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A Bathymetric LiDAR Survey of the Troy Seawall, as an example of a previous Bathymetric Survey conducted by H2H Engineering Geoscience in 2018, on behalf of FEMA and the City of Troy.

H2H Awarded Bathymetric Survey Contract

H2H Geoscience Engineering (H2H) has announced a new contract with Albany Water Board, providing topographic and bathymetric surveying services for their two reservoirs – Alcove and Basic Creek in Albany County, New York.The Alcove reservoir has not had elevation-capacity tables updated since the 1930s, and no elevation-capacity tables for Basic Creek reservoir currently exist.  The Albany Water Board has requested that an updated elevation-capacity table be measured for Alcove reservoir, and also created for Basic Creek reservoir.For this project, H2H will utilize its dual mapping survey

U.S. Navy file photo of Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Justin Cosgrove participating in morning colors aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) while the ship is moored in New York City in support of the nation™s COVID-19 response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman)

Meterologists, Oceanographers Help Pave a Safe Path for USN Hospital Ships

USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) arrived safely in Los Angeles last week and USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) arrived safely in New York on Monday. While the Navy’s hospital ships prepare to receive patients, Naval Oceanography’s team of meteorologists and oceanographers ensured these ships were safe from hazardous weather as they traveled to their destinations.On March 20, Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) rapidly configured two ship-following coupled ocean/atmosphere mesoscale prediction systems (COAMPS) for the USNS Mercy and Comfort. The center of these high-resolution weather

A microfluidic sensor from Dalhousie (credit: Dartmouth Ocean Technologies Inc. and Sieben Laboratory Dalhousie University)

Environmental DNA Emerging in the Ocean Science Community

, the DNA released by an organism can be detected for only a few days. Despite this, the ocean science community is eager to employ this relatively new tool. In late November 2018 approximately 100 ocean scientists and stakeholders interested in marine eDNA assembled at The Rockefeller University in New York City for a conference sponsored by the Monmouth University-Rockefeller University (MURU) Marine Science and Policy Initiative. The executive summary of this gathering made it clear: “eDNA works. Get going.”But what does that mean for technologists? How does this scientific method translate

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Arctic Rays Chooses ESNE as Sales Rep

Arctic Rays LLC has announced Electronic Sales of New England (ESNE) as the company’s North East sales representative.  The territory for ESNE on behalf of Arctic Rays includes the New England states, plus New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.Mark Warren is the principal force at ESNE. His experience with technical products used in the deep ocean environment drives the decision-making strategies essential to successful product sales. 

RENDERING OF NEW VIKING SHIP: This rendering shows what the new Viking expedition ships will look like, including the hangar for launching small vessels. Credit: Viking

NOAA-Viking Public Private Partnership, a Win-win for Research

transport passengers between US ports.When asked about PVSA issues a Viking spokesman wrote in an email:“Viking operates in full compliance with the PVSA.  None of the itineraries has both embarkation and disembarkation in U.S. ports.  The voyages begin either in the U.S. (Milwaukee or New York City) and end in Canada (Thunder Bay or Toronto), or the reverse. Viking operates similar U.S.-Canada itineraries. (Its) Viking Star has two planned sailings in September 2020, which operates between New York and Montreal, also stopping in Quebec City, Saguenay, Gaspé, Halifax and Boston

SOI Executive Director Dr. Jyotika Virmani (Photo: XPRIZE)

Schmidt Appoints Virmani as Executive Director

Institute of Oceanography and as a senior scientist at the Met Office, the United Kingdom’s national weather service.She has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Imperial College London, a master’s degree in atmospheric and marine environmental science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and a doctorate in physical oceanography from the University of South Florida.Virmani will join the institute at the end of February and will be based in Los Angeles. “I am delighted and honored to be joining the Schmidt Ocean Institute and am excited to work with its

Vicinity Map Seagate Boston. (Image courtesy Tighe & Bond)

Protecting Ports from Sea Level Rise

, Hurricane Ike caused storm surge damage to Galveston in 2008 and a feasibility study is underway by the Army Corps of Engineers, with an Ike Dike concept design being advanced by Texas A&M University.  Similar concepts for a hurricane surge protection barrier are being progressed for the New York-New Jersey Harbor in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with the most feasible barrier connecting Long Island to Sandy Hook.  Common to the existing and proposed storm surge barriers are three main elements: dike; tidal flow gates and navigation gates.  The dike and tidal flow gates are existing

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Safeguarding the Titanic Resting Place

intended to keep the artifacts together and intact in a manner allowing for public access. The US and the UK hope that other nations will join the agreement in order to broaden cooperative efforts to protect the Titanic.  On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic left Southampton on its maiden voyage to New York. With more than 2,200 passengers and crew members aboard, the vessel tragically became one of the world’s legendary shipwrecks.The Titanic was one of the largest and most luxurious vessels of its time. At nearly 900 feet in length and displacing 52,000 tons, it was the pride of the White Star

AOT is working to develop a new port, specifically configured to serve Atlantic Ocean wind projects, on 30 acres along the Arthur Kill tidal strait between Staten Island and New Jersey. 
Boone Davis, President & CEO, Atlantic Offshore Terminals

Offshore Wind: Decisions Needed Sooner, not Later

On September 26, the State University of New York Maritime College hosted a conference on the emerging east coast offshore wind industry.  “Offshore Wind Power, Planning for America’s Ocean Energy” focused on four fundamental topics:• East Coast Wind Farm Overview – Status of the Industry.• Jobs and Supply Chain Technical Working Group.• Wind Farm Port Development.• Offshore Wind Maritime Operations.In some ways, actually clocking in for a day’s work on an offshore wind turbine is tantalizingly close.  Ditto for power flowing from an offshore

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OceanGate to Build Two New Submersibles

2020 utilizing its three existing 5-crewmember submersibles, Titan, Cyclops 1 and Antipodes.The company said it is currently accepting applications for expeditions for the Bahamas 2020 whale, shark and wreck missions with the University of The Bahamas and the Hudson Canyon Expedition off of the coast of New York City

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