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JUL 2017

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52 st / July 2017 www.sea-technology.com Offshore Salmon Farming On Continental Shelf Erko Seafood AS and Global Mari- time AS have developed a new concept for offshore salmon farming, called the North Sea Fishfarm. It will use a sta- tionary base as a fish farming platform in the open sea to benefit from larger production areas and volumes. The concept should also see great advancements in counteracting fish lice's impact on wild salmon and pre- venting contamination and runoff into the local environment. OHI Uses Data Software For Improved Workflow In 2012, scientists at UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecologi- cal Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) launched the Ocean Health Index (OHI), a scientific framework to mea- sure and track the health of the world's oceans. Working with Conservation International, the OHI team measured the combined benefits that oceans sus- tainably provide for people. Annual status reports show how and where to improve ocean management. Now, OHI researchers are trans- forming the way marine scientists en- gage with coastal management by le- veraging practices and tools used by Silicon Valley software developers to promote teamwork. Employing free software solutions that upgrade col- laborative research, the team has been able to make its entire workflow more transparent and streamlined while en- hancing the reproducibility of their data methods. This new approach has made OHI methods available to everyone. For ex- ample, the governments of Mexico and Indonesia and scientists in Sweden as- sessing countries on the Baltic Sea are using OHI science and code for their own coastal management. Rebuilding of Shoreline In Dare County, NC BOEM will aid Dare County, North Carolina, in rebuilding its coastal shoreline in several locations. The Town of Southern Shores is conducting a small beach nourishment project at the southern portion of the town, rebuilding about 2,500 ft. of shoreline. The project has been incor- porated into the agreement that BOEM and Dare County signed in September 2016, adding 120,000 cubic yards of offshore sand for Southern Shores coastal restoration. Completion is ex- pected in August. The agreement also authorized 4.825 million cubic yards of offshore sand to restore 8 mi. of Atlantic shore- line for the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, also scheduled for this summer. BOEM coordinated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the North Carolina Division of Coastal Manage- ment for the beach nourishment. Canada Designates Area Of Interest for Large MPA Canada is moving forward on its plan to protect 5 percent of its marine and coastal areas by 2017 and 10 per- cent by 2020 by designating a new area of interest (AOI) off the coast of British Columbia, with the intention of making it one of Canada's largest ma- marine resources Caldwell Marine International, LLC is seeking a qualified candidate for the full time position of Senior Marine Survey / Subsea Electronics Equipment Engineer The successful candidate will have advanced level experience in the following disciplines: • Minimum of 5 years experience setting up and operating marine navigation suites. (WinFrog, HYPACK DredgePack, Qinsy, Makai Lay, etc.) • Minimum of 7 years experience operating / maintaining Marine Electronics. (DGPS Equipment, Radio Modems, Video Senders, Rocket Port / IP Multiport Data Cards, Hemisphere Equipment, Echosounders, Subsea Sonars, Subsea Lighting, Subsea Cameras, VHF Systems, AIS, etc.) • Minimum of 7 years experience working with Subsea Equipment (Cable Plows, Pressure Vessels, Subsea Connectors, Slip Rings, Copper Umbilical Re-terms, General Maintenance, etc.) This position is located in southern New Jersey and will require some prolonged periods working on cable installation vessels in the nearshore environment. Interested candidates should forward their cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to: jagrecruiting@caldwellmarine.com

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