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Scientists want to search for life on Jupiter’s moon. They’re starting in Antarctic oceans.

An autonomous robot is practicing to explore Europa. By Justin Lawrence, Planetary Science, Georgia Institute of Technology The harsh and icy ocean surrounding Antarctica may seem like a strange place to be doing research about Jupiter, but since 2014, a team of Georgia Tech engineers and scientists in Britney Schmidt’s Planetary Habitability and Technology Lab, where I’m a graduate student, has been

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RBR Opens New Office at Ocean Innovation Center

Ottawa-based sensor developer RBR is joining a collaborative ocean technologies center called COVE. COVE, the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship, is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector located in Halifax Harbor in Nova Scotia, Canada. RBR is a company that creates instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice

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Immersed Technology Monitors Monaco Land Extension Project

A solution that is now operational was developed by RTsys for the Monaco land extension project, which is located between a nature reserve and a protected area, where six hectares will be reclaimed from the sea to extend the principality of Monaco. The project’s environmental impact is being closely monitored and requires constant surveillance. Tracking the impact of a construction

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UN Research Warns of Toxic Side Effects of Desalination

The fast-rising number of desalination plants worldwide—now almost 16,000, with capacity concentrated in the Middle East and North Africa—quench a growing thirst for freshwater but create a salty dilemma as well: how to deal with all the chemical-laden leftover brine. In a UN-backed paper, experts estimate the freshwater output capacity of desalination plants at 95 million cubic meters per day—comparable

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NOAA Augments Seaports with Real-Time Information Systems

NOAA recently established new Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems (PORTS) at seaports in Miami, Port Everglades and Corpus Christi. PORTS systems provide vessel operators with reliable real-time information about environmental conditions including water levels, currents, waves, salinity, bridge clearance (air gap), winds, air and water temperature and visibility. All three new PORTS include water level and meteorological sensors, and Miami PORTS

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