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September 2014 Issue

25 Years Ago 1989.To reverse beach erosion, Breakwaters International (Flemington, New Jersey) started building reefs valued at $350,000 at no cost to Sea Isle City, New Jersey. The building plan included two 200-foot, manmade reefs parallel to the beach. ... Turkey’s coast Earth station, which was built to operate the Inmarsat (London, England) Standard A mobile satellite communications system, became operational in both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions. ... STC agreed to transfer advanced technology for U.S. GPS receivers to Canadian Marconi Co. The technology transfer included receivers that used the GPS precise positioning service.


15 Years Ago 1999. NOAA established a network of Web servers on the Internet designed to provide fast response to thousands of Web users seeking the latest information on hurricanes. National Hurricane Center information was made available on each server. ... The Water Resources Development Act was passed by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The legislation authorized the deepening and modification of federal navigation projects at the nation’s ports. ... The Naval Underwater Warfare Center Keyport Division, NOAA and National Geographic teamed up for a five-year research project to study coastal water of the United States.


10 Years Ago 2004. After 40 years of scientific voyages, the research submersible Alvin was replaced by a human-occupied vehicle. Studies from the Alvin resulted in the discovery of new life forms, led to the confirmation of a theory of plate tectonics and brought images of the seafloor to schoolchildren. ... Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution celebrated the 30th anniversary of its internship program. ... The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service started requesting proposals for conservation and restoration projects that would be funded with community service payments from polluters.


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