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Biogeochemical profiling floats developed by researchers (shown being deployed above) at Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-Mer (LOV) and outfitted with biogeochemical sensors from Sea-Bird Scientific have helped characterize the true start of seasonal North Atlantic phytoplankton blooms. Once limited by infrequent field sampling and spotty satellite data, researchers were unclear whether phytoplankton productivity would ramp up in the winter (implied by previously observed jumps in productivity), or later in the spring.

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The SKYF drone, designed by Russian company ARDN technology, has a maximum flight speed of 70 kilometers per hour (43.5 miles per hour) at a maximum height of 3,000 meters (9,843 feet).

SKYF is an unmanned aerial carrier platform for vertical take-off and landing. Designed by the Russian company ARDN technology, it can be modified for various tasks – from cargo logistics to fire extinguishing. Currently, the carrying capacity of the platform is up to 250 kg, its flight range is up to 350 km (with a carrying capacity of 50 kg) and its flight duration is up to 8 hours (with a carrying capacity of 50 kg).

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For over 15 years Eltima has been developing and implementing serial, USB, and network solutions that work over any distance and on various operating systems. This gives clients much needed flexibility in developing their own software and hardware solutions and is significance in remote usage, such as during offshore surveys, inspections, and drilling operations.

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Unabara has completed a seafloor geotechnical and bathymetric demonstration survey for various federal and state agencies on the US Gulf Coast. The area of study was the Gulfport, Mississippi Ship Navigation Channel; in particular, areas where “fluid mud” presents potential problems for safe ship passage.

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Photographs from the GIWW Shoreline Restoration Project from 2015 and 2017. The project has stabilized the shoreline and grown healthy vegetation over the recycled plastics matrix.

In what may offer lasting promise for wetland restoration projects across the Gulf Coast, an assessment by the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) at the two-year mark of a project to secure the shoreline embankment along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) near LaRose, Louisiana, provides a snapshot into future opportunities for private sector restoration of wetlands.

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Marine Imaging Technologies (MITech), a leader in developing state-of-the-art underwater optical imaging platforms, today introduced Pixel, the first Cinema Class remotely operated vehicle, or ROV. Pixel is a multi-camera underwater filming and exploration platform that will facilitate deep water and coastal storytelling unlike ever before, enabling storytellers to record cinema quality images while minimizing the associated hazards and costs.

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Technician performs a quality check in a reverse osmosis water purification plant.

The world has very little fresh water and it is running out. At tens of billions of tonnes yearly, the fresh water of the ice caps is falling into the salty sea which is already 97% of the world’s water. Rising sea levels will cause mayhem with the supplies of most of the world’s cities because they sit low down near the sea. Much of India’s water table drops around 0.3 meters a year. Why? Growing population.

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RS Aqua have supplied three fast response RBRmaestro CTDs with integrated Turner Designs fluorometers to Bangor University for a long term coastal observatory project measuring high resolution oceanographic, meteorological and water quality data parameters around the coast of North Wales.

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