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50 st / September 2017 www.sea-technology.com Shipping Cooperates with Killer Whale Research The Chamber of Shipping says the recovery of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale is a top prior- ity for its members. Existing science indicates that the species faces three anthropogenic threats, including con- taminated water, a lack of prey and physical and acoustic disturbance. Re- search suggests that underwater noise from vessels can interfere with killer whale communications, constraining the ability to hunt and navigate. It also suggests that vessels operating at lower speeds typically generate less under- water noise. The Chamber of Shipping's mem- ber companies have indicated their full support for the two-month trial to reduce vessel transit speeds through Haro Strait to 11 kt. starting August 6. Haro Strait is a prime feeding area for the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale. Researchers will measure the change in underwater noise from the speed reduction in Haro Strait. Ad- ditionally, the commercial marine in- dustry will collect data to determine the impact of the slowdown as it re- lates to safety, supply chain efficiency and commercial operations. Recommendations for Coastal Resilience Grants Nineteen research projects that pro- tect life and property, strengthen the economy and conserve and restore coastal and marine resources were recommended to receive a total of $13.8 million in funding through the 2017 NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants program. The projects cover 17 states and Puerto Rico, and will restore 1,100 acres of habitat and prepare more than 350 coastal communities to withstand extreme weather and related hazards. Every $2 of federal funds must be matched by a nonfederal contribution of at least $1 by the project organizers, adding another $8.3 million and bring- ing the total to $22.1 million. State and local government agen- cies and NGOs will use these funds to improve their ability to prepare for and recover from a variety of coastal threats, including hurricanes, tsunamis and sea level rise. MH370 Survey Produces Map With Much Higher Resolution The release of bathymetry data by Geoscience Australia has revealed sea- floor maps with a resolution 15 times higher than those previously produced using satellite data. The bathymetric survey, conducted by Fugro during phase one of the search for missing flight MH370, has provided a detailed map of the seafloor topography in the search area. Following the disappearance March 2014 of the Malaysia Airlines flight, the southern Indian Ocean search, led by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, is one of the largest marine surveys ever conducted. IOOS QARTOD Publishes QC Manual for Passive Acoustics The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observ- ing System (IOOS) Quality Assurance/ Quality Control of Real-Time Oceano- graphic Data (QARTOD) Project has published the "Manual for Real-Time marine resources Caldwell Marine International, LLC is seeking a SENIOR MARINE SUBSEA SURVEYOR Caldwell Marine International, LLC is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Senior Marine . This is an interesting and challenging senior-level position that would involve the setup, operation, and oversight of all company-performed marine survey operations. These operations would be related primarily to Caldwell's Differential Global Positioning Systems (DGPS) as applied to subsea power cable installation. In addition, preferred candidates should have familiarity in the installation, operation and maintenance of related marine and subsea equipment. Ideally, successful candidates would have experience in the following disciplines: ● Experience in the setup and operation of marine navigation software suites such as WinFrog, HYPACK DredgePack, etc. ● Experience in the operation and maintenance of marine electronic equipment such as DGPS systems, radio modems, echosounders, subsea cameras and other related equipment. Travel is required. We offer competitive salary and benefits including PTO, medical, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, flexible spending and a 401k retirement plan with company match. Interested candidates should forward their cover letters and resumes to: JAGrecruiting@CaldwellMarine.com

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