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Australian Beach Set for Beach Nourishment via Dredging

The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Brisbane is about to begin work for the nearshore beach nourishment trial off Maroochydore Beach, the Sunshine Coast Council said. This very important project will use a method called nearshore nourishment, a process in what will be a first for the region. It involves importing sand from Moreton Bay and placing it in the

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Sail Drones Collect Data for Great Lakes

Saildrone Explorers

Two uncrewed surface vehicles recently began a 45-day sailing mission through Lakes Michigan and Huron as part of a scientific study. The U.S. Geological Survey and Saildrone, Inc. launched the vehicles from Macatawa, Michigan, on July 28. These ocean drones, called Saildrone Explorers, began collecting fishery data on Lake Michigan starting August 5, sailing north into Lake Huron through September.

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Wave and Current Research Improves Metocean Forecasts

A new study has documented the first simultaneous observations of waves and currents in Norway’s Lofoten Maelstrom – one of the world’s strongest open-ocean tidal current systems. The observations, born out of a collaboration between the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, the Norwegian Coastal Agency and Nortek AS, will help make fishing and seafaring in the area safer.

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