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FEB 2017

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• • INTERCONNECT SEISMIC • IMAGING INSTRUMENTS VEHICLES • www.sea-technology.com February 2017 / st 5 The Worldwide Information Leader for Marine Business, Science & Engineering SEA TECHNOLOGY® ©Copyright 2017 by Compass Publications, Inc. Sea Technology (ISSN 0093-3651) is published monthly by Compass Publications, Inc., Suite 1010, 1600 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 524-3136; FAX (703) 841-0852. All rights reserved. Neither this publication nor any part of it may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Compass Publications Inc. Periodicals postage paid at Arlington, Virginia, and additional mailing offices. Subscrip- tions may be purchased at the following rates: domestic, $60 one year; $80 two years; foreign air mail, $136. Single copies $4.50 plus shipping and handling (current issue only). 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Editorial .......................................................7 Soundings ...................................................9 Capital Report ...........................................41 International ..............................................43 Ocean Business .........................................46 Navy Currents ...........................................49 Product Development ...............................50 Environmental Monitoring .........................52 Offshore Oil & Ocean Engineering ............54 Marine Resources ......................................56 Marine Electronics .....................................58 Ocean Research ........................................59 Contracts ...................................................60 Books ........................................................61 Meetings ...................................................62 People .......................................................63 ST Looks Back ...........................................64 Soapbox ....................................................65 Professional Services Directory ..................66 Advertiser Index ........................................70 COVER — Chris Martens of UNC with a Sea-Bird Scientific SeaFET during a saturation dive mission focusing on ocean acidification at Aquarius Reef Base on the outer reef tract of the Florida Keys. (Photo Credit: Chris Martens) NEXT MONTH — MTS Q&A. ... Simulator for high-speed boat handling, navigation and safety in ports. ... Compliance with new IMO ECDIS requirements. ... Hawaii undersea military munitions assessment. ... Dredging project for Singapore Tuas Container Port 2. ...Vessel monitoring system with fleet management. ... Prototyping the use of AIS for ship reporting of charting discrepancies. ... Oil analysis program. ... Next- generation i3XO EcoMapper AUV. February 2017, Volume 58, No. 2 Visit our website at www.sea-technology.com for online versions of feature articles and news departments. The editorial staff can be contacted at oceanbiz@sea-technology.com. 10 DESIGN PARAMETERS FOR UNDERWATER CABLES, SENSORS Bob Metz (PCB Piezotronics Inc.) discusses cable attachment methods, waterproofing of cable and sensors and pressure testing of underwater cables used with piezoelectric accelerometers and pressure sensors. 15 RELIABLY MEASURING pH IN THE OCEAN Charles W. 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Walsh (Sea-Bird Scientific) look at the DeepSeaFET and how it maintains accuracy over broad temperature and pressure ranges. 19 OCEAN BUSINESS – Conference Preview 23 STABILIZING A TOXIC WWII SUBMARINE WRECK Markus Motz and Thomas Radtke (develogic GmbH) review the steps taken during a project that saw the CSL.1000 set a new standard for large-scale and highly complex underwater communication systems with integrated measuring platforms. 27 U.S. HYDRO – Conference Preview 30 A NEW GENERATION OF OPTICAL SYSTEMS FOR OCEAN MONITORING Dr. Jay Pearlman (University of Colorado) and Dr. Oliver Zielinski (University Oldenburg, Germany) evaluate a selection of platforms for the "Oceans of Tomorrow" projects. 34 DATA LOGGERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH Kristin Elliott (Precision Measurement Engineering) talks about miniDOT, Cyclops-7 loggers that monitor water response to weather. 37 CITIZEN SCIENCE IN HIGH-LATITUDE ECOSYSTEMS Raul Bardaji (Institute of Marine Science - CSIC, Spain), Dr. Mairi Best (Ocean Networks Canada) and Dr. Jaume Piera (Spanish National Research Council) discuss the KdUINO buoy that supports data gathering in extreme environments. 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