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Lesley Maxwell (left) and Nick Knight

InterMoor UK Expands Management Team

Marine Services Ltd. Knight, who will also be based in Aberdeen, U.K., comes to InterMoor from Viking SeaTech where he was operations supervisor. Knight has more than 12 years’ experience in marine engineering. Previously a chief petty officer in the Royal Navy, he graduated from the University of Portsmouth, U.K., with a foundation degree in mechanical engineering following an apprenticeship in marine mechanical engineering. Departing the Royal Navy in 2011, Knight served in various technical and operational roles in the oil and gas sector, including overseeing several complex deepwater mooring

The WHOI SeaBED AUV ‘Jaguar’  ready for deployment through a very thin layer of Antarctic sea ice. This helped produce the world’s first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice using an AUV. Credit: Peter Kimball, WHOI

A New Era of Antarctic Exploration: AUVs in Polar Science

polar environment now accessible by these types of platforms, we can expect a quantum leap forward in our efforts to understand how this vital component of the climate system is responding to change,” Dr. Williams.   Kira Coley is a freelance writer with a Marine Biology degree from University of Portsmouth and experience as a Field Scientist in various locations including Madagascar, Sicily, and Scotland. She is now a PhD researcher and regularly publishes articles and technical papers discussing key research topics in the marine sciences, oceanography and offshore industry. (As published

Global map of the variations in the pull of gravity derived from satellite radar altimetry.

Evolution of Ocean Exploration: Mapping the Seafloor with Geodesy

of new seafloor features in deep-sea marine territories marks a huge milestone in understanding our planet.     Acknowledgements Professor David Sandwell, Scripps Institution of Oceanography The Author Kira Coley graduated with a BSc. (Hons) Marine Biology degree from University of Portsmouth and has extensive experience as a Field Scientist in various locations.     (As published in the March 2016 edition of Marine Technology Reporter:  

Kira Coley

Planet Ocean Welcomes Kira Coley

Planet Ocean and its principals.  Kira will spend most of her time working with principals and customers on “science behind the measurement” activities and is available to provide help and assistance from that perspective. Kira studied at University of East Anglia and the University of Portsmouth graduating with a B.Sc (Hons) in marine biology.  She has extensive field experience gained as a marine research scientist with the “Frontier Project” in Madagascar, the University Of Palermo, Sicily and as a marine mammal researcher with the whale and dolphin trust Scotland

The Chatty Scientist Founder and Marine Technology Reporter contributor Kira Coley. (Photo: The Chatty Scientist)

Meet The Chatty Scientist

their research, increase exposure and connect with audiences around the world.   The Chatty Scientist is the brainchild of the platform's founder and CEO, Kira Coley, a contributing writer to Marine Technology Reporter, freelance science writer and lecturer in science communication at the University of Portsmouth, U.K.   Coley said, “The training options available these days are too limited – not everyone wants to learn everything there is to know about science communication in one go. And, who has the time? Trainers need to rethink how we can best work with scientists so they

Electron microscope image of enzyme degrading PET plastic (Credit: Dennis Schroeder / NREL)

Plastic-eating Enzyme Holds Promise in Fighting Pollution

digest polyethylene terephthalate, or PET - a form of plastic patented in the 1940s and now used in millions of tonnes of plastic bottles. PET plastics can persist for hundreds of years in the environment and currently pollute large areas of land and sea worldwide. Researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory made the discovery while examining the structure of a natural enzyme thought to have evolved in a waste recycling center in Japan. Finding that this enzyme was helping a bacteria to break down, or digest, PET plastic

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