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August 2014 Issue

25 Years Ago 1989.A weather radar system for nationwide general forecasting and airport surveillance, early warning and protection in high-risk areas was installed at Jonsered (Gothenburg, Sweden). ... The U.S. Geological Survey’s center for coastal geology was dedicated at the University of Florida’s St. Petersburg campus. The center aims to solve problems, such as coastal erosion, pollution and demands for protection. ... Cuming Corp. (Avon, Massachusetts) developed and successfully tested a macroshpere-based syntactic foam material that was suitable for marine riser buoyancy at 10,000 feet, which was a first for the industry.


15 Years Ago 1999. Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) reintroduced his bill to establish the Commission on Ocean Policy. The legislation called for a 16-member commission and a National Ocean Council comprised primarily of cabinet-level members. ... After an extensive, nation-wide search, officials of the Marine Technology Society announced that Judith T. Krauthamer was selected to be the new executive director, succeeding Martin J. Finerty, Jr. ... According to an Artificial Reef Inc. (Gulf Breeze, Flordia) spokesperson, the establishment of the first optimally balanced oceanic artificial reef complex was established. The complex is an engineered configuration of modular reef habitats.


10 Years Ago 2004. NOAA awarded a grant for more than $1.5 million to restore America’s estuaries as part of a multiproject cooperative partnership to restore habitats important to the conservation of coastal fisheries in 11 estuaries from Maine to Washington. ... The U.S. Coast Guard published regulations establishing penalties for ships headed to the United States that fail to submit a ballast water management reporting form. ... An international team of scientists completed the first comprehensive study of ocean storage of carbon dioxide derived from human activity, based on a decade-long survey.


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