New Hampshire News

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HydroComp Adds Adam Kaplan as Project Engineer

HydroComp, Inc. added of Adam Kaplan to the staff in Durham, New Hampshire USA as Project Engineer. Adam will be the lead for development of new versions of PropExpert and PropCad software. He is also on the front-line of customer support to HydroComp’s worldwide users. Mr. Kaplan is not a new face to HydroComp; he started as engineering intern at HydroComp during his mechanical engineering studies at the University of New Hampshire College of Engineering and Physical Sciences where he earned both his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. A member of SNAME, he has made numerous presentations

AUV control room: File photo

Hydroid Sponsors 2014 AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp

Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) says it is to sponsor the AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp, taking place August 3 - 8, 2014 at the University of New Hampshire’s Judd Gregg Marine Science Complex in New Castle, NH. The symposium will focus on developing new methods of AUV operations, data collection, processing and display. The intensive six-day course is by invitation only, and will teach participants about the operational methods of AUVs to collect bathymetric data for the purposes of nautical charting and the

Photo of what seaweed community looks like after introduction of invasive seaweed (Dasysiphonia japonica) (Photo: Kristen Mello/UNH)

Sea Habitats Altered by More Invasive Seaweed-Study

Walking along the beaches of New England, it is easy to spot large amounts of a fine red seaweed clogging the coastline, the result of sweeping changes in the marine environment occurring beneath the water.   To further investigate, researchers at the University of New Hampshire looked at seaweed populations over the last 30 years in the Southwestern Gulf of Maine and found the once predominant and towering kelp seaweed beds are declining and more invasive, shrub-like species have taken their place, altering the look of the ocean floor and the base of the marine food chain.   In the study

Hassler arrives at homeport: Photo credit NOAA

NOAA's 'Ferdinand R. Hassler' Begins Survey Project

NOAA’s newest survey ship, the 'Ferdinand R. Hassler', arrived at her new homeport of New Castle, New Hampshire, earlier this month, and has now begun her first New Hampshire survey project Hassler will operate mainly along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, Caribbean Sea and Great Lakes, acquiring data to update NOAA’s nautical charts. Her mission, however, is not limited to collecting bathymetry, explains retired NOAA Capt. Andy Armstrong, co-director of the Joint Hydrographic Center/Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. Armstrong points out that “Hass

Figure 1: Data flow diagram for vertical uncertainty component of the Hare-Godin- Mayer MBES uncertainty model (Calder, 2007).

Seamless Hydrographic Workflow: Processing Evolved

Beaudoin, Jonathan, Doucet, Moe, Advances in Hydrographic Data Processing: Time for a Paradigm Shift, U.S. Hydrographic Conference (HS Hydro), Galveston, TX, USA, March 2017. Calder, Brian R, How to Run CUBE (with the Baseline CCOM/JHC Implementation), Internal Report, University of New Hampshire (UNH), Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM)/Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC), 2003. Calder, Brian R, Wells, David, CUBE User’s Manual, (Version 1.13), University of New Hampshire (UNH), Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM)/Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC), 2007. Fonseca

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EdgeTech Delivers Multi Phase Echo Sounder to UNH CCOM

EdgeTech, provider of high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, recently delivered a 6205 Multi Phase Echo Sounder (MPES) system to the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC).     The EdgeTech 6205 MPES produces real-time, high resolution, three dimensional (3D) maps of the seafloor while providing co-registered simultaneous dual frequency side scan imagery.  EdgeTech said its Multi Phase technology allows a user to collect wide swathe, wide angle, high resolution bathymetry data that’s

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Deepwater Atlantic Habitats Study Commissioned

;programs were major, multi-year federal programs won by a coalition of partners, many of whom are also principals in this effort. The TDI-Brooks team consists of scientists from Temple University, University of Georgia, Nova University, Florida State University, Harvey Mudd College and University of New Hampshire as well as experts from numerous international universities

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Wilson Joins QPS Sales Team

QPS has hired Matthew J. Wilson in a marketing and sales position at QPS-US Inc, effective September 1, 2017.   Wilson joins QPS from NOAA Office of Coast Survey, Atlantic Hydrographic Branch, Norfolk, Va. where he is served as a Physical Scientist since 2008.   Wilson received a M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in December 2016, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. He has a M.S. in Ocean Mapping from University of New Hampshire, December 2012.

