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New Offshore Wind Foundation Tested

A “potentially revolutionary” new offshore wind foundation is being put to the test, says hydraulic engineering and offshore renewable energy specialist HR Wallingford.The company is working with partners Offshore Design Engineering (ODE), DNV-GL, Cambridge University and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to test and certify the Gravity Tripod, a new offshore wind foundation concept designed by Offshore Wind Logistics and Construction (OWLC).The solution, which is currently being subjected to extensive physical model testing, is intended to help keep costs down as offshore wind

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Arctic Sea Ice Retreat Pinned to Individuals' Emissions -Study

of greenhouse gases. "Here it's more personal," lead author Dirk Notz of the Max Planck Institute told Reuters.   Some other scientists said the study was simplistic.   "This sounds like a rather crude equation," Peter Wadhams, a professor of ocean physics at Cambridge University, told Reuters.   He said ice could disappear from the Arctic Ocean as early as 2017 or 2018 because of other factors triggered by man-made climate change, such as shifts in winds and rising sea temperatures.   In September 2016, sea ice shrank to an annual minimum extent of 4

•	Minsmere, one of the case study locations (Photo: NOC)

Biological Insights to Help Protect UK Coastline

forecast the future of key areas of the UK coast where policy decisions need to be made.” BLUE-coast starts on the first of May, and is led by the NOC alongside: Birkbeck College, British Geological Survey (BGS), Cardiff University, HR Wallingford Ltd, University of St Andrews, University of Cambridge, University of Liverpool, University of Plymouth and University of Southampton. BLUE-coast has received funding from the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and complements NOC’s long term strategic research into coastal processes. 

Andrew Sewell (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Appoints Global Subsurface Lead

; experience working in the oil and gas industry, initially as a Geophysicist, and joined Xodus in 2012 as Subsurface Manager.  He previously worked with Senergy (now LR Senergy) as Region Manager for Europe and Africa.  He started his career with Schlumberger after graduating from Cambridge University with a MA in Physics in 1991. Sewell has worked across Africa, the Middle East and Europe delivering projects including geophysical reviews, field development plans and due diligence investigations. Recent and ongoing projects he is managing include exploration projects in Kenya and field

Aker Solutions Appoints Head of Industry & Investor Relations

the chemicals sector for banks including Commerzbank, Morgan Stanley and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. He will be based at Aker Solutions' London office and report to the company's chief financial officer. David Phillips has a BA in Chemistry from Oxford University and a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University. www.akersolutions.com  

Andrew Bridges: Photo credit Enteq Upstream

Enteq Upstream Appoint Bridges Head of Engineering

;s research and development capabilities and capacity. Enteq is evolving a new generation of Measurement and Logging while Drilling (MWD / LWD) equipment suitable for North American and global operations in high temperature and high endurance environments. Bridges, an engineering graduate from Cambridge University in England, brings many years of downhole tool design experience in MWD / LWD, along with other closely related engineering competencies. Bridges’ recent positions include technical director at Hunter Well Sciences and chief engineer at GE Oilfield Technologies. “We are pleased

Knovel Launches Marine Engineering/Architecture Subject Area

Knovel's Senior Director of Product Management. "Our newest subject area is the perfect complement to any research, design or construction projects, both for vessels and offshore installations." Key publishers in the new subject area include American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, PennWell, Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), World Scientific, Editions Technip and Woodhead Publishing. knovel

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