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Nortek and Del Mar Oceanographic are collaborating to give researchers from around the globe a cost-effective way to answer vital questions surrounding the functioning of ocean processes. Image: Nortek

Case Study: Helping Ocean Researchers Obtain Hi-Resolution Measurements at a Lower Cost

ocean structure, which is all-important. A series of instruments along a mooring is expensive, especially if many types of measurements are to be collected,” explains Dr. Andrew J. Lucas. He is Assistant Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC San Diego, and co-founder of Del Mar Oceanographic.Further offshore, costs continue to mount. Here, instruments are lowered down and pulled up through the water column by diesel-powered winches on a ship.Together with Dr. Robert Pinkel, Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) at the Scripps

“We are moving autonomous technologies into vehicles that have always been "remotely operated" or even manned to realize more efficiency and capability.  We are really blurring the lines between "ROV" and "AUV" and minimizing the technical difference between manned and unmanned. ”
Ben Kinnaman, CEO, Greensea Systems, Inc."

Subsea: The Future of Unmanned Vehicles

;Rusty’ Jehangir, Founder and CEO, Blue Robotics. “Today, we have a team of 30 people in Torrance, CA, where we’re designing our products, manufacturing them, and shipping them to thousands of customers around the world.”Interestingly, Jehangir’s background is in aerospace engineering and drones. “I’d never made anything related to subsea prior to starting Blue Robotics,” he said. “That’s led to a steep learning curve but a fresh (and perhaps sometimes naive) approach to what we’re doing.”“On the technology side of things

Dr. Blaine Levedahl (Photo: Olis Robotics)

Olis Robotics Hires Levedahl

and managing both fundamental research and end-to-end system development, Levedahl leverages a diverse range of engineering experiences to identify problems, formulate solutions and achieve results. Levedahl is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Following his Bachelor of Science, Levedahl received two Masters, one in Aerospace and another in Electrical Engineering. He then went on to obtain his PhD in Aerospace Engineering. His experience includes modeling and control of underwater vehicles in collaboration with Northrop Grumman

Dr. Jeremy Dillon (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken Appoints Dillon as Chief Scientist

aircraft and modeling stall dynamics using autoregressive neural networks.Dr. Dillon completed his PhD in Physics and Physical Oceanography at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He also holds a MSc in Mathematics from Carleton University, a MSc in Aeronautics from Caltech, and a BEng in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University, where he graduated at the top of the class and won the University Medal in Engineering. His doctoral research developed new probabilistic techniques for velocity estimation using a high resolution multi-frequency Doppler current profiler that is used for measuring

Zurquiyah Named CEO of CGG

for Schlumberger in global executive positions ranging from business, operations, functional to technology, based in France, the U.S. and Brazil. She is a graduate from École Centrale de Paris, holds a master in Numerical analysis from the University of Paris VI (UPMC) and a master in Aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado

Left to right:  Soo-hyeong Kim and Andrew Olson (Photo: AgileTek)

AgileTek Hires Two

joined the company as a Graduate Engineering Analyst, alongside Andrew Olson, who has taken on the role of Business Development Engineer.   Kim previously worked at a computer aided engineering software provider, and Olson recently graduated from Imperial College London with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.   The company is also building on recent successes in the Asian market, after securing a major cable and umbilicals contract in China. In recognition of the growing subsea market in Asia, further business development in this region will be led by Manuel Pimentel, who has been promoted

Loral O’Hara (Photo: NASA)

WHOI’ O’Hara Selected for NASA Astronaut Program

and Director Mark Abbott. "We hope the seagoing experience gained at WHOI serves her well in her new adventure. Whether in outer space or the depths of the ocean, humanity stands to gain immeasurably through exploration."   The Texas-native O’Hara earned her B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas, and her M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University. As a student, she participated in NASA’s KC-135 Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program, the NASA Academy at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and the internship

Garbage Belt:  A rendering of plastic about to be processed. Credit: Ocean Clean-Up

Shipping’s Stake in an Ocean Clean-Up

, some land-based industries, (boaters, etc.).” Cox wasn’t briefed on Slat’s invention and couldn’t comment, but he offered some caution. “An award given by an organization does not indicate universal support.” Garbage Collection Slat dropped out of his Aerospace Engineering studies to found The Ocean Clean-Up and begin an entrepreneur’s clamoring for funding and development. In 2014, he became the outfit’s founder and chief executive after a crowd funding effort raised $2.2 million, or enough for a technology pilot to launch the platform-and-boom

Dr. Mark Whorton (Photo: Teledyne Optech)

Whorton Named President of Teledyne Optech

, Commercial Earth Imaging. He is the Principal Investigator for the Multiple User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) instrument pointing system for the International Space Station (ISS) and led the origination of Teledyne’s efforts in commercial Earth imaging. Dr. Whorton earned a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and prior to joining Teledyne in 2009 he served as Chief of the Guidance, Navigation, and Mission Analysis Branch at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center where he was a subject matter expert in dynamics and control of space systems. Dr. Whorton will

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