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2014-06-16 08:21:20

Flotation Products To Support New Undersea Research Network BIDDEFORD, Maine and SEATTLE, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeepWater Buoyancy has been awarded a major contract to supply flotation to the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory for the cabled observatory component of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The OOI, a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is planned as an integrated infrastructure of science-driven platforms and sensor...

2014-03-06 12:20:24

First orders shipping to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and FMC Technologies BIDDEFORD, Maine, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeepWater Buoyancy, Inc. has re-launched the reliable, time-tested oceanography/marine measurements line of syntactic foam ADCP buoys, StableMoor(TM) floats and trawl resistant bottom mounts (TRBMs) formerly manufactured by Flotation Technologies (Flotec). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/NE78252LOGO DeepWater Buoyancy opened their doors on...

What Happened To The Tsunami Debris From Japan?
2014-02-21 13:02:07

University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST Outcomes from synthesis of model and observations The amount of debris in the ocean is growing exponentially, becoming more and more hazardous and harmful to marine life and therefore also to our ocean food source. Measuring and tracking the movements of such debris are still in their infancy. The driftage generated by the tragic 2011 tsunami in Japan gave scientists Nikolai Maximenko and Jan Hafner a unique chance to learn about the effects of the ocean...

2014-01-15 08:20:59

ATTLEBORO, Mass., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineered Syntactic Systems (ESS), a global supplier of foam buoyancy solutions, today announced plans to extend its line of high performance syntactic products to support more traditional oceanographic implementations. The addition of modular product options enables ESS to supply more customers with great performance in a wider range of densities. The experienced team at ESS has been serving the oceanographic industry for over 30...

Image 1 - Japanese Devastation The Result Of Merging Waves
2011-12-06 09:57:05

[ Watch the Video ] Researchers from NASA and Ohio State University have discovered that the deadly tsunami generated from the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake that devastated northeastern Japan resulted from merging waves, causing the killer tsunami to double in intensity over ocean ridges, and then amplifying its power upon landfall. Data taken from NASA and European radar satellites captured at least two wave fronts during the events that day. The fronts merged to form a single, more...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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