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2009-11-11 17:39:20

Buoy provides near real-time data for boaters, educators and scientists NOAA deployed the seventh in a series of "smart buoys" to monitor weather conditions and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay today. The buoy, located at the mouth of Severn River near Annapolis, Md., will be used by commercial and recreational boaters to navigate safely and provide data for educators and scientists to monitor the Bay's changing conditions. Like the other six buoys in the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy...

2009-11-02 06:00:00

Commercial launch expected following validation testing MANASSAS, VA, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Catch the Wind Ltd. (TSX-V: CTW.S) announced today that its Vindicator(R) Laser Wind Sensor (LWS) has been deployed by AXYS Technologies as part of validation testing of the WindSentinel(TM), the world's first offshore wind assessment buoy. Commercial launch of the WindSentinel(TM), which combines an AXYS floating platform with a Vindicator(R) LWS, is expected once testing is successfully...

2009-10-02 12:42:13

Halcyon diving equipment is being recalled because of a drowning hazard, a U.S. watchdog agency says. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Halcyon Manufacturing Inc. of High Springs, Fla., is voluntarily recalling a variety of apparatus that share the same over-pressure valves. The commission said in a statement the recall includes Halcyon Explorer, Eclipse, CCR35, Evolve and Pioneer Buoyancy Compensator Devices and Halcyon Service Marker Buoys, Lift Bags, Diver Alert...

2009-09-30 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Deep Down, Inc., a leading offshore service and technology company providing innovative subsea solutions for the world's energy and offshore industry, today announced an approximate $1million order for the manufacture of 70 metric tons of buoyancy products for a major project in the Gulf of Mexico, with delivery slated for early 4th quarter 2009. The order will consist of two 26 metric ton buoys, one 12.4 metric ton buoy, and several...

2009-09-26 15:11:39

A massive early-19th century ship's anchor found off the coast of South Carolina will become part of an underwater anchor farm, state officials say. The 1,400-pound anchor, discovered last spring by a state Department of Natural Resources trawler, would have been too expensive to move, especially since its historical significance is undetermined. So instead, it will become part of state's Cooper River Heritage Trail, The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier reported Saturday. The newspaper...

2009-09-11 12:53:00

CONCORD, Mass., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District, and the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) have partnered to perform an extensive study of the shoreline in southern Rhode Island. This study, known as the Rhode Island Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Plan, is a multi-year program focused on developing a plan for managing sand as a resource rather than as a waste product. The foundation of this study is numerical...

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2009-09-02 13:50:03

Persistent winds and a weakened current in the Mid-Atlantic contributed to higher than normal sea levels along the Eastern Seaboard in June and July, according to a new NOAA technical report. After observing water levels six inches to two feet higher than originally predicted, NOAA scientists began analyzing data from select tide stations and buoys from Maine to Florida and found that a weakening of the Florida Current Transport"”an oceanic current that feeds into the Gulf...

2009-08-18 13:24:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Now traversing the Northwest Passage, the Ocean Watch crew - four professional sailors, a scientist and an educator - recently completed the deployment of three NOAA Global Drifter Program buoys. Dr. Ignatius Rigor, research scientist at the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory (UW-APL) Polar Science Center and Coordinator of the International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP) is directing these activities. This project, one of 8 scientific projects...

2009-08-08 23:46:02

A man was killed Saturday in an English powerboat race after his boat was struck by another as he rounded a turn. Alex Edmunds, 41, was a co-pilot, The Times of London said. The race was his first. Hundreds of spectators, including Edmunds' parents, were watching the regatta in the harbor in the southeastern port of Dover. The rest of the powerboat races at the two-day Dover Regatta were canceled. Barry Williams, of the Royal Yachting Association, told The Daily Telegraph both boats involved...

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2009-07-15 20:05:00

U.S. government researchers announced Wednesday that satellites can spot the leading edge of a Tsunami by detecting giant waves and getting people out of their way. The researchers looked at satellite images in the Indian Ocean as the December 2004 tsunami hit Thailand, Sri Lanka and other places.  They found patterns in the water that shows evidence of the big wave. "We've found that roughness of the surface water provides a good measure of the true strength of the tsunami along its...


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