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Post Sandy Remap New Jersey Project

Navionics has partnered with the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, West Marine and other local businesses to organize the Remap New Jersey/Sandy Project. The Remap New Jersey/ Sandy Project is a three-day event to be held July 19-21 to remap affected areas along the New Jersey coast. As part of this effort, Navionics will donate $1 per mile of sonar logs to benefit the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Recovery and Relief Fund. How to help Hummingbird and Garmin users can record sonar logs, and then upload them to the Navionics webstore.  Updated charts, reflecting everyone's

Joint Effort on to Repair Hudson River Cable

  Hudson Transmission Partners, LLC (HTP), owner and operator of an electric power cable buried beneath the Hudson River between Edgewater, New Jersey and New York City, is working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), and other agencies to contain the release of small amounts of non-toxic cable fluid into the Hudson River. The fluid release was detected on Saturday and is the apparent result of damage to a portion of the cable in the Hudson River near the New Jersey shoreline

Robert J. Walker wreck investigations: Photo courtesy of NOAA

Subsea Wreck Identifed Off NJ Coast 153 Years On

maritime archaeologists have identified the wreck of the ship 'Robert J. Walker', a steamer that served in the U.S. Coast Survey, a predecessor agency of NOAA. Twenty sailors died when the Walker sank in rough seas in the early morning hours of June 21, 1860, ten miles off Absecon Inlet on the New Jersey coast. The crew had finished its latest surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and was sailing to New York when the Walker was hit by a commercial schooner off New Jersey. The side-wheel steamer, carrying 66 crewmembers, sank within 30 minutes. The sinking was the largest single loss of life in the history

The turtle flight: Photo credit SCDNR

Free New Jersey-Charleston Flight for Loggerhead Turtle

A private pilot from New Jersey stepped up to the plate to transport a threatened sea turtle to the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program for treatment. William Kindle, a board member for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, New Jersey, flew the 75-pound juvenile loggerhead to Charleston on his Cessna Citation II aircraft. The injured sea turtle is now receiving treatment at the Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital, bringing the total number of patients to seven. The loggerhead sea turtle was found in early September at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Forked River

Photo: Maine Aqua Ventus

US Awards $3.7 Mln for Wind Project off Maine

The Maine Aqua Ventus project, an experimental floating deep-water offshore wind project off the coast of Castine, Maine, has received $3.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.   The project was originally competing for a $47 million grant but was passed over for projects in New Jersey, Virginia and Oregon. The DOE instead awarded Maine $3.7 million for work to continue on a pilot project off the coast of Monhegan.

Photo: Greg Trauthwein

New York at Risk of Flooding Every Two Decades -Study

Horton, in particular after Hurricane Matthew ravaged the southeastern United States over the weekend.   "The inundations from hurricanes will affect where we live, it will affect how we work, it will cause problems with the ecosystem," said Horton, a professor of sea level research at New Jersey-based Rutgers University.   "It's very bleak."   The study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences aimed to measure how frequently floods like those produced by Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. states of New York and New Jersey could occur until 2100

Navigating New York Harbor: Photo courtesy of USN

New, New York Harbor Current Meter

NOAA uses data from a new current meter in New York harbor operated by New Jersey’s Stevens Institute of Technology. The system provides enhanced real-time information to mariners travelling through the nation’s second busiest port. The Stevens current meter measures the  direction, speed, and volume of ocean currents in the harbor’s navigation channels, north of the Narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island.  Its data will be used in NOAA’s Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) system, which delivers real-time environmental observations, forecasts

In 1852, W.A.K. Martin painted this picture of the Robert J. Walker. The painting, now at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, Va., is scheduled for restoration. (Credit: The Mariners' Museum)

NOAA Finds Lost 19th Century U.S. Coast Survey Steamer

Mobile Bay and the Florida Keys ‒ in the decade before the Civil War. It also conducted early work plotting the movement of the Gulf Stream along the Atlantic Coast. Twenty sailors died when the Walker sank in rough seas in the early morning hours of June 21, 1860, 10 miles off Absecon Inlet on the New Jersey coast. The crew had finished its latest surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and was sailing to New York when the Walker was hit by a commercial schooner off New Jersey. The side-wheel steamer, carrying 66 crewmembers, sank within 30 minutes. The sinking was the largest single loss of life in the history

BIRNS Choose ESNE for New England Sales

support of BIRNS’ high performance electrical, coaxial, optical, electro-coax, electro-optical and electro-opto-mechanical hybrid connectors. The territory for ESNE’s sales efforts on behalf of BIRNS includes Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. With more than 35 years experience, ESNE is the largest and longest continuously run manufacturers’ representative firm in the Northeast serving the oceanographic community.   “We are thrilled to partner with a well respected, successful team like ESNE

William Boll (Photo courtesy of Horizon Marine)

