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Friday, June 1st, 2012

OceanWise Web Mapping Solution Chosen by Welsh Government for Marine Planning

The Welsh Government has chosen a web mapping application from emapsite and OceanWise to supplement a public consultation exercise. The application supports the consultation by enabling online users to see the ecological basis for ten potential options for Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs).

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

DEEP-SEA Expedition to Install Tsunami “Antenna”

The first NEPTUNE Canada ocean expedition of 2012 is preparing to cast off from Esquimalt on Sunday, May 27 aboard the 274-ft. research vessel, Thomas G. Thompson. A major highlight of the month-long operations “cruise” is the installation of a deep-sea tsunami “antenna”—the first of its kind in the world. The star-shaped array of four

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Cryosat Aids Knowledge of the Ocean Floor

CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies. High-resolution mapping of the topography of the ocean floor is now being added to the ice mission’s repertoire.

Monday, May 28th, 2012

UCSB Study is First to Measure Value of Marine Spatial Planning

The ocean is becoming an increasingly crowded place. New users, such as the wind industry, compete with existing users and interests for space and resources. With the federal mandate for comprehensive ocean planning made explicit in the National Ocean Policy, the need for the transparent evaluation of potential tradeoffs is now greater than ever.

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Robotic Fish Prototype Presented

The Port of Gijón presented the latest prototype of a robotic fish designed to ensure marine environmental monitoring in El Musel as part of the EU SHOAL R&D project, whose budget amounts to EUR 4.2 million.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Visualizing Large Environmental Data Sets in a Global 4D Viewer

Having an accurate understanding of physical environmental conditions is essential to all ocean-related industries. Numerical models, informed by sensor data, have been developed for many of these industries to describe and predict the behavior of physical systems. Recently, there has been an exponential increase in the size, quality and complexity of environmental data from surveys,

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

EvoLogics Launches Underwater Acoustic Modems

EvoLogics GmbH, a leading manufacturer of underwater information and communication systems from Berlin, Germany, is proud to present the White Line Science Edition – a new line of S2CR underwater acoustic modems with an embedded network protocol development platform. Intended for universities and other research facilities, the S2CR White Line Science Edition modems are a

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Mexico Launches National Tsunami Warning System

The Mexican government on Tuesday launched a national tsunami system to monitor quakes around the world that could impact the country’s coastline, the Interior Ministry said. The system will bring together data from the ministries of the Interior, Navy, Communications, and Transport, as well as university bodies and research centers that already monitor quake activities.

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Satellite to Monitor Ice in Arctic Ocean Shipping Lanes

The forecasting company Weathernews Inc. unveiled a micro satellite Tuesday that it developed to monitor Arctic Ocean ice for purposes of guiding ships through the area in summer. The 10-kg cube-shaped satellite, jointly developed by Tokyo-based AXELSPACE Corp., is scheduled to be launched from the Yasny Cosmodrome in Russia on Sept. 28. It will be

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

First Satellite Tag Study for Manta Rays Reveals Habits and Hidden Journeys of Ocean Giants

Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: the manta ray.

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