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June 2015 Issue

SEAFLOOR MAPPING
SONAR SYSTEMS
VESSELS


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A pipeline end manifold (PLEM) surveyed using a Bluefin-12 AUV equipped with a Sonardyne Solstice high-resolution side scan sonar. The PLEM consists of a large square template (12 by 12 meters), pipe and mattress protectors; the individual elements of the mattress are clearly resolved in the imagery. (Image Credit: Sonardyne/Bluefin)

 




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May 2015 Issue

COMMUNICATIONS
TELEMETRY
DATA PROCESSING


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Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership researchers deploy a buoy 5 nautical miles south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, in February 2015, in order to collect information on atmospheric and oceanographic conditions during winter storms. The buoy was designed by the University of Maine, as part of the broader NOAA-run Cooperative Institute in the North Atlantic Region (CINAR) Tempests project. (Photo Credit: Michael Smith/Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership)

 




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April 2015 Issue

OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY &
OCEAN ENGINEERING


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A scenic view of platform Houchin, operated by Pacific Operators Offshore LLC (Carpinteria, California). Houchin is a fixed-production platform located approximately 4 miles off the California coast, in the Santa Barbara Channel. Platform Houchin is actively being used for the recovery of oil and gas on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. (Photo Credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.)

 




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March 2015 Issue

ELECTRONIC CHARTING
VESSEL MANAGEMENT
PORTS & HARBORS
DREDGING
HOMELAND SECURITY


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A surface model of a combined multibeam bathymetric and aerial survey. The site is a 1-square-kilometer coastal inlet situated in the north of Scotland. The survey was carried out utilizing a R2Sonic (Austin, Texas) 2024 MBES and a Trimble (Sunnyvale, California) UX5 drone. The survey was processed within Hypack (Middletown, Connecticut) HYSWEEP software and surveyed by Gordon Campbell from Aspect Land & Hydrographic Surveys Ltd. (Irvine, U.K.). (Photo Credit: Hypack Inc.)

 




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February 2015 Issue

INSTRUMENTATION
MEASUREMENT
PROCESSING &
ANALYSIS


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The PROVOR, ARGO profiling float, sliding along a cable, which is hung under a buoy and moored in an open-sea area at 60 meters depth. CTD, DO and Chla are acquired several times per day in the water column and transmitted to the surface by induction and to the coast by a GPRS link. (Photo Credit: Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography)

 




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January 2015 Issue

ANNUAL REVIEW
& FORECAST


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Coastal path leading to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland. (Photo Credit: Alaina Monismith, assistant editor, Sea Technology)

 




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