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54 MTR March 2007 our Area Based Editing tool, allowing one to see all data in a certain area, not just a subset. It will enable one to automate and reduce processing through its CUBE implementation (Combined Uncertainty and

Bathymetry Estimator) by using sta- tistics to calculate depths at any point on the surface. To obtain more infor- mation and to register go to

WHG Celebrates 20th

For the past 20 years, from shore protection programs to ocean moni- toring systems to wetland restoration and contamination clean-up, Woods

Hole Group — headquartered in

Falmouth, Mass. since 1986 - has provided environmental solutions that make sense. Founded in 1986 as

Aubrey Consultants, Inc., Dr. David

Aubrey developed the company from a boutique consulting shop, incorpo- rated to help local communities man- age coastal erosion. The company now consults with towns, govern- ments and companies worldwide - from Falmouth to Houston and from the Black Sea to Saudi Arabia and the

Far East.

WHG has expanded services to meet the needs of their clients.

Additionally, WHG have worked with the Navy providing real-time oceanographic monitoring systems that enable better, more precise envi- ronmental protection, tide monitor- ing and navigation. Perhaps some of the most challenging and rewarding work was in the Black Sea, where

WHG facilitated one of the world's first five-country environmental part- nership in the post-Soviet era. As a result, the entire Black Sea basin was studied completely using scientifically advanced techniques, and put in place a long-term protection plan.

The 1990 Cooperative Marine

Science Program for the Black Sea (CoMSBlack) jumpstarted Woods

Hole Group's international reputa- tion for providing trans-boundary environmental assessment, planning, and policy services, and led to string of UN and World Bank contracts worldwide.

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Tyco Telecommunications (US) Inc. to Install a Fiber

Optic Network

Tyco Telecommunications strength- ened its relationship with Telefonica de España, winning a contract to install 145 km of cable between the

Canary Islands of La Gomera and El

Hierro. Telefonica de España S.A.U. will support the growth of voice and information telecom traffic between the islands and extend the broadband services to the entire insular territory.

The subsea system will incorporate El

Hierro as a national node into the existing network, and reinforce the role of La Gomera as an inter-island node. The commissioning of this project showcases Telefonica's com- mitment to the Canary Islands as a natural bridge of intercontinental communications between Europe,

Africa and America.

The El Hierro and La Gomera ter- minal stations will be comprised of four fibers, approximately 130m of cable, with installation performed by

Tyco Telecommunications' Reliance

Class cable ship, Teneo. The system, utilizing DWDM, the most advanced transmission technology, will be ini- tially equipped to support a 10Gbit/s wavelength, allowing the equivalent voice traffic of 245,760 simultaneous telephone conversations. The tech- nology will enable the system to reach a maximum design capacity equiva- lent to 2,949,120 simultaneous basic telephone circuits.

Nautilus Appoints Project


Nautilus Minerals appointed

Stephen Rogers to the position of

Project Director to manage the com- pany's engineering and project devel- opment, specifically the development of the Solwara 1 Project in Papua

New Guinea. Rogers joins Nautilus from Clough Limited, one of

Australia's largest multidisciplinary engineering firms, where he has been

CEO for oil and gas for the last 18 months. He has 30 years of experi- ence in project and corporate man- agement and has extensive deepwater offshore and onshore project develop- ment experience.

Prior to June 2003, he was Regional

Managing Director of Oceania based in Australia for Technip, a leading oil and gas services group. Technip acquired Coflexip Stena Offshore in early 2002 and Steve had at that time been the Managing Director and

Executive Vice President for the

Middle East and Asia Pacific opera- tions of Coflexip a leading innovative subsea and deepwater technology people & companies

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