The Department of Commerce and NOAA announced $9.6 million in funding is available through four established Regional Ocean Partnerships and five Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Regional Associations. The funding supports cross-jurisdictional priorities and data sharing that address the most pressing ocean and coastal management issues within each region.
Science & Technology
Most visitors to Bigelow Laboratory have seen the bright yellow contraptions that could be confused for drones or torpedoes. But Henry and Grampus, as they’re affectionately known, are autonomous underwater gliders — named for the oceanographer and institute namesake Henry Bigelow and his first research schooner.
Covering 6.4 million acres, an area larger than Vermont, an underwater seascape of cold-water coral mounds off the shore of the southeast United States coast has been deemed the largest deep-sea coral reef habitat discovered to date, according to a paper recently published in the scientific journal Geomatics.
It’s not often you get all the right people in one room. At the end of last year, Sonardyne managed just that. The company held a two-day Seabed Deformation Technical Workshop bringing together some key members of the Sonardyne academic user community in the USA and Canada to share insights, experiences and how their GNSS-A and AZA instruments can be further improved to meet their future needs.
Remote, lean crewed, and autonomous ship operations are playing a more extensive role than ever before in the maritime industry. This paradigm shift is not only revolutionizing the way ships are operated but also driving and being driven by significant advancements in data management and data handling. We sat down with a group of industry professionals from Ocean Infinity, a leading maritime technology company, to explore the pivotal role of data in this transformation.