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LiDAR Mapping Contracts in New Zealand

Point cloud data over Napier NZ

Woolpert Inc. and iXblue’s Sea Operations division have been awarded two airborne LiDAR mapping projects in New Zealand covering over 38,500 sq. km for the Hawke’s Bay and Waikato regional and local councils. The data will inform land management decisions, road design, stormwater design, understanding of sea level rise impacts and geohazard mapping. Learn more at: woolpert.com and ixblue.com.

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Fast-Moving Undersea Waterfalls Control Submarine Channels

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New research led by the U.K. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered how fast-moving waterfalls under the sea control the shape and behavior of submarine channels. These underwater channels are the offshore equivalents of rivers, but can be much larger. Submarine channels can extend for tens to thousands of kilometers offshore, providing an important conduit for the transfer of sediment,

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On-Site Monitoring of Ocean Plastic Particles

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By Devin Partida Everything from shopping bags to toys contains plastic, and the material remains widespread around the world. Unfortunately, only 9 percent of all plastic  gets recycled. A related issue is that many of the varieties used today have chemical makeups that prevent full decomposition. These realities mean that plastics in the ocean is a major problem, polluting the

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New Head of IMarEST

Gwynne Lewis

The Insitute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) has appointed a new chiefexecutive, Gwynne Lewis. He has knowledge of the shipping and offshore industries, navies, marine science and marine technology, with a background in marine consultancy. Prior to joining the IMarEST, he was the global head of data and digital at Lloyd’s Register and the maritime product line director

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IMarEST Annual Conference

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 The IMarEST Annual Conference will take place virtually July 6 to 17. Building on last year’s inaugural event, the 2020 Annual Conference will feature multiple streams covering many of the hottest topics in the marine realm, from the challenges of decarbonization and a wider shift to greener, more sustainable ways of operating to developments in the naval sector and the

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