Scientists from NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic Meteorological Laboratory are collaborating with NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory to test the Micro-pulse Doppler lidar (Microdop), a small light instrument to measure storm winds from NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter P-3 aircraft to learn if this data can improve hurricane forecasts.
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Marine scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor have completed a 12-day expedition off the coast of Southern California to survey the biodiversity of deep-sea areas rich in minerals that are of interest to deep sea mining developers around the world.
SeaRobotics Corporation (SeaRobotics), a leading developer of marine robotics and autonomous systems, has announced the development of a new multi-mission autonomous surface vessel (ASV) in partnership with The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland (Marine Institute).
The Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA) has awarded a contract to Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to build the NorSat-4 maritime tracking microsatellite. NorSat-4 will be the eighth satellite developed by SFL for Norway, including NorSat-3 launched in April 2021 and the NorSat Technology Demonstrator (NorSat-TD) now under construction.
Fugro RAMMS, the world’s smallest and lightest ‘deepwater’ airborne lidar bathymetry (ALB) system, can now be deployed from vessels of opportunity using a Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 uncrewed aerial system (UAS).
UK-based marine systems manufacturers Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) has released their new Aquaculture Monitoring Buoy. The development of this new buoy has been driven by a significant increase in Seaweed Farming globally, and offers a range of benefits specific to this market to improve asset management at a local level.
Inmarsat has unveiled plans for ORCHESTRA, the communications network of the future. In the largest ever transformation of its current world-class services, Inmarsat ORCHESTRA will bring together existing geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low earth orbit satellites (LEO) and terrestrial 5G into an integrated, high-performance solution.