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Ocean Observation: Gliders, buoys & sub surface monitoring networks

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through their newest high tech Coastal Glider, which I am sure it will help lo- cal ocean scientists and engineers to a better comprehensive understanding of the coastal ocean?s dynamics, either for managing coastal waters or developing ocean energies in our seas.? Fugro Wins Survey Coastline of Lake Michigan Contract Fugro, under a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in support of their National Coastal Map-ping Program (NCMP), was awarded a task order to survey the coastline of Lake Michigan. This multi-sensor project will cover a 1500m wide corridor, extending 500m inshore to 1000m offshore, along the coastline of Lake Michigan. The project involves the utilization of one aircraft to simultaneously collect data with four sensors: aerial RGB imagery, hyper- spectral imagery, topographic LIDAR and bathymetric LIDAR over land and water. Data acquisition will be coordinated, to ensure suf cient overlap in both the land and water, enabling the creation of a seamless dataset in a common frame of reference. These data products provide the sec- ond cycle of the NCMP which provides recurring datasets for stakeholders who are interested in continuing coastal monitoring, pre- and post- storm coastal effects, habitat assessment and coastal development. Ross Laboratories Wins Furuno Dealer Award Ross Laboratories of Seattle Wash- ington, was awarded a Furuno ?Elite? Dealer status for selling the new WAS- SP S multi beam system in the US. The WASSP-S Multi Beam system, which has been recently released by WASSP LTD. of Auckland New Zealand. Is de- signed as an affordable survey grade system designed with the small business owner in mind. Priced from just under $58k for the ba-sic system only, for those who already own GPS and motion sensor equipment, to $95k for a complete package includ-ing Hysweep software, for a complete turnkey system. WASSP S has been developed to bring the bene ts of multibeam sonar to the survey, dredging and scienti c research markets. In a versatile and cost-effective package, WASSP S provides accurate and reliable real-time sea oor and water column information in an intuitive user interface. Email: Ecosse Subsea Systems? Engineering Grows Ecosse Subsea Systems, (ESS) in-creased the size of its engineering division in response to client demand for specialist engineering packages. Aberdeen-based ESS specializes in trenching, deepwater installation and subsea lifting technologies for the oil and gas, marine and renewable indus- tries, and has a range of patented tech-nologies in development. The new division will complement ESS? well established consultancy service and will be headed up by chartered engi-neers David Hunt and Faris Lutfy. Hunt has extensive experience in subsea construction and operations and was previously in a senior role with Flexlife and Acergy Group. Lu- tfy has worked on major EPIC design, manufacture and installation projects while employed in senior roles at Sub- sea 7 and DOF Subsea UK Ltd.(L to R): David Hunt, Faris Lutfy and Ecosse Subsea Systems managing director, Mike Wilson. Marine Technology Reporter 53MTR #8 (50-64).indd 53MTR #8 (50-64).indd 5310/3/2012 2:43:25 PM10/3/2012 2:43:25 PM

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