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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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World’s First Live 3D Subsea Streaming Technology

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Subsea technology company Rovco has launched SubSLAM Live, a 3D streaming technology that allows clients to video and live stream 3D underwater point clouds to any device in the world. The stereo-camera technology system sends images and 3D models of assets from the seabed to a computer browser in any location globally. This offers customers instantaneous access to information as

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Contract for NOAA Mussel Watch Program

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TDI-Brooks and laboratory affiliate B&B Laboratories have been awarded a $9 million, five-year GSA contract for analytical chemistry services. The award has a performance period from September 2019 to September 2020, with a four-year extension thereafter in support of NOAA, National Ocean Service (NOS) and National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). The project builds on three previous five-year projects for the NOAA

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Modeling Arctic Tides

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Understanding tidal flow is important for a range of maritime activities and environmental monitoring, such as search and rescue operations, shipping routes and coastal erosion. The Arctic Ocean tides are particularly difficult to understand, but a new tidal model produced using ESA satellite data may shed some light on what is happening in this remote area. In many areas of

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