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Kongsberg Bridge Simulator for South Korea Autonomous Ship Research Facility

Kongsberg bridge simulator for South Korea

UIPA, the South Korean Information and Communication Technology Promotion Agency, has awarded Kongsberg Digital the contract to supply a fully featured bridge simulator for a new, state-of-the-art autonomous ship research facility in Ulsan, South Korea. The Korean government has committed to invest 130 billion won ($110 million USD) in the project over the next three years, with a goal of

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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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3D Sonar for Pelagic Fisheries Research

FarSounder fishery research

FarSounder‘s 3D sonar technology will be part of a project to increase sustainability and benefit the commercial fishing industry. The objective is to assess pelagic fish species such as menhaden and herring. The technology currently used in many fishery surveys is suitable for sampling bottom-dwelling species but not accurately assessing pelagic species.  In Rhode Island, pelagic fish, like the Atlantic

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New Study Spotlights Role of Microbes Living Next to Corals

WHOI microbes coral study Cuba

Symbiotic algae living inside corals provide those animals with their vibrant color, as well as many of the nutrients they need to survive. That algae, and other microbes within the bodies of corals, have been extensively studied—yet until now, researchers have largely ignored the microbial communities just outside of the coral colonies. A new study recently sampled the seawater surrounding

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