Latest Ocean Engineering Stories

2011-01-30 10:35:00

Engineers have created a new type of "stereo vision" to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore, providing a better way to understand and monitor this violent, ever-changing environment.The approach, which uses two video cameras to feed data into an advanced computer system, can observe large areas of ocean waves in real time and help explain what they are doing and why, scientists say.The system may be of particular value as climate change and rising sea levels pose...

2010-12-10 09:15:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Margaret Leinen, Ph.D., has been selected as associate provost of marine and environmental initiatives and executive director of FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. "The oceans are vital to Florida's economic and environmental well-being, which is why the university is emphasizing this realm," said Interim Provost Diane Alperin, Ph.D. "With Margaret Leinen onboard as executive director of Harbor Branch, and as associate provost of...

2010-01-27 10:15:23

A recent special edition of the Elsevier journal Ocean Engineering provides an analysis of the impact of Hurricane Katrina and an overview of the lessons learned in the aftermath of the disaster. Hurricane Katrina was the most destructive natural disaster in U.S. history. Katrina's size was larger than most hurricanes, and its storm surge affected the greatest area, nearly 93,000 square miles. Katrina's winds and storm surge overwhelmed the protective infrastructure in and around the city of...

2009-04-08 12:55:00

SEATTLE, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Principle Power, Inc. ("Principle Power") is pleased to announce the outright acquisition of intellectual property (IP) related to the WindFloat, a floating support structure for large offshore wind turbines. Per the terms of the purchase agreement executed by Principle Power and Marine Innovation and Technology ("MI&T"), Dominique Roddier, Ph.D., a co-inventor of the WindFloat, will join as Principle Power's CTO. The IP purchase supersedes a June 2007...

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