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Martin Austin (left) explains the Doppler principles and the operation of the Nortek Vector for measuring the suspended sediment flux in the shallow Laugharne estuarine environment.

Students from the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University, have a 30-year tradition of heading to the Laugharne Estuary in south Wales each summer to investigate the sediment dynamics of this energetic environment.

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A consortium led by exactEarth Europe and comprising OceanWise, UK Satellite Applications Catapult, Pole Star Space Applications and TeamSurv has completed the demonstration of a new global maritime machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet-of-Things (IOT) platform/service. The project was funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) Integrated Applications Promotion Programme.

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National Vector Shoreline products offer powerful shoreline monitoring and analysis capable of identifying coastal infrastructure change, erosion rates, and establishing future at-risk areas.

TCarta Marine has made the world’s most dynamic environments easier to monitor and manage with the introduction of its new multi-scale shoreline products. Offered in GIS-ready vector format, shoreline data sets are derived from satellite imagery and accurately delineate mean sea level for the land-water interface at coastal areas around the world.

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The autonomous ocean vehicle Wave Glider was deployed on the central Great Barrier Reef from the AIMS research vessel Cape Ferguson. (From left to right) Scott Bainbridge (AIMS) with Daniel Merritt (Liquid Robotics), Ricardo Puig (Liquid Robotics), Michael de La Chapelle (Boeing) and Shahmi Suhaimee (Liquid Robotics).

In partnership with Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has demonstrated how a revolutionary high-tech autonomous ocean vehicle, the Wave Glider, can improve monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef and coastal waters.

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The Wave Glider near Antarctica’s Palmer Station in December (that’s summer for this region) before starting its epic voyage on the Southern Ocean. Photo credit: Avery Snyder, University of Washington.

The Southern Ocean is key to Earth’s climate, but the same gusting winds, big waves and strong currents that are important to ocean physics make it perilous for oceanographers.

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Environmental conditions are changing leading to significant shifts in algal populations. An example of this is the noticeable worldwide increase in Harmful Algal Blooms, primarily cyanobacteria. Identifying algal groups within a total phytoplankton population is critical as some groups can be toxic, affecting public health and economies. Turner Designs is excited to introduce products facilitating increased understanding of the composition of algae populations.

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