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February 2015 Issue

INSTRUMENTATION
MEASUREMENT
PROCESSING &
ANALYSIS


COVER
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)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


THE IRISH MARINE NATIONAL TEST AND DEMONSTRATION SITE IN GALWAY BAY
Rogério Chumbinho, Niamh Flavin and Diarmuid Ó Conchubhair (SmartBay Ireland) explain how SmartBay offers full support for marine technology research and development.

INTERSPIL
Conference Preview

KEEPING DIVERS SAFE DURING SUBSEA METAL THICKNESS INSPECTIONS
Graham Haines (Cygnus Instruments) discusses equipping divers with the ultimate thickness gauging kit.

OCEAN BUSINESS
Conference Preview

MEASURED TRANSMISSION LOSS: A KEY TO IMPROVED SONAR PERFORMANCE
Charles H. Wiseman (Peninsula Publishing) and U.S. Navy (ret.) RAdm. Richard Pittenger provide quantitative rationale for in-situ acoustic measurement.

US HYDRO
Conference Preview

NEW PATH TO AFFORDABLE, HIGH-ACCURACY REAL-TIME WATER QUALITY MONITORING
Doug Bennett (Soundnine Inc.) and Martin Hills (Imbros Pty Ltd.) describe a buoy system that lowers cost and allows for long-term deployment.

USV SURVEYS HISTORIC USS ARIZONA AND USS UTAH AT PEARL HARBOR
A.J. Cecchettini (Deep Ocean Engineering Inc.) outlines how the H-1750 with MBES creates baseline surveys for memorial management.


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NEXT MONTH:
H-1750 with MBES creates baseline surveys for memorial management … Miniature versus survey-grade inertial sensors … Equipping divers with the ultimate thickness gauging kit … Surface detection for recovery of UUVs … Constructing a tripod for seafloor research in China … Measured transmission loss as a key to improved sonar performance … Conference previews: Interspill, Ocean Business, U.S. Hydro.