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R.A. Industries Celebrates 40+ Years in Business

R.A. Industries and Rep. Lou Correa

R.A. Industries is celebrating more than 40 years in business this year. The company’s origins start even further back. Sixty years ago, the Follman family of Orange County, California, supplied upstream components to the oil and gas industry for subsea, deep-sea and land applications. It all began with Adam Follman from Michigan, who relocated to California at a time when

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Polar Scout Project Tests Mini Satellites Over Arctic

The U.S Coast Guard (USCG) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), launched two 6U CubeSats from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California in December. The CubeSats, or miniature satellites, are part of the Polar Scout project to evaluate the effectiveness of space-based sensors in support of

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Machine Learning to Transform Satellite Data Analysis Techniques

TCarta Marine has been awarded a research and development grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enhance and automate multiple techniques for deriving seafloor depth measurements from optical satellite imagery. If successful, these enhanced bathymetric techniques will have impacts on operations related to oil and gas exploration and production, coastal infrastructure engineering, environmental monitoring and geointelligence activities. Project Trident

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GeoHab Brings Together Geological and Biological Mapping Experts

GeoHab (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) is an international association of marine scientists studying biophysical (i.e. geologic and oceanographic) indicators of benthic habitats and ecosystems as proxies for biological communities and species diversity. The GeoHab 2018 annual conference will be held in Santa Barbara, California at the Fess Parker Resort from Monday May 7 to Friday May 11, 2018. The annual conference brings geologists, biologists,

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‘Marine Megatropolis’ Photo Exhibit

“Marine Megatropolis 1974-1981,” featuring photos by Bob Evans, will be on display at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum in California November 16, 2017 through April 2018. The exhibit includes 26 images selected from expeditions by Bob Evans and Andrew J. McMullen of La Mer Bleu Productions in Santa Barbara. Bob and Andy photo-documented the marine life as it developed beneath the offshore oil

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