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2011-07-19 08:44:31

Oceans cover much of our planet and they are difficult to keep under surveillance, with the trafficking of people, unlicensed fishing and piracy adding to the problem. Satellites, however, can help keep the seas safe. Satellites monitor the entire planet and are an obvious component of an improved surveillance system. Satellite imagery can be used to locate and track vessels, monitor beaches and ports, and detect unlicensed fishing and illicit oil discharges. In addition, spaceborne receivers...

2011-05-04 06:26:00

QUINCY, Wash., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 26th, several key members of the Port of Seattle's Commission and Executive Team visited the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal (see photo and caption - https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/EIBz3y0vwb6oD7O-d6hl9Q?feat=directlink). The purpose of the Port of Seattle's visit was to meet with the Port of Quincy Commissioners to learn more about the recent economic and transportation developments that have occurred at the Port of Quincy...

2011-03-03 05:00:00

FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gemini Mobile Technologies ("Gemini") released a Real-Time Log Processing System based on Flume and Cassandra ("Flume-Cassandra Log Processor") as open source today. The Flume-Cassandra Log Processor enables massive volumes of production system logs to be collected and processed into graphical reports, in real-time. In addition, logs from multiple data centers can be simultaneously aggregated and analyzed in a single database. With its...

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2010-12-09 08:00:00

ESA's experimental ship detector on the International Space Station has pinpointed more than 60,000 ocean-going vessels so far. It has been able to follow the routes of individual ships for months at a time. Hosted by Europe's Columbus research module on the International Space Station (ISS), and activated on 1 June, the tracking system picks up Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals, more usually employed by port authorities and coastguards to keep tabs on local ship traffic. All...

2010-10-20 12:12:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Barge recently delivered another petroleum barge to Harley Marine Services. The Barge Anne Elizabeth was christened on October 4, 2010 by her namesake, Anne Elizabeth Hall. Barge Anne Elizabeth measures 241' x 64' 6", with a depth of 23' 6". The barge has a carrying capacity of 31,500 barrels. The double-hulled barge is OPA 90-compliant, with vapor collection piping. The barge has two isolated cargo systems. The main cargo is intended to...

2010-10-04 19:47:02

Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have designed a real application for maritime surveillance that is able to integrate and unify the information from different types of sensors and data in context through artificial intelligence and data fusion techniques. The system has been designed by scientists from this Madrid university for Núcleo CC, a company which develops surveillance systems for the maritime and aeronautic sectors. The first prototype...

2010-09-30 07:58:00

LONDON, September 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Best and Brightest in the Maritime Shipping Industry Were in Attendance to Witness the 2010 Lloyd's List Awards Honouring Excellence in Shipping and to Witness Captain Alwin Landry Pick Up Shipmaster of the Year Award for his Life-Saving Action During the Deepwater Horizon Tragedy The Deepwater Horizon catastrophe resulted in a stream of footage of environmental damage and justified concerns about when the oil flow would be...


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  • 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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