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DEC 2018

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www.sea-technology.com December 2018 | ST 31 FastBallast Technology Undergoes Canadian Ballast Testing The Canadian government selected Chelsea Technolo- gies' FastBallast compliance monitor for trials in a ballast water monitoring program conducted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and managed by the Great Lakes Lab- oratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Science. The test will assess the technology's ability to prove compliance with the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC). FastBallast uses a single-turnover method to provide a lower detection limit of less than 1 cell per mL, and its statistical method generates an estimate of cell density that is independent of an assumed level of fluorescence per cell. Local History Mapping Software Contributes to Better Navigation A collaboration between FarSounder, the Internation- al Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and NOAA is as- sessing and producing new nautical charts. FarSounder has joined the IHO's Crowd-Sourced Bathymetry (CSB) initiative by becoming a "trusted node" with NOAA. The project enables mariners to contribute seafloor depths measured from their vessels to NOAA's data repository. Using FarSounder's local history mapping feature, data sets will be added to the IHO Data Centre for Digital Bathymetry (DCDB), allowing worldwide use of the data. Caribbean Regional Comms Program Creates School and Government Networks Deep Blue Cable, which is the developer, owner and operator of a state-of-the-art subsea fiber-optic system being constructed to provide connectivity across the Ca- ribbean islands and to the Americas, will work to support CARCIP, a 15-year contract with the governments of the Caribbean nations of Saint Lucia, Grenada and Saint Vin- cent and the Grenadines. It will include a government wide-area network (WAN), a schools network and a sub- marine cable between Saint Vincent and Grenada with landings on five Grenadine islands. Unused Vessels Removed from Columbia River Global Diving & Salvage recently completed an en- vironmental cleanup project for the Oregon Department of State Lands, removing 11 derelict commercial vessels from a state leasehold on the Columbia River. The proj- ect included project management, diving, salvage and environmental services, as well as coordination among multiple subcontractors, state and environmental agen- cies and the U.S. Coast Guard. Maritime Payloads on Iridium Satellites to Expand The government of Canada will make an investment of $7.2 million over three years to support the expansion of exactView RT, a real-time satellite-AIS service. The in- vestment is being made through the Strategic Innovation Fund, a program designed to encourage R&D that ac- ocean business General Oceanics, Inc. introduces its new model 8050 autonomous pCO 2 monitoring system. Continuous measurement, recording and transmission of sea surface CO 2 levels. http://generaloceanics.com/home.php?cat=69 and confined air head space. • Infrared analysis of CO 2 concentrations. • Automatic calibration. • Integrated computer and contr e. • Integrated GPS location and atmospheric conditions. • Satellite data transmission. General Oceanics Inc. 1295 N.W. 163 St., Miami, FL 33169 Tel: (305) 621-2882, Fax: (305) 621-1710 E-mail: Sales@GeneralOceanics.com http://www.GeneralOceanics.com pCO 2 SEEKER - Acoustic Directional Receiver The small and rugged RJE SEEKER is used to assist AUV and ROV operators in tracking underwater beacons and transponders, from 25kHz to 45kHz at full ocean depth. Enabling ROV and AUV operators to track and relocate -500m -1,000m -6,000m -8,000m RJEInt.com | 949-727-9399

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