Horizon Marine Welcomes Boll

also obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Modeling and Simulation Engineering at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. William’s thesis involved analyzing observed Doppler shifted internal waves generated by tidal interactions with local bathymetry in a shallow water region off the coast of New Jersey. Patrice Coholan, President of Horizon Marine, said, “We are in a growth phase with the new office in Rio and demand for our routing and tracking services.” Horizon Marine Inc. is an oceanographic services company specializing in environmental and operational marine data collection

Stevens Receives Port Grant to Bolster Coastal Resiliency

$6.6 Million Grant Will Support Center for Coastal Resilience and Urban Xcellence (CRUX) Research Stevens Institute of Technology has received a five-year, $6.6 million research grant from the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey (PANYNJ) to improve preparedness and resiliency at critical Port Authority infrastructure sites through an innovative observation and forecast system that provides information on the potential risk and magnitude of overland flooding prior to and during significant storm events. "We have envisioned a road map to more accurate flood forecasting by creating an

Allan Pirie, CEO: Photo credit Ashtead Technology

UK Subsea Equipment Firm Sells US Instruments Business

Ashtead Technology, announces the sale of its North American Instruments business. The Instruments business, which specialises in the rental of onshore environmental monitoring, non-destructive testing and visual inspection equipment, has been acquired by New Jersey-headquartered Pine Environmental Services LLC.  Allan Pirie, CEO at Ashtead Technology, said: "The divestment of the North American Instruments business is a key step in our long-term growth strategy to focus on our Offshore business, which has significant growth potential in the coming years. "The sale enables us to

USCG's MH-65 Dolphin helicopter Responded. Photo USCG

Search on for Missing Diver in Shark River Inlet

The Coast Guard and local police are searching for a missing diver in the Shark River Inlet in the vicinity of Belmar, New Jersey. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified by the Belmar Police department that a 17-year old free diver was reportedly missing in the Shark River Inlet at around 5 p.m. A Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small rescue crew was dispatched from Station Shark River and an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew was dispatched from Air Station Atlantic City to aid in the search. Also searching are members of the Avon-By-The-Sea and Belmar Police

Prysmian Wins Subsea Cables Contract

Negros to Panay project in the Philippines, the Cyclades project in Greece, the Capri-Torre Annunziata project in Italy, the Ibiza-Mallorca and the Mallorca-Spanish mainland project in the Balearic islands, the Phu Quoc project in Vietnam and the Hudson Transmission Project interconnecting Manhattan to New Jersey in the U.S. Prysmian has also recently been awarded the milestone project NSN Link that will interconnect Norway and U.K. along a 740 km route.  

Fairhaven's harbormaster and shellfish warden with ROV, Inset - Downe Twp with side scan sonar

Police and Dive Teams Rely on Underwater Search Equipment

Many government agencies and public safety dive teams are adding underwater search equipment to help make their operations easier, safer, and faster. Maricopa Sheriffs Department in Arizona, Downe Township Fire Rescue in New Jersey, the Fairhaven Massachusetts Harbor Master and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are a few of the diverse group of agencies using metal detectors, video cameras and sonars in their underwater search operations. Deputy Jeff Hanson, leader of the Maricopa County Sheriffs Department dive team, reported his group had been searching for almost a month, without

Rowe Technologies Appoints Northeast US Agent

; Marketing for Rowe Technologies, Inc. Ray Mahr, Jr., has announced the appointment of Mark Warren of Electronic Sales of New England (ESNE), as the company’s exclusive agent in the Northeastern U.S., including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, effective immediately for the sales and marketing of Rowe products and services.   Rowe designs, develops and manufactures Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) for applications in oceans, lakes and rivers. Rowe DVL Doppler Velocity Logs (DVL) are

Photo courtesy of Principle Power

US Deploys Three Offshore Wind Energy Projects

, the U.S. Energy Department today announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years to deploy innovative, grid-connected systems in federal and state waters by 2017. These projects – located off the coast of New Jersey, Oregon and Virginia – will help speed the deployment of more efficient offshore wind power technologies. Building on the Energy Department’s broader efforts to launch a competitive and sustainable offshore wind industry in the United States, these demonstration projects will help further

Sea Level Rise Projected to Displace 13 million in U.S. by 2100

faces the greatest risk, with up to 6.06 million residents projected to be affected if sea levels rise 6 feet, followed by Louisiana (1.29 million people at risk) and California (1 million).   Other states that could be heavily impacted in such a scenario include: New York (901,000 at risk), New Jersey (827,000), Virginia (476,000), Massachusetts (428,000), Texas (405,000), South Carolina (374,000) and North Carolina (298,000).   "As the sea level rises, coastal parts of Florida will be inundated," said University of Georgia geography professor Deepak Mishra, one of the researchers

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