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October 2016 IssueENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
REMOTE SENSING & POLLUTION CONTROL
A rotorcraft equipped with thermal infrared sensor is capturing images of emulsified oil in the Ohmsett tank from multiple angles and heights to validate the sensor’s capabilities during a BSEE/NOAA-funded remote sensing test in July 2016. This was the largest emulsified oil slick ever used at Ohmsett. (Photo Credit: John Caplis, BSEE)
AIRBORNE OIL SPILL REMOTE SENSING
Alessandro Vagata, Guilherme Pinho (Fototerra Group) and Dr. Theo Hengstermann (Optimare) explore an innovative and cost-effective solution to acquiring real-time quantitative information on an oil spill scene using the POSEIDON multisensor platform.
ADAPTING TO THE NEW MARINE FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN
Bruce Abbott (Genoil Inc.) discusses fuel compliance issues surrounding evolving environmental regulations and how shipowners and operators will need to adapt to this situation.
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SILTATION MONITORING FOR DREDGING PROJECTS
Dr. Ulf Erlingsson (Lindorm Inc.) talks about the SediMeter, which measures bottom accumulation and near-bottom sediment.
INTERNATIONAL WATER CONFERENCE
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SENTINEL-2 IMAGERY FOR TUNA FISHING MANAGEMENT
Dr. Gabriel Navarro (Spain’s Department of Ecology and Coastal Management), Dr. Isabel Caballero (University of Granada) and Dr. Águeda Vázquez (University of Cádiz) explore the Sentinel-2 satellite mission and how it can be used to manage almadrabas, one of the oldest recorded fishing systems.
MOVING FORWARD WITH CLEAN TECH
Noah Silberschmidt (Silverstream Technologies) talks about how an air lubrication system can lead to increases in vessel fuel savings.
THE ECHOES OF PLYMOUTH SOUND
Lisa N. Brisson (ECHO81 LLC) discusses the survey of Plymouth in the U.K. using a multiphase echosounder.
ASSET INTEGRITY IN OIL, GAS DRILLING OPERATIONS
Shahram Vatanparast (freelance) talks about asset integrity as well as key factors in maintenance and safety when it comes to drilling operations.
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Physical model tests in support of evaluation of Victoria-class submarine performance during surface operations. ... Underwater anti-IED robot. ... New-generation REMUS 100 AUV. ... Manned submarine for Argentina’s Coast Guard. ... Combining flooding simulations and forensic expertise to increase vessel survivability. ... Water-backed welding procedure. ... Skylark C mini UAS and Seagull USV for maritime defense. ... Conference Previews: HYPACK 2017 and WOC Summit.