8, 2013

(Washington, D,C,THUR, AUG.02, 2013) U.S. Rep. Sam Farr (D.CA 20) and U.S. Rep. Don Young (R AK, AL) yesterday introduced a House resolution to designate the week of September 22, 2013 through September 28, 2013 as ‘National Marine Technology Week’ to recognize the important contributions marine technology has made to the United States.
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DUE DATE LOOMS FOR ATLANTIC INNOVATION FUND

by wade on August 2, 2013

(St. John`s, August 02, 2013) If you are an Atlantic Canadian Innovator then you likely know that ACOA has issued the latest invitation to those organizations intending to qualify for Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) support. It is time to put pen to paper. The application process starts with the submission of a mandatory Letter of Intent to ACOA before August 14, 2:00 p.m. AST. Read more.

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JOT CALLS FOR PAPERS: MODELLING AND FORECASTING OCEAN CONDITIONS

by wade on July 11, 2013

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research related to modelling and forecasting ocean conditions for its December 2013 issue. Papers should present the results of new (i.e., not previously published) research in ocean technology, science or engineering, and be no more than 7,500 words in length.   All papers are subject to a rigorous peer-review process and must be submitted no later than August 30, 2013.   Read more.

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ROBOTIC PROBE LAUNCHER COULD TRANSFORM OCEAN DATA COLLECTION

by wade on July 11, 2013

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 28 June 2013) Our understanding of the ocean and its variability relies on the tools ocean scientists deploy to collect data. One tool routinely used is the eXpendable BathyThermograph (XBT) probe, which is usually deployed manually at sea. One probe is launched approximately every hour for 36 hours. Oceanographic data has been collected this way for several decades. However, an advanced robotic auto-launcher system has now been developed to make the process more efficient.
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