February 2021 | Edition 2www.marinetechnologynews.com
Volume 64 Number 2
The Barrow Strait Real-Time ObservatoryEcoCTD
A Novel Underway Profiler for High Resolution Ocean ResearchGO-BGC Array
Monitoring Ocean Health
Gregory R. TrauthweinAssociate Publisher & Editor
Welcome to the new eMagazine format of Marine Technology Reporter, this the first of three eMagazine only editions coming to you in 2021, each one dedicated to a single subject, in this case Oceanography.
This global pandemic unfortunately continues to dominate the day-to-day of our personal and business lives, but as always there is a silver lining. My strong personal preference will be to get back on the road and the water, to visit with our clients, colleagues and friends in conferences and exhibitions, in your offices and on site at your projects to discuss the people, the technologies and the techniques that are driving this subsea business forward fast. But having been in this business for nearly 30 years, I know that when ‘plan A’ fails, there is always a ‘plan B’ ... or in the case of the last 12 months a ‘plan C, D, F & G’!
While I sorely miss the in-person connections, our team has fast-tracked the ability to connect with you globally via video interviews on the platform of your choice. In the last 12 months I’ve been on sailboats and balconies, inside basements and bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms and all points in between. I’ve had interviews interrupted by crying babies, barking dogs and nosy neighbors. But none of that matters, because we continue to connect, communicate and learn. Case in point are three of the features in this edition, each with video interview components that highlight and round-out the features you can read.
Please feel free to drop me a note with your opinion on the new format, and as always let me know about the projects you’re working on today for a feature in our pages, print and electronic, tomorrow.
- Inside The GO-BGC Array Project To Monitor Ocean Health Stephen Riser, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, and Clara Hulburt, Teledyne Webb Research discuss their part in the National Science Foundation’s $53 million, 5-year project to build and deploy a network of floats, called the Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Array (GO-BGC Array). By Greg Trauthwein
Motion Compensation And Position: Role And Important Features To Check When Selecting An Inertial Sensor Overview of inertial navigation systems, discussing parameters that are important when selecting an MRU or an INS/GNSS for motion compensation of oceanographic instruments and position tracking. by Julie Laveissiere, Marketing Executive; Hélène Leplomb, Marketing Manager, and Sébastien Manigot, Sales Engineer at SBG Systems.
Rutgers University Uses Slocum Glider For Ocean Acidification Study Grace Saba, Assistant Professor, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University discusses the value of the Slocum glider and pH sensor technology in the study of Ocean Acidification By Greg Trauthwein