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CMA CGM Libra at South End Container Terminal in the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The port is a significant contributor to the regional economy: a recent economic impact report by Chris Lowe Planning and Management Group found that its output from operations in 2017/18 was C$1.97 billion, up 15 percent from 2015/16 values. Photo: Steve Farmer

PORTS: Halifax goes Digital

as a critical digital tool for the sharing of real-time information with customers and the larger community. Shippers and cargo-owners can find up-to-the-minute information on terminal gate metrics, weekly dwell time, predictive air gap, arrivals and departures, and receive special alerts through the online portal. The high quality of the service has been widely recognized and last year The Port Operations Centre was the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) winner in the IT Awards program in the Port Operation and Management Systems category. Halifax Port Authority has also joined TradeLens

Satellite Derived Bathymetry (SDB) at a resolution of 10m (Image: TCarta)

Satellite Derived Bathymetry Aids Hydrocarbon Exploration

shorelines derived from multiple data sources. These include nautical charts, single- and multibeam survey data, LiDAR, SDB, altimetry data and seismic survey derived depths.TCarta stressed it has made its products easy for customers to obtain. In 2017, the company launched its Bathymetrics online portal, allowing customers to search for the availability of off-the-shelf TCarta products, including SDB and 90-meter bathymetric datasets. Clients can search for data, place an order, and instantly download the purchased products

The progression from Landsat satellite imagery, to a satellite derived bathymetry surface, to a bENC (Bathymetric Electronic Navigation Chart). The location is Golfo de Guanahacabibes, Cuba. (Credit: Aaron Sager)

MG3 & Satellite Derived Bathymetry

his team to acquire them for numerous projects in recent years. And now MG3 has played a role in making these and products more readily accessible to a wider group of end users in the marine community.In 2016, TCarta and DHI won a grant from the European Space Agency to help pay for development of an online portal to support direct sales of the off-the-shelf Satellite Derived Bathymetry data along with other geospatial marine products. The ESA grant required TCarta and DHI to include existing clients in the development of the portal, and MG3 gladly served that role, offering its insights into how the online

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All Eyes on Ireland

, clusters and incubation programs; developing dedicated funding programs; and creating knowledge-sharing opportunities and running a series of events to coordinate resources and activities in key areas.   “Other activities will include developing a ‘Marine Ireland’ brand and online portal and marketing message that will promote and facilitate access to opportunities in Ireland’s blue economy,” said O’Connor, “as well as supporting and developing flagship projects of scale that can really deliver the jobs and economic growth required to meet targets. There

Control site Ambient. Photo source :Alfred Wegener Institute PR

Tropical Coral reefs lose their Zooplankton through Ocean Acidification

of suitable hiding places. It results from the changes in the coral reef community due to increasing acidification. Instead of densely branched branching corals, robust mounding species of hard coral grow, offering the zooplankton little shelter. In a study published on 19 September 2016 at the online portal of the journal Nature Climate Change, the researchers report that the impact on the food web of the coral reefs is far-reaching, since these micro-organisms are an important food source for fish and coral. The volcanic carbon dioxide sources off the coast of Papua New Guinea are a unique natural

Neil Gordon (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea UK Portal Helps Members Go Global

Subsea UK has launched a new online portal to help subsea companies export skills, technology and expertise to oil and gas provinces around the world. The industry body, which represents the UK’s $14 billion subsea sector, has also become an accredited trade partner of the UKTI’s Tradeshow Access Program (TAP) which will see the organisation lead the way in facilitating the attendance of UK subsea companies at overseas trade shows. Susbea UK’s specially-developed portal, Global Business – is an exclusive on-line tool which provides regularly updated details on opportunitie

Photo: Ocean Exchange

Ocean Exchange Calls for Innovative Solutions

boasts two monetary awards—The Gulfstream Navigator Award and The WWL Orcelle Award. Both $100,000 awards have individual criteria for selection. However, all solutions inspiring action, regardless of final standing, will be featured on The Gallery (new for 2013)—a globally accessible online portal to be housed on and frequented by investors and business leaders. Therefore, even if an applicant is not chosen to present at Ocean Exchange, that solution still has a very real chance to be discovered and funded—Adam Dell of Austin Ventures, a 31-year-old early-stage

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