News Articles with Category: Ocean Observatories Initiative

Scientists develop new methods to track ocean biodiversity

May 12, 2015 - via Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute The purpose of the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network is to measure open-ocean biodiversity. MBON scientists may use an MBARI autonomous underwater vehicle to sample environmental DNA.

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Listening for whales and fish in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean

April 30, 2015 - via NOAA Stretching from the northern Gulf of Maine to the New York Bight in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, NEPAN provides year-round, long-term information on the presence and physical distribution of vocal whales, dolphins and porpoises and some fish species. The archived and near-real-time data comes from recorders on various platforms ranging from fixed bottom mounted and surface buoys to mobile underwater vehicles and surface wave gliders.

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NOAA Releases Ocean Acidification Research Plan

March 28, 2014 - via NOAA Federal investment in basic research, long-term monitoring, and multi-disciplinary, applied research, will allow U.S. scientists to develop the knowledge needed to inform policy and help prepare society for rapid shifts in ocean chemistry

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Underwater gliders help predict the next big storm

October 29, 2013 - via Rutgers COOL Data collected during Hurrican Sandy is being analyzed to increase readiness for future superstorms

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NOAA, government and academia partners deploy underwater robots to improve hurricane science

September 9, 2013 - via NOAA ‘Gliders’ collect ocean data off East Coast

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Underwater Robotics Succeed In Unlikely Place

June 12, 2013 - via CMOP CMOP is using AUVs as part of the SATURN Collaboratory to study how climate change and human stresses affect estuaries and nearby coastal waters.

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OCC goes under the sea

April 2, 2013 - via Coast Report The data gathered while Tethys and Daphne are underway is sent to a satellite and can be accessed online. Google Earth can even be used to track their locations.

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Underwater gliders for European ocean observation

February 24, 2013 - via GROOM An important component of the European Marine Research Infrastructure will be Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and underwater gliders (UWGs)

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AUVs in Ocean Observation Systems Workshop Announced

October 16, 2012 - via AUVA One day “AUVs in Ocean Observation Systems” Workshop to be held the day before USYS’12 in Shah Alam, Malaysia on Dec 4, 2012.

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New Committee Will Advise Federal Leaders on Integrating Ocean Observation Systems

August 21, 2012 - via NOAA A new committee to advise federal leaders on integrating the nation’s ocean observing systems that collect and deliver ocean information will meet for the first time later this month in Washington. The meeting will be open to the public.

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New Map Tracks Underwater Robotic Vehicles and Delivers Historical Marine Data

March 16, 2012 - via IOOS The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System launched a new asset map that displays where partner gliders are currently patrolling and where they’ve been.

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New Map Tracks Underwater Robotic Vehicles and Delivers Historical Marine Data

March 11, 2012 - via IOOS The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System launched a new asset map that displays where partner gliders are currently patrolling and where they’ve been.

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Sensing the deep ocean

December 19, 2011 - via Arizona State University Futuristic robots may be coming soon to an ocean near you. Sensorbots are spherical devices equipped with biogeochemical sensors, that promise to open a new chapter in the notoriously challenging exploration of earth’s largest ecosystem – the ocean.

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The Ocean Network: Oceanographers Enable a High Speed Connection to the Mysteries of the Deep Sea

October 4, 2011 - via University of Washington Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) consists of two-subsea cable networks- called Venus (inshore) and Neptune (offshore). Located off the coast of Vancouver Island, these networks entail groups of instruments linked together by fiber optic cables. The network uses the power of the Internet to bring real time observations from underwater instruments right into the offices and classrooms of researchers around the world, regardless of the weather.

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Ocean research windfall makes landfall on the Cape

September 13, 2011 - via Cape Cod Times By contracting with local businesses, the project is providing an economic boost to the region and the state. "We estimate, right now, just based on the work that's already underway, that there are close to 140 companies that have in some way, shape or form benefited directly from the work that is underway at WHOI," said Patrick Larkin, deputy director of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, which has helped provide funding for the OOI.

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Hydroid Awarded AUV Contract From Ocean Observatories Initiative

September 6, 2011 - via Hydroid Company to provide Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and docking stations for research program.

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WHOI Selects Hydroid to Provide Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Ocean Observatories

July 8, 2011 - via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute WHOI, an implementing organization on the OOI Program, awarded the contract for approximately $1 million to Hydroid for initial development and design modification of AUV systems to meet OOI specifications.

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Teledyne Webb Research Awarded Open Ocean Glider Contract for Ocean Observatories Initiative

July 7, 2011 - via Teledyne Webb Research The Open Ocean Slocum G2 gliders will support the high latitude Global Arrays of the OOI.

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