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Kongsberg Control System for New SEA-KIT USV

ocean exploration. It will be managed by the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team, led by alumni of The Nippon Foundation/General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetric Training Program, run at the Centre for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire, U.S. – now in its 13th year. All alumni hold positions in their own countries’ maritime industries. GEBCO is the only organization with a mandate to map the entirety of the world’s ocean floors.   The Nippon Foundation, Japan’s largest private philanthropic foundation

Aquabotix Names Curley CDO

Curley was Director of Sales - Vehicles at Teledyne Marine, a division of Teledyne Technologies, Inc. Previously, he served as Regional Sales Manager at Teledyne TSS Ltd (UK) and Sales and Marketing Manager at EPC Laboratories, Inc.   Curley has a BA in Communications from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H. 

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New Research Vessel for University of New Hampshire

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has entered into a contract with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for the design and construction of a new aluminum catamaran research vessel. AAM will build the 48’ x 17’ catamaran custom devised by Teknicraft Design, Ltd. of Auckland, New Zealand.   The new vessel, funded through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will serve the Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC) at UNH. It will join UNH’s existing fleet and will complement capabilities by offering a highly complex multi-mission platform.   Larry

Martin Klein with a Klein  multibeam side scan sonar. “We were proud that side scan was able to finally replace the old wire drag technology.” (courtesy Martin Klein and the MIT Museum)

Klein's Side Scan Sonar, Then and Now

out without humans in them that have all sorts of advantages.   I’ve been involved for many years with Sea Grant. The Sea Grant program is also 50 years old this year. And I’ve been involved with it in various ways since it began in 1967, especially at MIT and the University of New Hampshire. A lot of the autonomous vehicle technology was developed at MIT. The company Bluefin [Robotics] got its start as spinoff from MIT Sea Grant, and so I think that is making a big difference in our abilities to do ocean exploration.   Are there any technologies in development now that you&rsquo

The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team’s concept utilizes a SEA-KIT unmanned surface vessel, USV Maxlimer. (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

K-MATE Autonomy Controller Put to the Test

AUV System.   The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team is led by alumni of The Nippon Foundation / General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry Training Program, now in its fourteenth year, run at the Centre for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. GEBCO is the only organization with a mandate to map the entirety of the world’s ocean floor. The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team has worked very closely with advisors, industry partners, technology suppliers and developers over the last year, so that the Team is now a truly international group of

Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, NH, Klein Associates became the first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar in the world.

MTR100: L-3 Communications Klein Associates, Inc.

11 Klein Drive    Salem, New Hampshire 03079    T: 1-603-893-6131 E: [email protected]    W: www.L-3Klein.com    CEO/President: Frank Cobis    No. of Employees: 50    Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, New Hampshire, USA, Klein Associates became the first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar in the world. Since then, L-3 Klein Associates has become the leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment, and waterside security and surveillance systems to navies, shipbuilder

Rapaport Returns to OceanWise

Environmental Data Sharing and Publishing services and Enterprise GIS Productivity software tools.   OceanWise has also added Will Girard to its Customer Service Team as a Business Administration Apprentice, as well as its second GEBCO sponsored intern, Azmi Rosedee from the University of New Hampshire. Rosedee will help update the company’s digital bathymetric database before returning to Malaysia as the new Data Manager in the Hydrographic Office of the Malaysian Navy.   Furthermore, the company’s first apprentice, George Wright, has commenced his BSc degree course in Digital

TechSurge: Ocean Energy for non-Grid Connected Applications

on islands that are supplementing expensive diesel power, in offshore arrays for oceanographic operations or for military operations in remote water side locations. Sponsored by Teledyne Marine, ODI, the event will begin with an onsite tour of the "Living Bridge" project at University of New Hampshire, and will include a welcome reception on November 2 followed by a full day technical program on November 3. The two day program on renewable ocean energy will feature 17 technical presentations on topics related to wave energy and tidal energy devices. There will be a user panel with experts

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TE Subcom Supplies MAREA Submarine Cable System

pioneer in undersea communications technology, has announced that TE SubCom has been named the system supply partner for the new MAREA submarine cable across the Atlantic Ocean.   TE SubCom has completed the route survey and begun manufacture of the system at its facility in Newington, New Hampshire. The parties are on track to begin laying cable using TE SubCom’s state-of-the-art cable installation ships next year, with a scheduled completion date of October 2017.   As announced by Facebook and Microsoft in May 2016, MAREA will be the highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross

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