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FEB 2017

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52 st / February 2017 www.sea-technology.com Canadian Type Approval For Wastewater Systems ACO Marine has received Transport Canada type approval for its advanced Maripur NF and Clarimar MF wastewa- ter management systems, certifying that the technology is completely compli- ant with Canada's stringent sewage dis- charge requirements for vessels operat- ing in the Great Lakes. Transport Canada's certification un- derpins ACO Marine's strategic deci- sion to grow their Canadian customer base, following the recent appointment of Ontario-based Marine and Offshore as their new distributor for the region. With some exceptions, the rules ban the discharge of untreated sewage within 3 naut. mi. of land from ships less than 400 t and 12 naut. mi. from ships larger than 400 t. US House Passes Weather Research Bill The U.S. House passed H.R. 353, the Weather Research and Forecast- ing Innovation Act of 2017, to improve weather research at NOAA by advanc- ing programs and activities that will make critical investments in observa- tional, computing and modeling capa- bilities to support more accurate, time- ly and effective weather warnings and forecasts. With the increasing frequen- cy of severe weather events, improve- ments in forecasting capabilities and delivery are needed to protect Ameri- can lives, property and livelihoods. "Strengthening our resilience to se- vere weather events is both vital and necessary to strengthen our nation's economic security," said Ranking Mem- ber Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Students Operate Falcon ROV to Explore Ocean Students are now able to get hands- on experience operating a Saab Sea- eye Falcon ROV in the Gulf of Maine on the eastern seaboard of the U.S., where they can explore the undersea world and develop their environmental awareness. The project brings students, scientists, teachers and marine profes- sionals together and is run by Oceans- Wide, a nonprofit that supports the outreach requirements of the National Science Foundation and other granting agencies. Young people are encouraged to par- ticipate in real-life scientific research and write reports on their findings. The activities are run both in class and on board OceansWide's research ship, from where the Falcon is deployed. The project aims to support industry and marine science by creating innova- tive programs that use ROVs to inspire young people to expand their hori- zons and teach them about the world's oceans through first-hand shipboard experience. BMT ARGOSS Launches Ice Charting BMT ARGOSS has launched its ice charting capability, to be coupled with its extensive weather forecasting expertise. More and more clients are looking at these harsher environments and needing both a comprehensive un- derstanding of the weather and the ice regime in a complete package for cost environmental monitoring

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